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Auto Correct: Open Topic August

Our listeners are going to steer the show today. It’s an open topic show with a variety of questions and news. 

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Recalls for the LAST COUPLE OF weeks:

  • Ram 1500, 1500 Classic, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks have an airbag issue.
  • Hyundai and Kia are issuing separate recalls  for 2016-20 model years. The issue concerns a damaged trunk latch.
  • 2021 Audi and Volkswagen vehicles with malfunctioning seat belt retractors
  • 2020-22 Cadillac’s CT4s and CT5s are now being recalled for an issue concerning the roof-rail side curtain airbags.
  • BMWs, Toyota Supras, and  Z4s. Dealers need to update the engine management software.
  • BMWs, Minis, Rolls-Royce, and Toyota Supras have a seat belt retractor recall.
  • 2021 and 2022 Ford Transit and Transit Connect vans are being recalled for an issue with the locking retractor on a passenger seat belt.
  • 2018-20 model-year Subarus have a faulty fuel pump

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: General Motors Co. and AT&T plan to bring 5G connectivity to millions of the automaker's vehicles in the U.S. over the next decade. Beginning with 2024 vehicles. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/general-motors/2021/08/19/gm-at-t-partner-equip-vehicles-5-g-capability/8184464002/


Auto Casey: Kia K5 sedan

Short take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHXNXyMaYxc 

Long version:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Yzv_lKq4k


Calls:

  • oil for your car
  • radiator fluid
  • inspection of used car
  • Freon in the car
  • parking break
  • Lincoln
  • brake warning lights
  • mechanics test drives
  • vibration
  • swaping engine

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