Auto Correct: Fuel Additives
Fuel system cleaners, fuel injection cleaners, fuel stabilizers, and cooling system additives. Oh my!
It was recently reported: Amid concerns over the dual-clutch automatic transmission in its Fiesta and Focus sedans and hatchbacks, Ford announced plans to extend warranty coverage on key hardware for a wide swath of owners. The so-called DPS6 transmission, offered on the Fiesta since the 2011 model year and Focus since the 2012 model year, has spawned widespread complaints of rough shifts and, sometimes, loss of power. The automaker will extend warranty coverage for specific transmission hardware on certain Focus and Fiesta vehicles by two years — now to seven years or 100,000 miles, versus the prior five years or 60,000 miles (for both, whichever comes first).
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: Jeep Grand Cherokee model years 2011-2015. Overall the worst problem category is electrical 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/
is another resource for unreliable car lists. https://www.carcomplaints.com/
If you’re interested in a podcast about purchasing a car consider The Smart Car Buyer by former guest Roddy Merritt. Roddy has worked in the automotive world in sales, car views, financing, and insurance. https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-smart-car-buyer