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Email: auto@mpbonline.org Auto Correct, hosted by Coach Charlie 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 is a route
Latest Episode1/13/2022

Auto Correct: Auto Casey

We’re happy to have Auto Correct contributor Auto Casey – Casey Williams as our guest. Last year he drove over 50 different new vehicles and reviewed them on YouTube. Coach Charlie is here to answer your personal vehicle questions.Recent recalls: Audi Q5 and SQ5 have troubles if you spill a liquid in the back seat! Dealers will install a protective cover on the gateway control module and seal an underbody seam, as necessary, for free. Audi will begin notifying owners Feb. 24, 2022; those with further questions can call the brand at 800-253-2834.Subaru Ascents, Legacys, Outbacks have a Drive Chain Issue. Dealers will reprogram the transmission control unit, inspect the data for chain slip and visually inspect the chain guide. If evidence of chain slippage or damage is found, the transmission will be replaced. All repairs will be performed for free. Interim letters will be mailed to owners by Feb. 7, 2022, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 844-373-6614.2021-22 Ford F-150s Recalled for Driveshaft Issue. Dealers will inspect and repair the driveshaft, as necessary. They will also properly attach the underbody insulators. Both repairs will be done for free, and owners will be notified starting Jan. 31, 2022. Those with further questions can call the automaker at 866-436-7332.Tesla Model 3 Sedans Recalled for Rearview Camera Connection Tesla will install a guide protector and inspect the harness, replacing it as necessary. The repair is free of charge, and owners will be notified by mail in mid-February 2022. For further information, call Tesla at 877-798-3752Tesla Model S Sedans Recalled for Hood Latch. Tesla will inspect and reposition the latch assembly, as necessary, for free. Owners will be notified by mail starting Feb. 18, 2022. For more information, owners can call the automaker at 877-798-3752, call NHTSA’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: Ford Motor Co., concerned about its reputation and customer complaints related to the upcoming launch of the F-150 Lightning, is warning dealers not to upsell reservations for the popular EV truck and also wants customers to sign a contract preventing them from reselling it within a year, according to a letter from the automaker to its dealers.https://amp.freep.com/amp/9129717002Auto Casey:Subaru Ascent OnyxShort video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaOjLG78g9U&t=0sLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDpZpTLGn_oCasey's suggestions for new rides under $25,000Calls:VibratingTiresElectricalOil changeStolen carLights outBattery4wdValve coverFireMotor mountAcceleratorComputerInterior light flickerEmail – car locks upEmail - brakes
1/13/2022

Auto Correct: Auto Casey

We’re happy to have Auto Correct contributor Auto Casey – Casey Williams as our guest. Last year he drove over 50 different new vehicles and reviewed them on YouTube. Coach Charlie is here to answer your personal vehicle questions.Recent recalls: Audi Q5 and SQ5 have troubles if you spill a liquid in the back seat! Dealers will install a protective cover on the gateway control module and seal an underbody seam, as necessary, for free. Audi will begin notifying owners Feb. 24, 2022; those with further questions can call the brand at 800-253-2834.Subaru Ascents, Legacys, Outbacks have a Drive Chain Issue. Dealers will reprogram the transmission control unit, inspect the data for chain slip and visually inspect the chain guide. If evidence of chain slippage or damage is found, the transmission will be replaced. All repairs will be performed for free. Interim letters will be mailed to owners by Feb. 7, 2022, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 844-373-6614.2021-22 Ford F-150s Recalled for Driveshaft Issue. Dealers will inspect and repair the driveshaft, as necessary. They will also properly attach the underbody insulators. Both repairs will be done for free, and owners will be notified starting Jan. 31, 2022. Those with further questions can call the automaker at 866-436-7332.Tesla Model 3 Sedans Recalled for Rearview Camera Connection Tesla will install a guide protector and inspect the harness, replacing it as necessary. The repair is free of charge, and owners will be notified by mail in mid-February 2022. For further information, call Tesla at 877-798-3752Tesla Model S Sedans Recalled for Hood Latch. Tesla will inspect and reposition the latch assembly, as necessary, for free. Owners will be notified by mail starting Feb. 18, 2022. For more information, owners can call the automaker at 877-798-3752, call NHTSA’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: Ford Motor Co., concerned about its reputation and customer complaints related to the upcoming launch of the F-150 Lightning, is warning dealers not to upsell reservations for the popular EV truck and also wants customers to sign a contract preventing them from reselling it within a year, according to a letter from the automaker to its dealers.https://amp.freep.com/amp/9129717002Auto Casey:Subaru Ascent OnyxShort video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaOjLG78g9U&t=0sLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDpZpTLGn_oCasey's suggestions for new rides under $25,000Calls:VibratingTiresElectricalOil changeStolen carLights outBattery4wdValve coverFireMotor mountAcceleratorComputerInterior light flickerEmail – car locks upEmail - brakes
1/7/2022

Auto Correct: Car Won't Start Encore

Guest mechanic Charlie Meltonfrom the Clinton High School Career Complex answered our listener calls about cars that wouldn't start.January recalls:100,000 2011-14 Hyundai Sonata, 2013-14 Santa Fe Sport and 2,300 2019 Lincoln NautilusYou can find out if your vehicle has a past recall by going to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s website:https://nhtsa.gov/recallsand imputing your VIN number.Consumer Reports has a list of 1082007-16 models 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/The Ram 1500; model years 2014 and 2015https://gearpatrol.com/2018/12/27/8-best-driving-apps-ios-android/If you’re interested in reviews of new cars Casey Williams is the automotive correspondent for WFYI, a public radio station in Indianapolis, and he has reviewed cars and covered the auto industry for 25 years. He has a new review of the GMC Sierra.https://www.wfyi.org/news/articles/gmc-sierra-conquers-all-or-no-roadsAt CarGurus, we’re building the world’s most trusted and transparent automotive marketplace. We make it easy to find great deals from top-rated dealers and provide the guidance consumers need to make a more informed purchase. We also help dealers and private sellers quickly and easily market their vehicles and connect with ready-to-buy shoppers.https://www.cargurus.com/How safe are cars from hackers?https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/driveon/2019/02/06/your-car-might-hackable-heres-what-cybersecurity-experts-say/2777300002/
1/6/2022

Auto Correct: Brakes and buses Encore

After getting your vehicle to “go” getting it to “stop” is pretty important. Rotors, pads, calipers – oh, my. Today is about brakes. Some say the repairs are ones you could do yourself. If you’re a better driver maybe you don’t need repairs as often?Recalls for the week:VW Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport SUVs for Airbag Issue - To fix the problem, dealers will repair the drain tube and replace the airbag control module for free. Owners will receive an interim notification of the safety risk starting Jan. 14, 2022, and they’ll receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. For further information, owners can call VW at 800-893-5298You 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:https://jalopnik.com/school-canceled-due-to-bus-driver-shortage-1848126601?utm_source=jalopnik_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021-11-27In addition to truck driver shortage, there’s a school bus driver shortage. One school in Massachusetts had to cancel classes before Thanksgiving because there weren’t enough school bus drivers.Auto Casey: Ford MaverickShort video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A51d9wVhQk&t=0sLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBH8Qy9mnW4Calls and emails:Email from DavidDiesel brakesChatterBompOld partsTap brakesHybrid brakes http://autocorrect.mpbonline.org/episodes/auto-correct-hybridsRun flat tires
12/16/2021

Auto Correct: MDOT recap

It’s Holiday travel time! We hope you’ll take care (and take MPB with you). Consider downloading the MDOT app. MDOT has free resources to help you deal with traffic. Access what you need to know about road conditions, construction zones, weather and more – even locate welcome centers and rest areas. Designed as a mobile companion for MDOTtraffic.com is the MDOT Traffic App - available as a free download from the App Store or Google Play. This application features location-based alerts, traffic camera streaming, hazard reporting abilities, emergency information, customized map view and easier login with social media. https://www.mdottraffic.com/landing.aspxhttps://mdot.ms.gov/Recalls you may need to know about Takata Air Bags: Approximately 67 million Takata air bags have been recalled. This recall involves 19 automakers.Ford: A rear toe-link fracture on certain 2013-2017 Ford Explorers can result in a loss of steering control. This can increase the risk of a crash. There are 645,000 affected vehiclesChevrolet: High voltage batteries in Chevrolet Bolt vehicles can catch fire. This recall is for all Bolts, including vehicles that may have already had a recall remedy completed. There are 110,000 affected vehicles.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: Toyota and Lexus show images of EV concepts. The company says it will offer 30 electric models by 2030 and claims to be working on solid-state batteries for both Toyota and Lexus models.https://www.caranddriver.com/news/g38515115/toyota-lexus-future-evs/Auto Casey: Jeep Grand Cherokee Short take:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KfyJdMVHko&t=0sLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5mXkrPXYgsMDOT Extra Mile Podcast: https://extramilepodcast.transistor.fm/subscribeDigital signage: Santa Knows When You Don’t Use Your BlinkerSanta said slow you sledJingle Bell Rock A Seat BeltSlow Sleigh? Jingle to the right laneEven Santa has to buckle up in MS. It's the law.
12/9/2021

Auto Correct: Edmunds

Our good friend Ivan Drury from the automotive website: Edmunds.com is on the show answer questions about new vehicles and the auto industry. Coach is here to answer your repair questions. https://www.edmunds.com/industry/insights/bios.htmlRecalls: Ford Bronco Sports, Escapes Recalled for Brakes - Ford does not yet have a fix for the problem, but owners will be notified starting Jan. 10, 2022. Those with further questions can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236Honda Passports, Pilots, Ridgelines Recalled for Hoods As a remedy, dealers will reinforce the striker area and inspect the hood for potential related damage; if related damage is found outside the striker area, the hood will be replaced. All repairs will be performed for free. Honda will begin notifying owners in mid-January 2022; those with further questions can call the automaker at 888-234-2138, 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: England has set a date to ban gas cars, launched an app to show drivers how much they could save by going electric, and are working with power companies to figure out how people can charge for cheap. Now the British government has decided to tackle charging availability — by mandating charging stations for all newly constructed buildings.https://jalopnik.com/england-will-require-all-new-buildings-to-have-ev-charg-1848103579?utm_source=jalopnik_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021-11-22Last year, Governor Gavin Newsom banned the sale of new gas-powered cars in California by 2035.https://www.kcrw.com/news/shows/greater-la/ev-emissions-auto-industry-coronavirus-remembrance/newsom-gas-cars-mandate-2035Auto Casey: 2021 Mercedes Benz S580Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zCE_xTXLl8Long video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm0wSMLbIBwCalls:rear defrosterheaterair conditionersteeringemail starter?get rid of carbrakesoverheating
12/2/2021

Auto Correct: Brakes and buses

After getting your vehicle to “go” getting it to “stop” is pretty important. Rotors, pads, calipers – oh, my. Today is about brakes. Some say the repairs are ones you could do yourself. If you’re a better driver maybe you don’t need repairs as often?Recalls for the week: VW Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport SUVs for Airbag Issue - To fix the problem, dealers will repair the drain tube and replace the airbag control module for free. Owners will receive an interim notification of the safety risk starting Jan. 14, 2022, and they’ll receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. For further information, owners can call VW at 800-893-5298You 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:https://jalopnik.com/school-canceled-due-to-bus-driver-shortage-1848126601?utm_source=jalopnik_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021-11-27In addition to truck driver shortage, there’s a school bus driver shortage. One school in Massachusetts had to cancel classes before Thanksgiving because there weren’t enough school bus drivers.Auto Casey: Ford Maverick Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A51d9wVhQk&t=0sLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBH8Qy9mnW4Calls and emails:Email from DavidDiesel brakesChatterBompOld partsTap brakesHybrid brakes http://autocorrect.mpbonline.org/episodes/auto-correct-hybridsRun flat tires
11/25/2021

Auto Correct: Encore Highway Patrol

Guest: Major John Poulos from the Mississippi Highway Patrol gave us great information to keep us and our loved ones safe!Listener questions:thanksgiving enforcementgravel trucks10 codesseat beltsfemale patrol officersimpaired drivingdash camstop speedpulled over at nightdefensive drivingRecalls for the week: GM to Recall 5.9 Million SUV and Pickups for Takata Airbag Inflators: What Owners Should KnowGM installed the affected inflators into millions of Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles from the automaker’s GMT900 platform, a group of full-size pickup trucks and related SUVs. (GM’s U.S. brands are Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC.) Specifically at issue are these vehicles — again, from the 2007-14 model years:Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXTChevrolet AvalancheChevrolet Silverado 1500/2500/3500Chevrolet Tahoe, SuburbanGMC Sierra 1500/2500/3500GMC Yukon, Yukon XLThere should be a proposed schedule of owner notification available by late December. NHTSA said GM has 30 days to propose the schedule, as well as the launch of a remedy, with the agency.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/recallsand inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app.Consumer Reports gave the label “Never Buy” to 30 used cars. Today, we’re going to caution you about:The Ford Focus was the world’s best-selling car as recently as 2013, when it posted back-to-back wins. Following that era, the popular compact hit a wall in terms of reliability ratings. Consumer Reports recommends you pass on this car in model years 2012 through 2016 if you’re buying used. Transmission issues weighed heavily throughout that period.Please 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 in Indianapolis, he’s also on You Tube: AutoCasey. His review this week is on the Toyota Sienna mini-vanhttps://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsIn the news: These are the 10 most and least reliable 2021 cars, trucks and SUVs, Consumer Reports says.Most reliable Top 3: 1. Toyota Prius, 2. Lexus NX, 3. Buick EncoreLeast reliable top 3: 1. Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500, 2. Subaru Ascent, 3. Volkswagen Atlashttps://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/11/19/consumer-reports-auto-reliability-survey-2021-cars-trucks-suvs/6337648002/