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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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9/22/2022

Auto Correct CLASSIC: Computers

Cars just aren’t simple anymore. Computers control everything. We’re going to find out from Coach what we need to know and hear your vehicle repair questions. Recalls for the week:Kia Recalls Vehicles for Faulty Airbags this includes: Forte Koup coupes; Forte sedans; Sedona minivans, and Soul and Soul EV hatchbacks. All repairs will be done for free, and Kia will begin notifying owners March 21. Those with additional questions can call the automaker at 800-333-4542Hyundai is recalling certain 2022 Santa Fe HEV and Santa Fe PHEV vehicles. The instrument cluster liquid-crystal display (LCD) may invert the image on the screen upon vehicle startup, making the display illegible. WebsiteRam Recalls model-year 2019-20 HD Pickups for Faulty Windshield Wipers; Ram parent Stellantis will begin notifying owners March 18. Those with additional questions can call the automaker at 800-853-140354,000 Teslas Recalled Over ‘Rolling Stop’ Full Self-Driving Function The entire Tesla lineup is affected, including nearly 54,000 model-year The automaker will begin notifying owners March 28, but in the meantime, those with questions can call Tesla at 877-798-3752.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: according to Cars dot com: new research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety questions if inflatable boosters are safe, specifically the BubbleBum and the Hiccapop UberBoost models. https://www.cars.com/articles/bubble-burst-iihs-questions-safety-of-inflatable-booster-446532/Auto Casey: Ford Bronco Short take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0d9YuPHviM&t=0sLong version:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyVH0CnySukCoach Charlie’s Tip of the Week: don't touch the lightbulbs in your vehicle with your fingers. The oil on your skin can reduce the life of the bulb.Calls:cruise controlwasher fluidcars that lasttesla computerchanging oil emailneed help? call Customer Servicecruise controlstartertransmissionhigh mileagealarmwhat to do with carignition switchdealer oil change
9/8/2022

Auto Correct: Suspension Mods

Some folks like to modify their rides. BUT, there are things you could do and things you shouldn’t do. We’re talking suspension mods today. Coach will tell us what’s a good idea and what’s a terrible idea between your repair questions.Recalls: https://www.cars.com/recalls/Toyota Tundras, Lexus NXs Recalled for Parking BrakesFord Expeditions, Lincoln Navigators Recalled for Blower MotorChevrolet Sparks, Spark EVs Recalled for Hood LatchesFord Recalls Super Duty, Lincoln Continental Over Cloudy Backup CamerasYou 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.News: https://www.nhtsa.gov/press-releases/nhtsa-updates-cybersecurity-best-practices-new-vehiclesThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Safety of Modern Vehicles, an update to its 2016 edition. The document describes NHTSA’s guidance to the automotive industry for improving vehicle cybersecurity for safety.Auto Casey: Lincoln Corsair ReserveShort video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=294Hbs67PCo&t=0sLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuGpBKuW7JYCoach Charlie's Tip of the Week: before making any modifications check to see what voids your vehicle warranty.EV Mississippi will have a Drive Electric event coming up on Sept 24th 10am to 2pm at PetSmart/Tesla Hattiesburg SuperChargers. https://www.facebook.com/events/3369920653229346/Partnering with PetSmart and the Hub City Humane Society it's a pet adoption event with an electric car show. There will be food, pets, raffle prizes, test drives, and activities for all ages. Come check out a variety of electric vehicles and maybe take home a new furry friend!Email info@evmississippi.orgseat belt lightground wirepower steering fluidscan toolstarterbad batteryRoguetransmissionheight of truck bedbrake lights