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Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanic, told us about 5 types of filters giving us details about the first 2:

  • transmission
  • cabin
  • engine
  • oil
  • fuel


Here are the recalls for the week: 2019-2020 Porsche Cayenne: Dealers will replace the fuel line and quick connector for free.

2020 Audi Q8: Dealers will inspect the transmission oil pipe and replace it, if necessary, for free.

2019-2020 Toyota RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid: Dealers will replace both front lower suspension arms with new ones for free.

2019-2020 Audi A6, A6 Allroad, Q3, Q7: Dealers will replace the instrument panels for free.

2019-2020 Mitsubishi Outlander, Outlander PHEV Recall Alert: Dealers will inspect the right-side second-row seat belt and replace it, as necessary, for free.

141,000 Mitsubishi Sedans, Hatchbacks and SUVs: Dealers will inspect the front cross-members and, depending on the level of corrosion, either apply a sealing/anti-corrosion agent or replace the front cross-member with a new one that has a sealing/anti-corrosion agent applied to it. Both repairs will be done 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:

Ford 350 2006 and 2008 engine 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 BMW 840i and “Is this A Good Time To Buy A New Car”

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


The AAA is predicting: the resurgence of the American road trip. CDC still recommends Americans do not travel at all except for necessary reasons and lockdown severity varies from state to state. Some states still require visitors to self quarantine for 14 days before going out in public. Be sure to look up rules for travel in the states you’re visiting.

https://newsroom.aaa.com/2020/05/aaa-travel-pandemic-will-suppress-memorial-day-travel-but-travelers-already-planning-future-trips/


Calls:

  • electric vehicles batteries
  • struts
  • email - caravanna
  • Accord's battery et al
  • transmissions
  • about that Accord
  • bring your own struts


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Auto Correct: MDOT 2.0

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7/15/2021

Auto Correct: Windshields 2.0

I’m amazed at all the technology in windows now-a-days. From radio antenna, to lane assist – this is NOT your Grandma’s glass.But we’ve got a windshield tech – Mike Harbin from The Righteous Windshield to answer your questions. (Mike's contact info: 601-573-9035)Along with Allison Walker, The Lady Auto Mechanichttps://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/ https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMech https://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htmWe’re going to be at broadcasting live from Southlife Car show at Trustmark Park in Pearl Saturday, July 31st from 11am to noon. Calls:loves carcomplaints.comwhat vehicle to buy Jeep and windshieldshow long does a transmission lastlooking to buy Suggestion: http://autocorrect.mpbonline.org/episodes/auto-correct-reliable-car-listgot a bad windowhill holdercoil packs?Recalls for the week:2015-16 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras. The roof rail airbag inflator end cap may detach from the inflator, or the inflator sidewall may rupture. A separated inflator end cap or rupture can allow compressed gas to escape, resulting in the end cap or other components propelling into the cabin, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.To resolve the issue, dealers will replace the left and right-side roof rail airbag modules for free. Chevy and GMC parent automaker GM will send interim owner notification letters informing owners of the safety risk Aug. 16; owners will receive a second notice when a remedy is available. Those with further questions can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 800-462-87822017-19 Chevrolet Silverado 2500s and 3500s and GMC Sierra 2500s and 3500s equipped with Duramax 6.6-liter diesel engines and the optional cord. An electrical short circuit may cause a occur in the engine block heater cable or in the terminals that connect the heater cable to the block heater, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will disable the block heater for free. Chevrolet and GMC parent GM will provide free replacement block heaters and cords under a separate customer satisfaction campaign, though for trucks under a previous recall, the heater cord will be replaced and rerouted for free. GM will begin notifying owners Aug. 16, but those with further questions can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 800-462-8782, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-42362004-07 Mazda3 sedans and hatchbacks. A shattered plastic emblem could strike both the driver and occupants in the event of the steering wheel’s airbag going off, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will simply replace the airbag module cover for free. Mazda will begin notifying owners Aug. 28, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 800-222-5500, option No. 4, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236You 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: Electrify America, an electric vehicle charging network says it plans to expansion the number of charging stations to include 1,800 fast-charging stations and 10,000 individual chargers to be installed by 2025. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2021/07/13/electrify-america-chargers-ev-charging-electric-vehicles-cars/7950468002/Auto Casey: Lincoln Nautilus Short segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0pREyQDIsU&t=0sLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLlsaWrv4fw
7/8/2021

Auto Correct: Change Those Filters

If you want to save money on car repairs – preventive maintenance is the way to go. That means replacing your vehicles filters on a timely basis. When and what do you need to replace? We’ll learn together.For more information about filters listen to another Auto Correct podcast: http://autocorrect.mpbonline.org/episodes/auto-correct-filtersDiscussion:types of filters - air, oil, cabin, fuelchange to protect your vehicle and save on repairsCalls:additivesover filling gas tankcleaning your enginedriving near beachmore over filling gas tankengine knockwindow channel maintenancelong lasting engine Recalls for the week: Nissan is recalling certain 2020-2021 Titan, Titan XD, and Versa vehicles. The front right and/or left turn signal bulb can crack and fail to illuminate.GM is recalling certain 2021 Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave vehicles. During service by dealers, certain vehicles may have received incorrect air bag calibration software that may affect frontal airbag deployment.Nissan is recalling certain 2021 Rogue vehicles. The second-row upper tether wires may have been improperly welded to the seatback frame, preventing a child seat from being securely anchored. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems."Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2018 AMG GT vehicles. The bonding between the carbon-fiber driveshaft and the flange may be insufficient, which could result in driveshaft separation.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: Buc-ee’s is set to invest $50 million into its first-ever Mississippi store. The 80,000 square foot business will be located at the exit off Menge Avenue and Interstate 10. The board of supervisors agreed Tuesday to invest an additional $15 million into infrastructure at that location to help support the new Buc-ee’s. https://www.wdam.com/2021/07/06/buc-ees-set-invest-50-million-south-mississippi-location/Auto Casey: Kia Carnival Short take:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C94HItMRVto&t=0sLong version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG5s2_DDM14Keep up with Allison on social media:https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/ https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/ https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMechhttps://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htm