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Email: auto@mpbonline.org Auto Correct, hosted by Coach Charlie — Charles Melton, ASE Master Mechanic, airs at 10 a.m. Central Thursday and 11 a.m. Central Saturday on MPB Think Radio and MPBOnline.org/radioAuto Correct
Latest Episode10/21/2021

Auto Correct: Winterize Your Vehicle

From MPB Think Radio, this Auto Correct, helping you correct your auto problems. Our host is Coach Charlie – Charles Melton master technician I’m Liz Gill.We’re here to help steer you in the right direction. I bet you put on a sweater or jacket this week. Let’s learn how to winterize our vehicles. Email us your questions auto@mpb.online.org. We’d love for you to call in to contribute to Auto Correct and MPB with your financial support. That number is 1-888-372-GIVE1-888-372-4483 or go to https://donate.mpbfoundation.org/mspb/podcastHere is a money saving tip – recall repairs are done for free at a dealership.You can find out if your vehicle has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or download their SaferCar app.Auto Casey: Mazda CX-30 Short video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-f_a_6SaOI&t=0sLonger version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glHWsNVqwWIIn the news:Numbers released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau show there was an 11 percent increase in the number of vehicles stolen in the U.S. last year, with the two most popular targets being Ford and Chevrolet half-ton pickups.The Honda Civic and Accord were the next most popular cars to steal, in part because late-1990s versions of these vehicles still on the road are unlikely to have anti-theft devices built in. https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a37983327/2020-stolen-cars-chevrolet-ford-trucks/Vehicle check up: BatteryCooling systemBrakesBelts, hoses, spark plugs, wires and cableChange your oilTire Pressure checkWasher Fluid NOT WATER fillChange windshield wipersSafety kit: First aidFlashlight and batteriesIce scraperNon-perishable food and beverageWarm clothing – jacket, hat, socks, bootsJumper cables – where can you read how to hook up your jumper cables properly?Sand and shovelCar tool kitCell phone
10/21/2021

Auto Correct: Winterize Your Vehicle

From MPB Think Radio, this Auto Correct, helping you correct your auto problems. Our host is Coach Charlie – Charles Melton master technician I’m Liz Gill.We’re here to help steer you in the right direction. I bet you put on a sweater or jacket this week. Let’s learn how to winterize our vehicles. Email us your questions auto@mpb.online.org. We’d love for you to call in to contribute to Auto Correct and MPB with your financial support. That number is 1-888-372-GIVE1-888-372-4483 or go to https://donate.mpbfoundation.org/mspb/podcastHere is a money saving tip – recall repairs are done for free at a dealership.You can find out if your vehicle has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or download their SaferCar app.Auto Casey: Mazda CX-30 Short video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-f_a_6SaOI&t=0sLonger version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glHWsNVqwWIIn the news:Numbers released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau show there was an 11 percent increase in the number of vehicles stolen in the U.S. last year, with the two most popular targets being Ford and Chevrolet half-ton pickups.The Honda Civic and Accord were the next most popular cars to steal, in part because late-1990s versions of these vehicles still on the road are unlikely to have anti-theft devices built in. https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a37983327/2020-stolen-cars-chevrolet-ford-trucks/Vehicle check up: BatteryCooling systemBrakesBelts, hoses, spark plugs, wires and cableChange your oilTire Pressure checkWasher Fluid NOT WATER fillChange windshield wipersSafety kit: First aidFlashlight and batteriesIce scraperNon-perishable food and beverageWarm clothing – jacket, hat, socks, bootsJumper cables – where can you read how to hook up your jumper cables properly?Sand and shovelCar tool kitCell phone
10/14/2021

Auto Correct: Warning! Check Engine

That check engine light. What does it mean? What is it hiding? We’re going to learn how to check that check engine light and why that’s important.MPB and Auto Correct is very excited that Coach Charlie -Charles Melton, recently retired automotive instructor at the Clinton High School Career Complex is with us.After 3 years, Auto Correct is changing it up a bit. Our previous host Allison Walker has moved on. You can follower her on Tick-Tock and other social media platforms at The Lady Auto Mechanic. She’s started her own podcast called: The Lady Auto Mechanic. We’re so excited that she helped originate Auto Correct on MPB and wish her the best on her new adventures.https://anchor.fm/allison-walker0/episodes/Auto-Mechanics-Now-Hacking-Cars-e18bnqt?fbclid=IwAR1SXClxDSkSZfgy6WveU30h6T-NSSYXmDA8n9v-RSPM2QvLaNoAnPcSAQwRecalls for the past month:GM Announces Fix for Chevrolet Bolt EV Battery Problems https://www.cars.com/articles/gm-announces-fix-for-chevrolet-bolt-ev-battery-problems-441536/2015-17 Kia Sedona Recalled for Indicator Malfunction and some Hyundai Sonatas alsoHyundai Recalls 2017 Sonata Hybrids, Tucsons for Fire RiskFord Recalls 2011-13 Explorers Over Suspension Issue2020-2021 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator, Corsair SUVs Recalled for Failing Backup CamerasVolvo S60s, S80s Recalled Over Potentially Deadly Airbag Inflators. Various model years beginning in 2001.You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app.In the news: Have you seen the antique cars at the Mississippi State Fair? On view until Sunday, October 17th, 2021https://www.mdac.ms.gov/bureaus-departments/state-fairgrounds/fair/Auto Casey: 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness.Short take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AuZ5m82JlcLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib0mFTkjVIkCalls:bench test main computeroil optionsheated seat repairold Priuscabin air filters
9/16/2021

Auto Correct: National SCCA

We love answering your vehicle repair questions – “we” being Allison! But we – including me, love hearing about Allison’s racing experiences. Between your calls and emails we’ll hear about the Auto Cross National event this past week.https://www.scca.com/events/1997754-2021-tire-rack-scca-solo-nationals-lincoln-airparkhttps://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMechhttps://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htmRecalls for the week: 2018-21 model years Toyota Tundra Recalled for Headlight Fire Risk. dealers will modify, inspect, and if necessary replace the assembly. . Toyota will notify owners by Nov. 1, but if you have further questions in the meantime, you can call the automaker at 800-331-4331, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app.In the news: We discussed – last month that Algeria, used up the last of its stockpile of leaded gasoline in July. That's according to the U.N. Environment Programme, which has spent 19 years trying to eliminate leaded gasoline around the globe.https://www.npr.org/2021/08/30/1031429212/the-world-has-finally-stopped-using-leaded-gasoline-algeria-used-the-last-stockpBUT . . .There’s still leaded fuel around. Small aircraft use it. https://jalopnik.com/heres-why-planes-still-fly-with-leaded-fuel-1847615621Auto Casey: Buick EnvisionShort take:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxA9NHRNgVk&t=0sLong version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L82Av7PTrPMCalls:extended warrantyFord loses powerstarter issuehigh beamsstarter technical bullietin
9/9/2021

Auto Correct: Wipers ENCORE

If you’ve been in the rain with bad wipers, well you know how awful that is. We want to give you some advice on how to take care of your wipers, save you some money, and keep you safe. Allison will also answer your vehicle repair questions.Follow Allison Walker on social media! She's racing this week. https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2021-tire-rack-scca-solo-nationals-lincoln-airpark-national-503253https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMech https://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htmDiscussion:how to clean your wiperwhen to clean your wiperhow to examin your wiperreplacing your wiperthe wiper armAllison's racingin West Monroe this weekend!Calls:change your windshield - change your wipercan my vehicle towblade troubledoor hinge troubletracktor troublenot wiper but windshield defectiveemail: ceramic coating or clear wrapHonda Accord chatter one direction when lite rainwax coating or rainxPrius maintenance required lightRecalls: Sometimes recalls are for hundreds of thousands of vehicles – like the recent Ford airbag recalls. Other recalls are for 9 – because they were assembled incorrectly.You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website: nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app.In the news:Tennessee lawmakers are considering a bill that would bring criminal immunity to drivers who hit protesters illegally blocking the road. The bill says drivers won’t face prosecution if they hurt or kill a protester illegally blocking a roadway if the driver ‘"exercises due caution" and hits them unintentionally.https://fox17.com/news/local/new-tennessee-bill-would-give-criminal-immunity-to-drivers-hitting-protestors-in-streetAuto Casey reviews of the Subaru Crosstrek:Short segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssz2123Udrk&t=0sLong video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gSrA-OdVCw
9/2/2021

Auto Correct: Telematics

What information does your vehicle collect about your vehicle’s performance and your driving ability? Who gets it? What can be done with it? Let’s learn together between your vehicle repair questions.Recalls for the week: 2020-22 Jaguars, Land Rovers Recalled for Seat Belt Issue, dealers will inspect and replace the seat belt assemblies, as necessary, for free.Land Rover’s recall affects 28,000 model-year 2021 Range Rover SUVs; model-year 2022 Range Rover Sport SUVs; model-year 2020-21 Range Rover Velar SUVs and Discovery Sport SUVs; and model-year 2020-22 Discovery and Defender SUVs. For Jaguar, 9,000 model-year 2020-21 F-Pace SUVs; model-year 2021-22 F-Type coupes; and model-year 2021 XF sedans. .The automaker will begin notifying owners Oct. 22, but those with questions in the meantime can call Jaguar at 800-452-4827, Land Rover at 800-637-683716,000-Plus 2021 Ford F-150s Recalled for Seat Belt Webbing - dealers will inspect the front belts; if the webbing is misrouted, the seat belt retractor and pretensioner will be replaced for free. Ford will begin notifying owners Sept. 27, but if you have further questions in the meantime, you can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app.In the news: A Tesla That The Driver Says Was On Autopilot Crashed Into A Stopped Police Car, Again in Orlandohttps://jalopnik.com/a-tesla-that-the-driver-says-was-on-autopilot-crashed-i-1847581492Just a reminder: The "Move Over" law in Mississippi requires drivers to move at least one lane away when they approach emergency vehicles that are parked on the roadside with lights flashing. If drivers don't make room, they risk getting ticketed. And I know 2nd hand that the ticket is $250. https://www.respondersafety.com/training/move-over-slow-down/2007/06/mississippi-move-over-law-takes-effect-july-1/Auto Casey: Nisson RogueShort video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZikW-yYUFJ8Long version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGFKq2VYSrUConnect with Allison:https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMechhttps://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htmHow Do Those Car Insurance Tracking Devices Work? | U.S. News & World Report (usnews.com)https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/12/17/what-does-your-car-know-about-you-we-hacked-chevy-find-out/Rental Car Bluetooth Hands-Free Devices Can Intercept Your Smartphone Data (businessinsider.com)Anapp called Privacy4Carsoffers model-by-model directions.Calls:permission to share infocarburetordieselwon't starthumwiring harnesswon't startEmail from listener we didn't get to read:As a car enthusiast I've wondered about this for a few years and even taking the time to call my manufacturer only be told nothing with regards to what they collect, how they collect it and view it and or who owns it. Americans generally don't care about privacy as you can tell with our lack of cell phone data privacy laws so I doubt they'll care about their car tracking them either until the insurance company denies a claim because of the data that they acquired without your knowledge and brought before a court. More people should be concerned about this. Don't forget we can look to Europe for privacy laws and see what they do there cuz I assure you this is not allowed in the EU. Great topic!Info: There is a conference being held in Detroit October 13th and 14th by the global auto cyber security policy company Auto ISAC. You can buy a live viewing pass. It has spokes people from GM, Toyota, NHTSA and more speaking. Auto ISAC is partnered with Allison Transmissions and so many other car industry companies. Let Allison and Auto Correct know if you are interested in learning more.
8/26/2021

Auto Correct: Parking Brakes

Sometimes a caller is the inspiration for a show’s theme. Last week we had a call about parking brakes. Let’s get a refresher course in parking brakes or maybe learn some new tips today.Calls:check enginedrain and fillradiatorpower steeringstarting troublea.c. leakRecalls for the week: Chevrolet Bolt Battery Fire Recall Expands to Remaining 2019 EVs, 2020-22 EVs and EUVs :Bolt owners wait for a replacement battery module, GM advises setting the vehicle to a 90% charge limit using the Target Charge Level Mode or visiting a dealer for assistance with the adjustment. Other recommendations include charging the vehicle more frequently, avoiding depleting the battery below 70 miles of the remaining range, parking outside after charging and avoiding charging the vehicle indoors overnight.Land Rover Recalls Nearly 112,000 Range Rover Sports, LR4s Over Fire Risk : dealers will replace the fuel outlet flange for free. Land Rover will begin notifying owners Oct. 8, but those with questions in the meantime can call the brand at 800-637-6837You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app.In the news:the online car sales site - Vroom People complained about misrepresentations in advertising or sales of new and used cars, deceptive financing practices, defective vehicles, faulty repairs, car leasing and rentals, and towing disputes.https://carshippingnews.com/not-reliable-to-buy-car-online-customer-service-bad/Auto Casey: Cadillac/Super Cruise Short take:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCKjKgDoWpgLong version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSK5XulgXtMFollow Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic on social mediahttps://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMechhttps://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htm
8/19/2021

Auto Correct: Open Topic August

Our listeners are going to steer the show today. It’s an open topic show with a variety of questions and news.Allson Walker is The Lady Auto Mechanic: text 601-502-3157https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMech https://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htmRecalls for the LAST COUPLE OF weeks: Ram 1500, 1500 Classic, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks have an airbag issue.Hyundai and Kia are issuing separate recalls for 2016-20 model years. The issue concerns a damaged trunk latch.2021 Audi and Volkswagen vehicles with malfunctioning seat belt retractors2020-22 Cadillac’s CT4s and CT5s are now being recalled for an issue concerning the roof-rail side curtain airbags.BMWs, Toyota Supras, and Z4s. Dealers need to update the engine management software.BMWs, Minis, Rolls-Royce, and Toyota Supras have a seat belt retractor recall. 2021 and 2022 Ford Transit and Transit Connect vans are being recalled for an issue with the locking retractor on a passenger seat belt.2018-20 model-year Subarus have a faulty fuel pumpYou can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app.In the news: General Motors Co. and AT&T plan to bring 5G connectivity to millions of the automaker's vehicles in the U.S. over the next decade.Beginning with 2024 vehicles. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/general-motors/2021/08/19/gm-at-t-partner-equip-vehicles-5-g-capability/8184464002/Auto Casey: Kia K5 sedan Short take:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHXNXyMaYxcLong version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Yzv_lKq4kCalls:oil for your carradiator fluidinspection of used carFreon in the carparking breakLincolnbrake warning lightsmechanics test drivesvibrationswaping engine