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Auto Correct: Code Readers

Calls this week dealt with:

  • code reader
  • ticking and growling Ford
  • extended warranty offer
  • engine straps
  • code reader
  • balanced tire?
  • pricing a car for sale
  • ALB light


Here are the recalls for the week:

183,000 2018-2020 Toyota Tundras: wire harness connected to the front turn signal bulbs

2014-2019 Mitsubishi Outlander, Outlander PHEV: second-row center seat belt buckle

2020 Nissan Leaf: backup camera

2016-2020 Lincoln MKX, Nautilus: front passenger seat wiring harness

2020 Ford Escape, Transit: curtain airbag may not inflate properly during deployment

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.


Consumer Reports rounded up the poorest used models of the past decade. Today, we’re going to caution you about: Fiat 500

Fiat-Chrysler has 19 models listed as far below average in reliability by Consumer Reports in the last decade, so any used car shopper considering one should read up on them before buying, new or used. Fiat’s worst performer was the 500, which should be avoided for model years 2012, 2013, and 2015. The 2012 model, in particular, proved to be a disaster in body finish, brakes, suspension, and power equipment

 

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 Toyota Prius Prime and Yaris; 2020 Mazda CX-30 and the  2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV – that’s the one where Casey is wearing the MPB Shirt we sent him.

        https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams


What’s in the news: The Honda Fit is getting discontinued in the U.S., alongside the Civic coupe and the manual Accord.

https://jalopnik.com/dead-honda-fit-1844418117?utm_source=jalopnik_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-07-18

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