Auto Correct: 1st Birthday
The first Auto Correct broadcast 365 days before this episode - on September 13th, 2018
We take calls on quick disconnect oil pans, power steering, shifting a manual vehicle, off gas from dashboards, and fuel pumps. Plus some 'atta girls!
Recalls for the week: 2019 BMW i3, i8: the electric motor electronics module needs to be replaced; 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan: The brake lights may not be bright enough – there’s a software update available; 2018-2019 McLaren Senna: Dealers needs to reroute the engine harness; 2013-2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 Pickups: tailgate latch needs to be repaired; 3.5 Million 2014-2018 Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC SUVs and Pickup Trucks: the electronic brake control module needs to be reprogramed; 2018 Chevrolet Malibu: the engine control module software needs to be reprogramed; 2020 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse: The right-hand frame rail in the engine compartment may be cracked, reducing crash performance and increasing the risk of an injury. Dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the SUV for free.
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 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: Dodge Journey model years: 2009. The worst problem is the breaks.
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. He recently reviewed 2019 Ford Ranger and 2019 Ford Shelby GT350.
Auto Correct Appearances Coming up:
The 10th Annual View the Cruise in downtown Gulfport MS
o Off-site parking
o Free-shuttle service provided by CTA
Saturday, October 5
o Cardboard Cruiser Parade on Saturday
o Live music in Fishbone Alley
The Big Saturday Night Concert
Sunday, October 6 (Auto Correct will have a tent)
o Cruisers descend into downtown Gulfport for the View the Cruise
o 5 stages of local music
RENAISSANCE EURO FEST: CLASSIC EUROPEAN AUTO AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW October 11th and 12th, 2019 in Ridgeland MS.
Friday: Exhibitor parade to Renaissance.
Saturday (Auto Correct will have a tent): 9am judging begins, Allison's "Ladies Under The Hood" car clinic, 5pm show concludes.