Auto Correct: Lessons Learned
We’re all going to share some vehicle mistakes today, so we can learn from each other. That's what this show is about – we want to hear what you did or you heard someone do – that you’d like to warn others about – something that messed up your vehicle, a ticket you got, some mistake that was preventable.
Allison also will take vehicle questions.
- put oil in car
- quote of repairs
- air bag safety
- stop sign awareness
- driving in the rain
- prius battery
- no spare
- got spare at junk yard
- no spare
- ac trouble
Recalls for the week:
- There are 3 Tesla Recalls Issued for Model 3, Model Y Brakes, Seat Belts - All repairs will be done for free, though in all three cases, Tesla has not yet provided an owner-notification schedule. Those with questions can call the automaker at 877-798-3752 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236.
- Takata Airbag-Related Issue Prompts New 1999-2001 BMW 3 Series Recall. Dealers will replace the inflator with a newly designed inflator for free. Owner-notification letters are expected to be mailed starting July 19, but those with further questions can call BMW at 800-525-7417 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236.
- Fuel Pump Problem cause a Recall for 85,500 Volvo Sedans, Wagons, SUVs- Dealers will replace the fuse for free as a remedy, and Volvo will begin notifying owners Aug. 1. In the meantime, those with questions can call the automaker at 800-458-1552
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: this is from M-Dot: Flash floods can occur within a few minutes or up to six hours after excessive rainfall. Never drive through a flooded area, as the road bed may be washed away and you may not know how deep the water is. If you encounter a flooded road – TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!
Most flood deaths occur at night and when people become trapped in automobiles that stall in areas that are flooded. If your vehicle stalls, abandon it immediately and seek higher ground. The rising water may engulf the vehicle and the occupants inside. Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams or creeks during threatening conditions. https://drivesmart.mdot.ms.gov/severe-weather/
Auto Casey: Toyota Venza
Short segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0MYIDpi_M4
Long version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSjwTtsxoks