Main topic: The Takata airbag saga continues, with Ford and Mazda recalling even more 2006 Ranger and B-Series pickup trucks, respectively. 

We also touch on the recent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recall of certain 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan minivans and Jeep Wrangler SUVs. Plus, we discuss what consumers can do to make sure they get alerted of any recalls for any of the vehicles they own.

Viewer question: The panel gives advice on the best American car for a teenage driver.

Driven this week: 2018 Lexus RX L. This new version, available in both 350L and 450hL versions, comes with a small two-person third-row seat. Our panel members share their initial impressions, and compare the Lexus to other three-row SUVs like the Audi Q7, Toyota Highlander, and Volkswagen Atlas.

Panelists Jennifer Stockburger, Jon Linkov, and Ryan Pszczolkowski
Panelists: Jennifer Stockburger, Jon Linkov, and Ryan Pszczolkowski

As with other “Talking Cars” episodes, this one is available free through Apple Podcasts. (Subscribe to the audio or video.) You’ll also find the audio on Spotify and video on YouTube.