Auto Correct: Highway Patrol
Guest: Major John Poulos from the Mississippi Highway Patrol gave us great information to keep us and our loved ones safe!
- thanksgiving enforcement
- gravel trucks
- 10 codes
- seat belts
- female patrol officers
- impaired driving
- dash cams
- top speed
- pulled over at night
- defensive driving
Here are the recalls for the week: GM to Recall 5.9 Million SUV and Pickups for Takata Airbag Inflators: What Owners Should Know
GM installed the affected inflators into millions of Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles from the automaker’s GMT900 platform, a group of full-size pickup trucks and related SUVs. (GM’s U.S. brands are Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC.) Specifically at issue are these vehicles — again, from the 2007-14 model years:
Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT
Chevrolet Silverado 1500/2500/3500
Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban
GMC Sierra 1500/2500/3500
GMC Yukon, Yukon XL
There should be a proposed schedule of owner notification available by late December. NHTSA said GM has 30 days to propose the schedule, as well as the launch of a remedy, with the agency.
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.
Consumer Reports gave the label “Never Buy” to 30 used cars. Today, we’re going to caution you about:
The Ford Focus was the world’s best-selling car as recently as 2013, when it posted back-to-back wins. Following that era, the popular compact hit a wall in terms of reliability ratings. Consumer Reports recommends you pass on this car in model years 2012 through 2016 if you’re buying used. Transmission issues weighed heavily throughout that period.
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 in Indianapolis, he’s also on You Tube: AutoCasey. His review this week is on the Toyota Sienna mini-van
In the news: These are the 10 most and least reliable 2021 cars, trucks and SUVs, Consumer Reports says.
Most reliable Top 3: 1. Toyota Prius, 2. Lexus NX, 3. Buick Encore
Least reliable top 3: 1. Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500, 2. Subaru Ascent, 3. Volkswagen Atlas
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