The latest recalls from Hyundai and Nissan impact some 625,000 cars manufactured between 2013 and 2015.
Santa Clara county fire officials are investigating a fire that involved three vehicles early Monday morning in Campbell.
The penalty could serve as a precedent for other automakers who violate the Clean Air Act.
Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers. The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years.
Things are certainly speeding along, and in the right direction, for California auto dealerships. The Bay Area is no exception – local new car sales figures mirror those reported statewide.