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Auto Correct: National SCCA

We love answering your vehicle repair questions – “we” being Allison! But we – including me, love hearing about Allison’s racing experiences. Between your calls and emails we’ll hear about the Auto Cross National event this past week. 


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Recalls for the week:

  • 2018-21 model years Toyota Tundra Recalled for Headlight Fire Risk. dealers will modify, inspect, and if necessary replace the assembly. . Toyota will notify owners by Nov. 1, but if you have further questions in the meantime, you can call the automaker at 800-331-4331, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236

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:

We discussed – last month that Algeria, used up the last of its stockpile of leaded gasoline in July. That's according to the U.N. Environment Programme, which has spent 19 years trying to eliminate leaded gasoline around the globe. https://www.npr.org/2021/08/30/1031429212/the-world-has-finally-stopped-using-leaded-gasoline-algeria-used-the-last-stockp

BUT . . . There’s still leaded fuel around. Small aircraft use it. https://jalopnik.com/heres-why-planes-still-fly-with-leaded-fuel-1847615621


Auto Casey: Buick Envision

Short take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxA9NHRNgVk&t=0s

Long version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L82Av7PTrPM


Calls:

  • extended warranty
  • Ford loses power
  • starter issue
  • high beams
  • starter technical bullietin


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11/25/2021

Auto Correct: Encore Highway Patrol

Guest: Major John Poulos from the Mississippi Highway Patrol gave us great information to keep us and our loved ones safe!Listener questions:thanksgiving enforcementgravel trucks10 codesseat beltsfemale patrol officersimpaired drivingdash camstop speedpulled over at nightdefensive drivingRecalls for the week: GM to Recall 5.9 Million SUV and Pickups for Takata Airbag Inflators: What Owners Should KnowGM 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 EXTChevrolet AvalancheChevrolet Silverado 1500/2500/3500Chevrolet Tahoe, SuburbanGMC Sierra 1500/2500/3500GMC Yukon, Yukon XLThere 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/recallsand 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-vanhttps://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsIn 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 EncoreLeast reliable top 3: 1. Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500, 2. Subaru Ascent, 3. Volkswagen Atlashttps://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/11/19/consumer-reports-auto-reliability-survey-2021-cars-trucks-suvs/6337648002/
11/18/2021

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 888-327-4236Audi 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 888-327-4236Ram Recalls 2019-20 HDs, Chassis Cabs for Failing Fuel PumpOwners will be notified starting Jan. 1, 2022. Those with questions can call Ram parent automaker Stellantis at 800-853-1403You 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 HybridLong video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCgDzXWVrbgShort video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqatxhGaKIACalls:leakradio on Sierraoil lifetransmission fluidduallyshudderinghigh mileagenoisecomputerelectric wirebattery warrantyplug insAcurabrakes
11/11/2021

Auto Correct: Easy Repairs Encore

From 02/06/2020Guest expert Charlie Melton from Clinton High School's Career Complex: What can you do to save money and repair your car yourself? What can you learn to to?We have a list of tasks to try.Questions answered:oxygen sensorjump starting a carreplacing a driver's side mirrorchanging an oil filterevaluating a used carsmoke coming from carHere are the recalls for the last 2 weeks:139,000 Toyota Cars, SUVs and EVs:2.9 Million Toyota Cars and Hybrids:2020 Hyundai Kona:2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe:2014-2015 Cadillac CTS:2020 Jeep Wrangler: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/recallsand inputting your VIN number.https://www.carcomplaints.com/ is a resource for unreliable car information.Today, we’re going to caution you about:The 2013 Nisson Altimait has reported engine problemsConsumer 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.Please consider reading up on the reliability of any used car before purchasing it.https://www.consumerreports.org/used-cars/used-cars-to-avoid-buying/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 Subaru Outback Touring 2021 EV Hummer https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williamsAuto Casey: Land Rover 90Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QokcB4jhcsM&t=0sLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbzCenSVdMsWe learned on our show about car acronyms EV = electric vehicleVermont to allow emoji on licence plates? ! https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/01/27/bill-would-allow-car-owners-put-emoji-license-plates/4589415002/