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Auto Correct: Battery Alternator Starter

Is it the battery, the starter, or the alternator? We’ll learn the difference among the three so we don’t just replace everything willy-nilly. We take other repair questions too.


Recalls: https://www.cars.com/recalls/

  • Some models of Genesis Electrified G80s and Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrids are being recalled for the front driver or passenger-side seat belt pretensioners, which could explode upon deployment due to excessive pressure in the pretensioner pipe.
  • Volkswagen, Audi Vehicles Recalled Over Tire Pressure Monitoring System - The tire pressure monitoring system in these vehicles may not detect when air pressure has been lost in all four tires.
  • More Takata air bags: “Do Not Drive” warning some older Dodge Challengers, Chargers and Magnums, and Chrysler 300s, due to faulty driver-side airbag inflators.

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: It’s official: new internal-combustion engine cars will be effectively banned from sale in the European Union in 2035. Member countries, Parliament and the European Commission agreed to terms that stipulate a 100 percent reduction in CO2 emissions for new vehicles sold at that time. By 2030, emissions are targeted to fall by 55 percent of what they were last year. Technically, automakers will be able to keep offering gas-powered cars, but they’ll have to pay a hefty fine for any CO2 their new vehicles release into the atmosphere in a year.

https://europe.autonews.com/environmentemissions/eu-reaches-deal-ban-new-combustion-engine-cars-2035


AutoCasey: Volvo C40 Recharge

Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77UDzf0vHh0&t=0s

Long version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMwGr38q1Qw


Coach Charlie’s Tip of the Week: don’t add extra acid to batteries that are not maintenance free.







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Auto Correct: Vehicle Information

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Auto Correct: Ready for Winter

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Auto Correct: V V T

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