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Auto Correct: Hybrids

If you like Sharknado or combination KFC / Taco Bell you might like hybrid vehicles. Let’s learn about them today between your other vehicle repair questions. 


Recalls:

  • Mazda has issued a recall for various cars and SUVs related to a fuel pump failure that could cause engine stalling. To fix the problem, dealers will replace the fuel pumps for free. Mazda will begin notifying owners Jan. 11, 2022, but if you have further questions, you can call the automaker at 800-222-5500, option No. 4, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236
  • Audi recalled various vehicles from 2017 through 2020. A cable might disable the passenger airbag. 
  • Jeep’s recall involves various 2021 and 2022 models for incorrect software that can disable the driver, passenger, and knee airbags without warning. Audi manufacturer Volkswagen will begin notifying owners Jan. 7, 2022, while Jeep parent Stellantis will begin notifying owners Dec. 30. If you have further questions, you can call Audi at 800-253-2834, Stellantis at 800-853-1403, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236
  • Ram Recalls 2019-20 HDs, Chassis Cabs for Failing Fuel Pump Owners will be notified starting Jan. 1, 2022. Those with questions can call Ram parent automaker Stellantis at 800-853-1403

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: Under the new infrastructure legislation, monitoring systems to stop intoxicated drivers would roll out in all new vehicles as early as 2026, after the Transportation Department assesses the best form of technology to install in millions of vehicles and automakers are given time to comply. https://www.autoblog.com/2021/11/10/drunk-driving-car-technology-infrastructure-bill/


Auto Casey: 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid

Long video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCgDzXWVrbg

Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqatxhGaKIA


Calls:

  • leak
  • radio on Sierra
  • oil life
  • transmission fluid
  • dually
  • shuddering
  • high mileage
  • noise
  • computer
  • electric wire
  • battery warranty
  • plug ins
  • Acura
  • brakes

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Auto Correct: Brakes and buses Encore

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Auto Correct: MDOT recap

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