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It would be theoretically possible, I suppose, but highly unlikely. A CME and an extreme magnetic storm can induce high electrical voltages, but the length of the average car wire isn't long enough to cause much of a problem. An AM radio transmitting antenna tower perhaps, but not a car's AM reception antenna. Power wires strung for miles from city to city, sure, but not a wire from your battery to the taillight.

There are a great number of things that we need to worry about each day. I would rank this one pretty close to the bottom of the list.

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They mostly could not. Auto electronics are fairly well shielded; you drive under power lines, don't you? When was the last time your engine died from the varying magnetic field generated by a power line? I didn't think so.

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You could build a Faraday Cage in your garage, and park in it. But it would be a waste of time and effort. That's a pretty minor risk.

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