Auto Correct: Reliable Car List
Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic, suggests reliable cars and trucks from different classes.
Here are the recalls for the week: 2008-2012 BMW 3 Series, 2018-2019 Mazda CX-5, Mazda3, Mazda6, 2012, 2017 Ford Focus, 2013-2014 Focus ST, 2019 Ram 1500, 2019 Jeep Renegade, 2014 Jeep Cherokee, 2016-2019 Acura ILX, 2012-2020 Volkswagen Passat, Atlas, 2019 Mazda3, 2018-2019 Audi Q5, SQ5, Audi A3, A3 e-tron, S3, RS3
Honda has already started replacing some of the replacement air bags that are will be under federal recall later this year. Check to see if your Honda is part of this massive Takata airbag recall.
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: Buick Enclave 2008-2011. Overall the worst problem category is transmission problems. 2008 is the worst. 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, suggests Consumer Reports. 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 Infiniti 3.0t Red Sport - A Rhapsody In Red 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor, Diesel: Serious Trucks For All https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams
In the news: Last VW Beetle manufactured: https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/09/business/volkswagen-beetle-final-production-trnd/index.html