Auto Correct: Casey Williams
This abbreviated podcast features our discussion with new car reviewer Casey Williams - you know him! Auto Correct talks about his reviews for WFYI each week. https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams
Here are the recalls for the week:
2020 Ford Mustang: Dealers will reconfigure the forward-looking camera by aligning the lane departure warning system camera for free.
2016-2019 Dodge Grand Caravan: vans modified by Vantage Mobility International be will provided parts and reimburse their owners for repairs to replace the fuel tank gasket for free.
2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Dealers will replace the front passenger airbag module for free.
136,000 Acura and Honda Cars and SUVs: Dealers will replace the fuel pump assembly 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: 2013 Tesla Model S: exterior accessories problems
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 2020 Nissan Armada, Toyota Highlander
To ensure social distancing protocols, people will be allowed to visit the stations on the day of the week that corresponds with the first letter of their last name. Walk-ins are welcome to visit on "Walk-In Wednesdays." The daily schedule for visits per last names is:
- Monday: A-E
- Tuesday: F-L
- Wednesday: "Walk-in Wednesday"
- Thursday: M-S
- Friday: T-Z
Services available are also limited to reduce the number of people visiting the stations to help limit transmission. The following services will be available at permanent driver license stations:
- CDL Transactions
- Out of State Transfers
- New Credentials
- New Identification Card Credentials
- Security Guard Permits (Wednesdays only)
- Sex Offender Registration
- Permit tests for students
- Non-U.S. Citizens
- Ignition-Interlock Restricted Licenses
Mississippians can access services online, including renewal and duplicate driver licenses, ID cards, and address changes.
All road tests for non-commercial drivers are waived until further notice to help reduce the risk of transmission. Minors must submit an affidavit completed by parent or guardian certifying 50 hours of supervised driving time, which are available on the DPS website.