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Auto Correct, hosted by Allison Walker, the Lady Auto Mechanic

Auto Correct is a route to correct your problem with your automobile. Our mechanic on duty will listen to the issue then determine the best way to go about solving your concern. In Mississippi, having your transportation
Latest Episode1/23/2020

Auto Correct: Bad Habits

Sometimes we have bad habits that do damage to our cars.Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic, gave advice on:Driving car coldLugging engineCool down turbo carsRolling gear changesOur calls covered:Autocross 8th Annual Ronald McDonald House Charity Autocross; SCCA - Mid South Region – Autocross Saturday, February 1, 2020 Memphis International Raceway, Memphis, TNhttps://www.motorsportreg.com/events/8th-annual-ronald-mcdonald-house-charity-autocross-memphis-international-148826cars that have sat for yearsreplacing bulbsoil changesABS break warning lightturboswarming up carsHere are the recalls for the week: 2.4 Million Acura and Honda Cars, SUVs, Minivans: Dealers will inspect and, if needed, replace certain Takata driver-side front airbag inflators manufactured with non-azide propellant for free. Honda said free recall inspections and repairs will begin in roughly a year as replacement parts from alternative suppliers are not yet available.The 5 Biggest Recalls in 2019:·3.5 Million 2014-18 Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC SUVs and Pickup Trucks: Get your dealer to reprogram the electronic brake control module·1.3 Million Subaru Cars and SUVs: dealers only have to replace the brakelight switch as a fix·1.2 Million Nissan and Infiniti Cars, Trucks, SUVs and Vans: dealer need to update the backup camera settings software.·1.2 Million Ford Explorers: dealers are to remove and replace left- and right-hand rear suspension toe links, as well as align the rear suspension, before sending you on your way·928,000 Toyota, Scion and Lexus Cars, Minivans, SUVs and Pickup Trucks: dealer to have your airbag assembly replacedYou can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recallsand inputting your VIN number.https://www.carcomplaints.com/ is a resource for unreliable car lists. . Today, we’re going to caution you about:MAZDA3 2010 and 2014 various issuesConsumer Reports has a list of vehicles that have a record of much-worse-than-average overall reliability based on subscriber responses to their Annual Auto Survey. https://www.consumerreports.org/used-cars/used-cars-to-avoid-buying/Please consider reading up on the reliability of this car before purchasing it as a used car.If you’re interested in reviews of new cars Casey Williams is the automotive correspondent for WFYI, a public radio station in Indianapolis. He has reviewed cars and covered the auto industry for 25 years. His review this week is on the 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and the Consumer Electronics Show In Las Vegas https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsIn the news:Beware of leaving electronic in your car with the Bluetooth activated.https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/01/22/bluetooth-scanner-apps-blamed-thefts-protect-yourself/4491482002/Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic:https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMechhttps://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/
1/16/2020

Auto Correct: Radiators

Whether it's hot or cold - take care of your radiator!Here are the recalls for the week: 2018-2019 Lexus, Toyota Cars, Minivans, Pickup Trucks and SUVs: A fuel pump may stop operating. Toyota said the issue is still being investigated and the remedy is under development.You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recallsand inputting your VIN number.Consumer Reports has a list of vehicles that have a record of much-worse-than-average overall reliability based on subscriber responses to their Annual Auto Survey. Today, we’re going to caution you about:Hyundai Sonata2011 engine problemsPlease consider reading up on the reliability of this car before purchasing it as a used car, suggests Consumer Reports.https://www.consumerreports.org/used-cars/used-cars-to-avoid-buying/ https://www.carcomplaints.com/is another resource for unreliable car lists.If you’re interested in reviews of new cars Casey Williams is the automotive correspondent for WFYI, a public radio station in Indianapolis. He has reviewed cars and covered the auto industry for 25 years. His review this week is on the 2020 Nissan Altima AWD https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsIn the News:The Mustang From "Bullitt" Sells For $3.74 Million At AuctionThe 390 cubic-inch 1968 Ford Mustang GT made famous by a very good car chase scene in Steve McQueen’s not very good detective film Bullitt was sold Friday by Mecum auctions in Kissimmee, Fla. for a massive $3.74 million about 5 minutes after the car rolled onto the dais.That the owner had purchased the car for just $3500 from a newspaper ad and stored the vehicle. The owner passed away and left it to his son in 2014. I’ll post a link to the story with this audio.https://usatoday.va.newsmemory.com/?publink=03c3f2474_13434d7Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic: https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMechhttps://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/On the show, Allison recommended using a throttle body intake cleaner, such as CRC GDI Intake Cleaner
1/9/2020

Auto Correct: Blind Spots

Today's topic: blind spot in cars and 18 wheeled vehicles.adjust your mirrorsuse your mirrorsgive semi trucks LOTS of roomadd blind spot mirrorsuse Blind Spot Warning technologyHere are some recalls from the past few weeks:2017-2019 Ford Super Duty:2013-2015 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid:Various Volkswagen Passat, Golf and Audi A3:2019 Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500:2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Sierra 1500:2020 Porsche 911:2014-16, 2018-19 Porsche Cayman, 911:2019-20 Mazda3: 2019-20 BMW M5, M8:2006-2010 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ and Mercury Milan:2018-2019 Chrysler Pacifica:2005-2006 Dodge Viper:2015-2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA250, Mercedes-AMG CLA45:2019-2020 BMW 3 Series:2001-2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, CLK, CLS, E-Class:You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recallsand inputting your VIN number.Consumer Reports conducted a survey of members to rate their experiences with the advanced safety and driver-assist systems on their model-year 2015-2019 cars which covered about 72,000 vehicles.Most satisfying systems, according to CR members: Genesis, Jeep, LexusLeast satisfying: BMW, Volkswagen, Teslacarcomplaints.com is a resource for unreliable car lists.If you’re interested in reviews of new cars Casey Williams is the automotive correspondent for WFYI, a public radio station in Indianapolis. He has reviewed cars and covered the auto industry for 25 years. His review this week is on the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, 2020 Jaguar XE, 2019 Genesis G80, and his talks about the 2020 Indy Auto Showhttps://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsIn the news:Amazon is planning to bring movies and video to cars with Fire TV: Amazon says it wants to bring streaming entertainment to cars.The same Fire TV streaming programming that you enjoy at home will come to future cars from BMW and Fiat Chrysler, the company announced at the CES trade show in Las Vegas this week.https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/01/06/amazon-ces-2020-fire-tv-coming-bmw-chrysler-and-other-cars/2824220001/
12/19/2019

Auto Correct: Road Trip Preparation

What do you need to be prepared for a road trip? Here are some suggestions with Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic.https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMechHere are the most recent recalls:2015-2019 BMW X6:2020 Ford Explorer, Lincoln Navigator:2020 Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC Vehicles:2019 Toyota Prius:2019-20 Toyota C-HR, Corolla, Corolla Hybrid:2019 Subaru Ascent, Crosstrek and Forester:2011-2017 Volvo S60, S60 Cross Country, V60, V60 Cross Country:2011-2017 Volvo S60, S60 Cross Country, V60, V60 Cross Country:2019 Subaru Ascent:2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque:2017-2018 Bentley Continental Supersports:2020 BMW 3 Series and Z4, Toyota Supra:2019 Mercedes-AMG E-Class:2019-2020 Honda CR-V:You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recallsand inputting your VIN number.Consumer Reports has a list ofvehicles that have a record of much-worse-than-average overall reliability based on subscriber responses to their Annual Auto Survey. Today, we’re going to caution you about:GMC Acadia2008-2011, 2013-2014, 2017 owners noted some transmission problemsPlease consider reading up on the reliability of this car before purchasing it as a used car, suggests Consumer Reports. https://www.consumerreports.org/used-cars/used-cars-to-avoid-buying/https://www.carcomplaints.com/ is another resource for unreliable car lists.If you’re interested in reviews of new cars Casey Williams is the automotive correspondent for WFYI, a public radio station in Indianapolis. He has reviewed cars and covered the auto industry for 25 years. His review this week is on the 2020 Toyota Corolla, Kia Soul,Range Rover Sport, 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country and the electric Mustang crossoverhttps://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams
12/5/2019

Auto Correct: Windshields

Guest Mike Harbin from The Righteous Windshield talks auto glass with us.https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Glass-Service/The-Righteous-Windshield-1499878863621382/Here are the recalls for the week: 2011-2013 Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee: The fuel pump relay inside the totally integrated power module may fail, causing the vehicle to stall without warning and increasing the risk of a crash.A remedy is still under development.2019 Ford Ranger: Dealers will inspect the underbody inline connector and, if a terminal is loose, it will be re-pinned to a replacement connector for free.2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, HDs and GMC Sierra 1500, HDs: Dealers will close off the opening in the pretensioner bracket of the front seat belts for free. 2014-2016 Chevrolet SS: Dealers will replace the steering gear assembly for free. 2012-2013 Fiat 500: Dealers will replace the shifter cable adjuster for free. 2012-2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV: Dealers will replace the brake vacuum pump for free. 2019 Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG G-Class: Dealers will inspect, modify or replace the front door wiring harness in the event damage has occurred for free.You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recallsand inputting your VIN number.Consumer Reports has a list of vehicles that have a record of much-worse-than-average overall reliability based on subscriber responses to their Annual Auto Survey. Today, we’re going to caution you about: Ford Explorer 2002, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2016 This vehicle had various complaintsPlease consider reading up on the reliability of this car before purchasing it as a used car, suggests Consumer Reports. https://www.consumerreports.org/used-cars/used-cars-to-avoid-buying/https://www.carcomplaints.com/ is another resource for unreliable car lists.If you’re interested in reviews of new cars Casey Williams is the automotive correspondent for WFYI, a public radio station in Indianapolis. He has reviewed cars and covered the auto industry for over 25 years. His reviews this week are on the 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country, the Kia Telluride, and VW Atlashttps://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsAllison will be participating in Auto Cross this month: Sunday, December 15, 2019: SCCA - Central Louisiana Region, JESTC, Zachary, Lahttps://www.motorsportreg.com/events/cenla-december-autocross-jestc-scca-central-louisiana-923263
11/28/2019

Auto Correct: Mail Bag Podcast

Time to reach into the "email" bag. Hear about recalls and what not to buy vehicles also.CV jointsAuto Off on new vehiclesheadlight restoration kitsnitrogen vs. air in tiresspark plugsWe’ll catch you up with some recent recalls: 1. 928,000 Toyota, Scion and Lexus Cars, Minivans, SUVs and Pickup Trucks: for replacement airbag inflators that were intended as short-term solutions for the dangerous originals involved in the Takata airbag crisis. Dealers will replace either the driver or front passenger airbag inflator or the airbag assembly using an alternate inflator. 2. 638,000 Chevrolet and GMC SUVs and Pickup Trucks:all equipped with 5.3-liter V-8 engines, a 3.08-ratio rear axle and four-wheel drive. This one is a long sequence of problems. Dealer will reprogram the electronic brake control module.3. 466,200 2017-19 Subaru Crosstreks and Imprezas: the engine control module may continue to power the ignition coil after the engine is shut off, which could result in a short circuit and blown fuse. Dealers will have to update the ECM software and investigate the status of the ignition coil.4. 366,200 2015-18 Subaru Foresters: Involves a loosened electrical connection in the front passenger seat for the occupant detection system. Owners will get a notice and a second notice once a remedy becomes available. 5. 336,500 2019 Honda CR-Vs: The owner’s manual incorrectly describes how the CR-V’s “Passenger Airbag Off” light works. The automaker will provide a sticker with the correct info to throw in the owner’s manual.You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recallsand inputting your VIN number.What’s an unreliable car to NOT buy? Consumer Reports has a list of vehicles that have a record of much-worse-than-average overall reliability based on subscriber responses to their Annual Auto Survey. Today, we’re going to caution you about:Dodge Durango2004 catching on fire.2011-2013, 2016Please consider reading up on the reliability of this car before purchasing it as a used car, suggests Consumer Reports.https://www.consumerreports.org/used-cars/used-cars-to-avoid-buying/ https://www.carcomplaints.com/ is another resource for unreliable car lists.If you’re interested in reviews of new cars Casey Williams is the automotive correspondent for WFYI, a public radio station in Indianapolis. He has reviewed cars and covered the auto industry for 25 years. His link is in the podcast information. https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams