Auto Correct: What's In The News
Listener questions and articles from June about car news with Allison Walker, The Lady Car Mechanic https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMech
'Some car tech comes with increased risks' at http://ee.usatoday.com/Olive/ODN/USATSample/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=USA%2F2019%2F06%2F24&entity=Ar01002&sk=33536395&mode=text
Please see '2018 road deaths high despite dip' at http://ee.usatoday.com/Olive/ODN/USATSample/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=USA%2F2019%2F06%2F18&entity=Ar00800&sk=BC2856FE&mode=text
'His car killed him even as he slept' at http://ee.usatoday.com/Olive/ODN/USATSample/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=USA%2F2019%2F06%2F18&entity=Ar00701&sk=6F15CCEB&mode=text
National Higway Transportation Safety Administration keyless cars with fobs video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk5WOVGT1PM
Recalls for the week: 99,700 Porsche Cayenne, Panamera – problem: the shift lever could be moved to Park and the ignition key removed, while the transmission may not be in Park. 2016-2018 Audi Q3: if your turn signal goes bad you might not know it. 2018 Mazda CX-9, wiring harness may disrupt and disable the passenger frontal airbag, turn signals and engine starting system. Ferrari 458, 488, F12 and California T, airbag. 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, fuse for the front and rear windshield washer system may fail
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/recalls and inputting your VIN number.
Consumer Reports has a list of 108 2007-16 models 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: Chevrolet Suburban 2007-9, 2014-2016. Overall the worst problem category is Chevrolet Suburban engine problems such as excessive oil consumption
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 2019 Nissan Maxima