Both General Motors and Chrysler are recalling tens of thousands of vehicles.
The affected GM vehicles are 1997-2003 Buick Regal, the 2000-2003 Chevrolet Impala, the 1998-1999 Chevrolet Lumina, the 1998-2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, the 1998-1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue and the 1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix.
Some of the vehicles have a condition in which drops of engine oil may fall on the exhaust manifold through hard breaking. That could lead to an engine compartment fire.
Dealers will fix the problem for free when the recall begins in May. Owners can contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537, and Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668.
As for Chrysler, it is recalling several of its Jeep vehicles due to various problems.
The 2001-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee is being recalled because of a problem with the heated-seat elements.
2002-2003 Jeep Liberty vehicles are being recalled because of a problem with the front suspension ball joint and the 2009 model year of the Commander, the Grand Cherokee and the Wrangler 4x4 are being recalled because the airbags might not deploy due to a wiring problem.
Dealers will fix the problem at no charge. Owners can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.