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Auto Correct: Parking Brakes

Sometimes a caller is the inspiration for a show’s theme. Last week we had a call about parking brakes. Let’s get a refresher course in parking brakes or maybe learn some new tips today. 


Calls:

  • check engine
  • drain and fill
  • radiator
  • power steering
  • starting trouble
  • a.c. leak


Recalls for the week:

  • Chevrolet Bolt Battery Fire Recall Expands to Remaining 2019 EVs, 2020-22 EVs and EUVs : Bolt owners wait for a replacement battery module, GM advises setting the vehicle to a 90% charge limit using the Target Charge Level Mode or visiting a dealer for assistance with the adjustment. Other recommendations include charging the vehicle more frequently, avoiding depleting the battery below 70 miles of the remaining range, parking outside after charging and avoiding charging the vehicle indoors overnight.
  • Land Rover Recalls Nearly 112,000 Range Rover Sports, LR4s Over Fire Risk : dealers will replace the fuel outlet flange for free. Land Rover will begin notifying owners Oct. 8, but those with questions in the meantime can call the brand at 800-637-6837

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: the online car sales site - Vroom

People complained about misrepresentations in advertising or sales of new and used cars, deceptive financing practices, defective vehicles, faulty repairs, car leasing and rentals, and towing disputes. https://carshippingnews.com/not-reliable-to-buy-car-online-customer-service-bad/


Auto Casey: Cadillac/Super Cruise

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

Long version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSK5XulgXtM


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10/14/2021

Auto Correct: Warning! Check Engine

That check engine light. What does it mean? What is it hiding? We’re going to learn how to check that check engine light and why that’s important.MPB and Auto Correct is very excited that Coach Charlie -Charles Melton, recently retired automotive instructor at the Clinton High School Career Complex is with us.After 3 years, Auto Correct is changing it up a bit. Our previous host Allison Walker has moved on. You can follower her on Tick-Tock and other social media platforms at The Lady Auto Mechanic. She’s started her own podcast called: The Lady Auto Mechanic. We’re so excited that she helped originate Auto Correct on MPB and wish her the best on her new adventures.https://anchor.fm/allison-walker0/episodes/Auto-Mechanics-Now-Hacking-Cars-e18bnqt?fbclid=IwAR1SXClxDSkSZfgy6WveU30h6T-NSSYXmDA8n9v-RSPM2QvLaNoAnPcSAQwRecalls for the past month:GM Announces Fix for Chevrolet Bolt EV Battery Problems https://www.cars.com/articles/gm-announces-fix-for-chevrolet-bolt-ev-battery-problems-441536/2015-17 Kia Sedona Recalled for Indicator Malfunction and some Hyundai Sonatas alsoHyundai Recalls 2017 Sonata Hybrids, Tucsons for Fire RiskFord Recalls 2011-13 Explorers Over Suspension Issue2020-2021 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator, Corsair SUVs Recalled for Failing Backup CamerasVolvo S60s, S80s Recalled Over Potentially Deadly Airbag Inflators. Various model years beginning in 2001.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: Have you seen the antique cars at the Mississippi State Fair? On view until Sunday, October 17th, 2021https://www.mdac.ms.gov/bureaus-departments/state-fairgrounds/fair/Auto Casey: 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness.Short take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AuZ5m82JlcLong version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib0mFTkjVIkCalls:bench test main computeroil optionsheated seat repairold Priuscabin air filters
9/16/2021

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.https://www.scca.com/events/1997754-2021-tire-rack-scca-solo-nationals-lincoln-airparkhttps://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMechhttps://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htmRecalls 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 888-327-4236You 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-stockpBUT . . .There’s still leaded fuel around. Small aircraft use it. https://jalopnik.com/heres-why-planes-still-fly-with-leaded-fuel-1847615621Auto Casey: Buick EnvisionShort take:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxA9NHRNgVk&t=0sLong version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L82Av7PTrPMCalls:extended warrantyFord loses powerstarter issuehigh beamsstarter technical bullietin
9/9/2021

Auto Correct: Wipers ENCORE

If you’ve been in the rain with bad wipers, well you know how awful that is. We want to give you some advice on how to take care of your wipers, save you some money, and keep you safe. Allison will also answer your vehicle repair questions.Follow Allison Walker on social media! She's racing this week. https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2021-tire-rack-scca-solo-nationals-lincoln-airpark-national-503253https://www.facebook.com/theladyautomechanic78/https://www.instagram.com/the_lady_auto_mechanic/https://twitter.com/TheLadyAutoMech https://www.automotivegroup.biz/contactus.htmDiscussion:how to clean your wiperwhen to clean your wiperhow to examin your wiperreplacing your wiperthe wiper armAllison's racingin West Monroe this weekend!Calls:change your windshield - change your wipercan my vehicle towblade troubledoor hinge troubletracktor troublenot wiper but windshield defectiveemail: ceramic coating or clear wrapHonda Accord chatter one direction when lite rainwax coating or rainxPrius maintenance required lightRecalls: Sometimes recalls are for hundreds of thousands of vehicles – like the recent Ford airbag recalls. Other recalls are for 9 – because they were assembled incorrectly.You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website: nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app.In the news:Tennessee lawmakers are considering a bill that would bring criminal immunity to drivers who hit protesters illegally blocking the road. The bill says drivers won’t face prosecution if they hurt or kill a protester illegally blocking a roadway if the driver ‘"exercises due caution" and hits them unintentionally.https://fox17.com/news/local/new-tennessee-bill-would-give-criminal-immunity-to-drivers-hitting-protestors-in-streetAuto Casey reviews of the Subaru Crosstrek:Short segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssz2123Udrk&t=0sLong video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gSrA-OdVCw