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Auto Correct: Diesel

We’re happy to have back on the show Charlie Melton, automotive instructor at the Clinton High School Career Complex. He’s going to answer questions about diesel engines. How are they different? What maintenance do they need? How long do they last?


Recalls:

  • Audi A4, S4, TT Added to List of Takata-Related Inflator Replacements. Dealers will replace the airbag inflator with an alternative one for free. VW will begin notifying owners Aug. 20, but if you have further questions, you can call the automaker at 800-253-2834.
  • Suspension Issue Prompts Recall for 380,000 Cadillac SRX, Saab 9-4X SUVs. Dealers will replace the adjustable toe link with a nonadjustable one for free. However, owners are advised to stop and further avoid driving their vehicle if they experience certain malfunction indicator lamp warnings or other issues, such as unusual steering behavior; GM will begin notifying owners Aug. 9, but those with further questions can call Cadillac at 800-458-8006, Saab at 800-955-9007.
  • 139,000 2020-21 Nissan Sentras Recalled for Bent Tie Rods. Dealers will inspect and replace the bent tie rods, as necessary, for free. Nissan will begin notifying owners Aug. 5, but if you have further questions, you can call the automaker at 800-867-7669.

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.


In the news: Toyota tops list of corporate donors to anti-election-certification Republicans in Congress after Capitol insurrection. Whatever you want to make of that information.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2021/06/28/toyota-election-insurrection-republicans-congress-donationss/5370309001/


Auto Casey: 2021 Chevy Tahoe diesel

Short Take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttCxlPDuuaM&t=0s  

Long version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZsDemfP774


Calls:

  • diesel myth?
  • emmissions
  • highway fuel
  • memory
  • worth it now?
  • emmissions
  • warning
  • cost of fuel
  • injector problem
  • air filter
  • diesel cost
  • comment
  • injector comment
  • algae in fuel
  • truck to pull a trailer


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https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMech 

https://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htm


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