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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 Episode2/20/2020

Auto Correct: Open Topic February

Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic, took calls and emails today on various subjects including:changing brake fluidrear transmission mountdoor latchesantique car maintenancedriver side heateroil leaksregular maintenancegrinding noiseDid you know: a "late model car" is a newer car - the latest? (Liz didn't know that!)Here are the recalls for the week: 2006-2010 Kia Sedona, Sorento;2020 Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG Cars and SUVs; 2015-2016 Tesla Model X; 2015-2016 Tesla Model XYou 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:•Volvo S602015Please 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 Jeep Wrangler, Dieselhttps://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsFrom State Farm: https://www.statefarm.com/simple-insights/auto-and-vehicles/what-to-do-if-your-car-has-flood-damage
2/13/2020

Auto Correct: From the Capitol

Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic, spent the morning representing MPB at the Mississippi Capitol Building. She answered questions on the air from from the of folks she met. Auto Correct also, in inadvertently, continued with the "critter" theme that two of our sister broadcasts tackled: Fix It 101 http://fixit101.mpbonline.org/episodes/fix-it-101-house-pest and Creature Comforts We ended the show with some bad habits that might have you hurting your car:Not performing maintenance and not reading your owner's manualOther topics:mustang owners forumsChrysler electrical systemsBrakesPower Steering leaksOil changeswindshield replacementMore brakesMore windshieldsMPGRepellent for critters More repellentSteel wool to repel crittersKey fobsHere are the recalls for the week: 2018-2019 Mercedes-AMG E-Class, S-Class, G-Class and GT63,1998-2001 Audi A4, A6, A8 and TT, 2019-2020 Ram 2500, 3500, 2006-2011 Hyundai Elantra, Elantra Touring, 44,000 2019-20 Lexus and Toyota Cars and SUVs, 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, 2016 Mazda CX-5, 2020 BMW X7, 2018-2020 Honda Odyssey, 2013-2018 Ford Flex, Taurus, Lincoln MKTYou 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:VW Passat2013-2014 and 2002 & 2003 2002 for oil sludge resulting in engine failure.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 Genesis G70 3.3Thttps://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams
2/6/2020

Auto Correct: Easy Repairs

Guest expert Charlie Melton from Clinton High School's Career Complex: What can you do to save money and repair your car yourself? What can you learn to to? We have a list of tasks to try. Questions answered:oxygen sensorjump starting a carreplacing a driver's side mirrorchanging an oil filterevaluating a used carsmoke coming from carHere are the recalls for the last 2 weeks:139,000 Toyota Cars, SUVs and EVs: 2.9 Million Toyota Cars and Hybrids: 2020 Hyundai Kona: 2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe:2014-2015 Cadillac CTS:2020 Jeep Wrangler: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.https://www.carcomplaints.com/ is a resource for unreliable car information.Today, we’re going to caution you about:The 2013 Nisson Altima it has reported engine problemsConsumer 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.Please consider reading up on the reliability of any used car before purchasing it.https://www.consumerreports.org/used-cars/used-cars-to-avoid-buying/ 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 Subaru Outback Touring 2021 EV Hummer ·We learned on our show about car acronyms EV = electric vehiclehttps://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsVermont to allow emoji on licence plates? ! https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/01/27/bill-would-allow-car-owners-put-emoji-license-plates/4589415002/
1/23/2020

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 AWDhttps://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/