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email: auto@mpbonline.org Auto Correct, hosted by Allison Walker, the Lady Auto Mechanic, airs at 10am Central on MPB Think Radio and on mpbonline.orgAuto Correct is a route to correct your problem with your automobile.
Latest Episode9/24/2020

Auto Correct: Lock Actuators

What's a lock actuator? Learn along with us and hear more automotive issues on this podcast.Que Moore from On Que Customs https://www.facebook.com/OnQueCustoms/?ref=page_internaland Automotive Group is our mechanic for the day. https://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htmCalls:actuator in doorblend actuatorclicking door lockkey foblost fobair actuatorkey chip suggestionviper unitcv jointHere are the recalls for the week: 2020-2021 BMW X5, X6 and X7: Dealers will inspect the headlights and replace them, as necessary, for free.2020 Volkswagen Passat: Dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag for free.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.We week had a call last week from a listener who said a dealer refused to repair a recall. Here’s what the NHTSA has to say: If a dealer refuses to repair your vehicle in accordance with the recall letter, you should notify the manufacturer immediately. You can also file a complaint with NHTSA at www.safercar.govand provide as many details as possible, including the name of the dealership and any personnel involved. Vehicle Recalls: Frequently Asked Questions - SaferCar.gov https://www.safercar.gov/staticfiles/rulemaking/pdf/Recalls-FAQ.pdfConsumer Reports rounded up the poorest used models of the past decade. Today, we’re going to caution you about: the 2013 and 2014 Nissan Pathfinders. There were over 150,000 Pathfinders sold. This group ranks among the worst in reliability and should be avoided by used car shoppers. Pathfinders from 2013 alone racked up nine separate recalls ranging from brake issues to airbag failure. Meanwhile, 2014 models made the 10 worst list.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/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 Ford Transit Crew, F-250 Diesel. https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsDriving in the rain tips: https://www.statefarm.com/simple-insights/auto-and-vehicles/5-tips-to-remember-for-driving-safely-in-the-rain
9/24/2020

Auto Correct: Lock Actuators

What's a lock actuator? Learn along with us and hear more automotive issues on this podcast.Que Moore from On Que Customs https://www.facebook.com/OnQueCustoms/?ref=page_internaland Automotive Group is our mechanic for the day. https://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htmCalls:actuator in doorblend actuatorclicking door lockkey foblost fobair actuatorkey chip suggestionviper unitcv jointHere are the recalls for the week: 2020-2021 BMW X5, X6 and X7: Dealers will inspect the headlights and replace them, as necessary, for free.2020 Volkswagen Passat: Dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag for free.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.We week had a call last week from a listener who said a dealer refused to repair a recall. Here’s what the NHTSA has to say: If a dealer refuses to repair your vehicle in accordance with the recall letter, you should notify the manufacturer immediately. You can also file a complaint with NHTSA at www.safercar.govand provide as many details as possible, including the name of the dealership and any personnel involved. Vehicle Recalls: Frequently Asked Questions - SaferCar.gov https://www.safercar.gov/staticfiles/rulemaking/pdf/Recalls-FAQ.pdfConsumer Reports rounded up the poorest used models of the past decade. Today, we’re going to caution you about: the 2013 and 2014 Nissan Pathfinders. There were over 150,000 Pathfinders sold. This group ranks among the worst in reliability and should be avoided by used car shoppers. Pathfinders from 2013 alone racked up nine separate recalls ranging from brake issues to airbag failure. Meanwhile, 2014 models made the 10 worst list.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/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 Ford Transit Crew, F-250 Diesel. https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsDriving in the rain tips: https://www.statefarm.com/simple-insights/auto-and-vehicles/5-tips-to-remember-for-driving-safely-in-the-rain
9/10/2020

Auto Correct: 2nd Year Anniversary

We're celebrating finishing our 2nd year of Auto Correct. What a year this has been!Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic on Facebook and Instagram and Twitterwas joined by Quenten Moore from On Que Customs They are both ASE mechanics at K and K Automotive Group 769-257-7571Calls:electronic vehicle batteries100 thousand mile maintenancevan doorsthanks for the showcheck engine codesspark plug removal and replacementthanks for the honest opinionsbattery cablesJaguars - North American Club for Jaguar Enthusiast or try Jaguar Clubs of North America Facebook PageDAF car spottedArea experts we've had on our show this year. Upholstery, Tires, Rims, online car information, a pediatrician, Blues Trail expert, a car reviewer, a car dealer, automotive class instructor, Body Repair,Windshield, road race participants.Auto Correct has broadcast from the Mississippi Capitol building and attended View the Cruise in Gulfport and Euro Fest Auto Show in Ridgeland.2020-2021 Audi and Volkswagen Sedans and SUVs: Dealers will inspect the front seats, and, as necessary, replace the seatback frames for free.2020 Nissan Sentra: Dealers will replace the headlight for free.2013-2015 Kia Optima, Sorento: Dealers will inspect the hydraulic electronic control unit for leaking brake fluid and replace it, as necessary, for free.2013-2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Dealers will inspect the antilock brake system module and replace it, as necessary, for free.2020-2021 Mini SE Countryman and BMW 3 Series, X3, X5: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the battery modules for free.2019-2020 Ram 1500: Dealers will modify the driver’s floormat to remove the potential for pedal interference for free.2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque: Dealers will update the instrument cluster software for freeYou can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website and inputting your VIN number.Consumer Reports rounded up the poorest used models of the past decade. Today, we’re going to caution you about: the Super Duty (F-250) models from 2008, 2010, and 2014- Fuel system, transmission, powertrain, and brake troubles were reported.Please consider reading up on the reliability of this car before purchasing it as a used car, suggests Consumer Reports.Car Complaints dot 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 Ram 1500 TRX and the 2500 Night EditionThe Iuka Drive-In Theater is the only remaining Drive-In Theater in the state of Mississippi.From the Iuka Drive-In Facebook page: Showing Friday the 11th& Saturday the 12th: 7:30 Goonies, PG-13; 9:00 Beetlejuice PG-13Box Office Opens at 7:00 Ticket Prices are $9.00 for Adults 12 & Under are FreeMovies Play Rain or ShineConcession is Open – the message on their webpage reads: Many people do not understand that 75% or more of the ticket box office money goes to the Movie Studios. The concession stand is our main source of income to keep the Drive-in open.If you want to know more about the Iuka Drive In you can listen to MPB’s Mile Marker podcast: Final Showing Season 1 episode 8.
9/3/2020

Auto Correct: Upholstery

Guest: Quentin "Que" Moore from On Que Customs On Que Customs link “You Visualize it and I'll Customize it or I can do both”Allison and Que both work at Automotive Group (website) phone number 769-257-7571Conversation: services at On Que Customsdifference between vinyl and leatherconditioninggel vs foamMeguiar's Carpet & Upholstery CleanerGasket Sealant for brake padsCalls:email PSIsqueaky brakesdifferent squeaky brakescleaning vinylpower windows squeakemail vacuum hose or actuator door?headliner replacementwindow squeak suggestionchanging oil on high mileage vanHere are the recalls for the week: 2005-2018 Volkswagen Beetle, Jetta Aftermarket Brake Parts: Motor Parts of America Duralast brake master cylinders2018-2020 Volvo XC60: nuts holding the front windshield wiper arms in position need to be tightened2019-2020 Ram 1500:there’s a problem with adjustable pedals and all-weather floormats2018 Volkswagen Atlas, 2019 Jeep Cherokee: the airbag crash sensors need to be replaced2020 Chevrolet Corvette: it’s an update of the software concerning the front trunk lid2020-2021 Audi and Volkswagen Sedans and SUVs: the front seatback framesYou can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website and inputting your VIN number.Consumer Reports rounded up the poorest used models of the past decade. Today, we’re going to caution you about: Dodge Charger from 2014 and 2015Please consider reading up on the reliability of this car before purchasing it as a used car, suggests Consumer Reports. Used Cars to Avoid Buying websiteCarComplaints.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 Buick Encore GX WFYI car review websiteWhat’s in the news: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is offering a smartphone app that will alert drivers if their vehicles are recalled called SaferCar. It’s a free app for both Android and Apple phones and will alert drivers if their vehicles are recalled.People also can add child seats, trailers and tires, and the app will check those for recalls. NHTSA says that one in four vehicles now on the road has an unrepaired recall, which is a safety risk. Automakers must fix safety recall problems at no cost to owners. Press Release
8/27/2020

Auto Correct: Tire Time

Guest: Jason Burt, a tire professional at Mavis Tires https://www.mavistire.com/ Tires:ways to rotatebest in back?bad driving habitsDon't forget:rotate tirescorrect air pressuremaintain alimentdon't drive aggressivelytake care of your struts and shocks Calls:struts?tire pressurelife of tire / how to storecheck engineignitionchassis control rod module4 new tires?brakes, pads, rotorsHere are the recalls for the week: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB: Dealers will inspect the rear spoiler and replace it, as necessary, for free.2014-2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500: Dealers will update the power train control module software to maintain vehicle propulsion by reading the camshaft position signal in the event that the crankshaft position signal is lost. All repairs will be done for free.2020 Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator: Dealers will remove the front seatback panels from one or both front seats and verify the proper torque on the fasteners.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.Consumer Reports rounded up the poorest used models of the past decade. Today, we’re going to caution you about:The Mini CountrymanBetween the standard Mini Cooper and the Countryman, the 21st century has been a terrible era for the BMW sub-brand. Countryman from model years 2007 through 2011, along with 2015, had some of the worst reliability ratings a car could have. Transmissions problems factored heavily here. In 2014, Consumer Reports named Mini the least reliable car brand on the U.S. market.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, 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 Ford F-350 Tremor and Chevy Trail Boss https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsIn the News: Indy 500 https://ftw.usatoday.com/2020/08/indy-500-marco-andretti-mario-michael-pole-video-indianapolis
8/20/2020

Auto Correct: Rims

Guest: Wheel Solution's owner, Bob Harveston 601-669-0707 https://www.facebook.com/wheelsoln/Calls:Dodge Dakotarim repaircan't get out of parktread going both wayswater on drivers floor board'87 300ZX15" to 16" wheelshelp! my rimspurchasing a CRVHere are the recalls for the week:2019 Kia Forte: Dealers will inspect the left front axle driveshaft for a heat treatment verification code and replace it if the code is missing, for free.2020 Chevrolet Corvette: Dealers will update the software in the vehicle’s body control module to allow the front trunk compartment release switch to always work. Owners also may allow the car to be remedied via an over-the-airsoftware update. Either repair will be done for free.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.Consumer Reports rounded up the poorest used models of the past decade. Today, we’re going to caution you about: Jeep Cherokee - a Fiat Chrysler product.The 2007 Grand Cherokee, along with every model from 2011 to 2014 and 2016 were far below the average.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, 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 Fiat 500X https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsWhat’s in the news:This week electric charger infrastructure company Electrify America announced a partnership with Love’s truck stops to install 28 new stations in six states.https://jalopnik.com/loves-truck-stops-are-making-the-pivot-to-electric-1844767690?utm_source=jalopnik_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-08-19
8/13/2020

Auto Correct: Timing Belts

Alison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic, explains timing belts https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/what it is?that it does?what happens when it breaks?how long do they last?can you do it yourself?what's a timing chain?can you trade of for the other?Calls:'89 Mazda RX7actuator doorrat eating enginebattery chargealternator and window'08 Jeepalternator and windows commentchange out the water pumphigh mileage CR-VSportage engineChild lock windows100,000 mile maintenanceknocking soundHere are the recalls for the week:2020 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC SUVs and Chevrolet, GMC Pickup Trucks: Dealers will replace the suspect roof-rail airbag modules for free.2020 Bentley Flying Spur: Dealers will modify the top view camera holder to improve the water draining ability for free.2015-18 Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX: Dealers will replace the front brake jounce hoses with new hoses that have a revised braid material for free.2020 Lincoln Corsair: Dealers will inspect the vehicles for proper clearance between the toe link bracket and rear coil spring All repairs will be done for free.2020 Ford F-150: Dealers will replace the starter motor B-positive power supply attachment nut for free.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.Consumer Reports rounded up the poorest used models of the past decade. Today, we’re going to caution you about: Mercedes GLAt Mercedes-Benz prices, you would not expect your car to be plagued with issues from the start. Unfortunately, GL utility models had so many problems between 2013 to 2015 they were lumped in with the least reliable of the bunch. Stick with the E-Class or S-Class if you are shopping for a used Benz, or choose one of the redesigned SUVs.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, 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 Cadillac XT6, Chrysler Pacifica HybridI read Casey’s review – the Pacifica he tested sacrifices the Stow-N-Go middle seats for the hybrid battery. Well, that just saved me $40,000 https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsOn July 28th New Hampshire Governor, Chris Sununu (R), signed NH HB1517. It has quickly been nicknamed the “Jetson Bill” after the 1960s animated sitcom The state law addresses “roadable aircraft” and establishes a commission to study vehicles that can be driven on public roads and fly through public airspace.https://www.forbes.com/sites/erictegler/2020/07/31/registering-your-flying-car-in-new-hampshire-is-easy-thanks-to-the-jetson-bill/#31a2a359c59f