A Newton Abbot PCSO Shaun Woodward has said motorists could easily get seriously hurt after a series of vehicle interference crimes in the town and surrounding area.
In the past three weeks, wheel bolts have been undone on vehicles making it difficult for drivers to control their cars.
"We have had three crimes reported to us stating that wheel bolts had been undone on their vehicle, on two of these crimes the vehicle owners were driving at the time when the steering became very sluggish and difficult to control, it was then that they noticed that the bolts had been loosened. On the other crime all wheel nuts on all four tyres have been loosened.
"It is not known if the crimes are linked at this stage but it is very unusual to have this number of incidents as close together as these are.
"We would ask members of the public to thoroughly check their vehicles regularly as we do not want a serious incident occurring."
The incidents happened in Bridge Street, Ipplepen, between July 19-21 and at Jellicoe Rd, Newton Abbot overnight on August 2 and at Quay Terrace, Newton Abbot on July 31.
If anyone have seen anything suspicious, call 101 quoting crime ref JN/13/2206.