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Email: auto@mpbonline.org Auto Correct airs at 10 a.m. Central Thursday and 11 a.m. Central Saturday on MPB Think Radio and MPBOnline.org/radioOur expert host is Coach Charlie Melton, ASE Master Mechanic, retired instruc
1/5/2023

Auto Correct: Computers Encore

Cars just aren’t simple anymore. Computers control everything. We’re going to find out from Coach what we need to know and hear your vehicle repair questions. Recalls for the week:Kia Recalls Vehicles for Faulty Airbags this includes: Forte Koup coupes; Forte sedans; Sedona minivans, and Soul and Soul EV hatchbacks. All repairs will be done for free, and Kia will begin notifying owners March 21. Those with additional questions can call the automaker at 800-333-4542Hyundai is recalling certain 2022 Santa Fe HEV and Santa Fe PHEV vehicles. The instrument cluster liquid-crystal display (LCD) may invert the image on the screen upon vehicle startup, making the display illegible. WebsiteRam Recalls model-year 2019-20 HD Pickups for Faulty Windshield Wipers; Ram parent Stellantis will begin notifying owners March 18. Those with additional questions can call the automaker at 800-853-140354,000 Teslas Recalled Over ‘Rolling Stop’ Full Self-Driving Function The entire Tesla lineup is affected, including nearly 54,000 model-year The automaker will begin notifying owners March 28, but in the meantime, those with questions can call Tesla at 877-798-3752.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: according to Cars dot com: new research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety questions if inflatable boosters are safe, specifically the BubbleBum and the Hiccapop UberBoost models.https://www.cars.com/articles/bubble-burst-iihs-questions-safety-of-inflatable-booster-446532/Auto Casey: Ford Bronco Short take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0d9YuPHviM&t=0sLong version:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyVH0CnySukCoach Charlie’s Tip of the Week: don't touch the lightbulbs in your vehicle with your fingers. The oil on your skin can reduce the life of the bulb.Calls:cruise controlwasher fluidcars that lasttesla computerchanging oil emailneed help? call Customer Servicecruise controlstartertransmissionhigh mileagealarmwhat to do with carignition switchdealer oil change
12/29/2022

Auto Correct: License Plates Encore

ENCORE FROM 07/07/2022Have you seen the multitude of specialty license plates you can get for your vehicle nowadays? You can ones that support NASCAR, schools, animals, the list is tremendous. (The MPB plate is of course the best.) Don’t forget about antique vehicle plates! We’ve got the Harrison County Tax Collector on our show today to tell us about them. Coach answers questions too.Recalls: https://www.cars.com/recalls/Hyundai is issuing a major recall for a disturbing problem: exploding seat belt pretensioners. This time around, the safety order is for the automaker’s Venue subcompact SUV-like hatchback.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.News: After California in 2018 and Arizona in 2019, Michigan is the third state to legalize digital license plates. The plate can be switched between light and dark modes, there's space for a personalized banner message at the bottom of the rectangle. Renewing registration can be done through an app. The plate can display public safety announcements like Amber Alerts. They contain GPS and telematics transponders, so a vehicle can be located — one lost in a parking lot or one that's stolen, for instance. https://www.autoblog.com/2022/06/13/michigan-legalizes-digital-license-plates/Auto Casey: Chevy Bolt EUVShort video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuqHYSwCcmE&t=0sLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de6rvXFykkcCoach's Tip of the Week: Get more than one opinion when you need mechanical work done on your car.Questions:Car makes tone.Timing chainExpired tagsGolf cartsRecallAntique tagBonded titleVolvo opinionHarrison County Tax Collector: https://harrisoncountyms.gov/goverment/tax_collector/index.phpSharon Nash Barnett: https://www.facebook.com/SharonNashBarnettTaxCollector