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.
- check engine
- drain and fill
- 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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