Auto Correct: Snake Under The Hood
What’s in the news: an auto shop in Dania Beach, Florida lifted the hood of a mustang to investigate a check engine light. They found a 10-foot-long Burmese python in the engine compartment. Florida Fish and Wildlife were called in to remove the animal.
- Right to Repair https://massrighttorepair.org/
- "Car Shield" https://carshield.com/protection-plans/
- Driving in the left lane: The new law specifies drivers should only use the left lane for passing, unless the right lane is closed, is in disrepair or is otherwise impassable. Drivers could also use the left lane for a left-hand turn or left exit.
- spark plugs
- '97 Jeep
- Lincoln Crown Victoria
- expensive mode actuator
- transmission fluid in the oil
- how to service your vehicle
- can't get recall fixed
- transmission fluid in the gas
- black smoke
- what's the best truck http://autocorrect.mpbonline.org/episodes/auto-correct-trucks
Here are the recalls for the week:
Toyota Expands Fuel Pump Recall to 3.3 Million Vehicles: Dealers will replace the fuel pump for free. We’ll have the list of all these vehicles on the info page for this show.
94,000 Audi Q7s from 2018-20 are Recalled for Roof Pillar Padding- Dealers will replace the deformation element on the C-pillars for free
350,000 2013-2017 Ford Explorers from 2013-2017 are Recalled for Possible Suspension Fracture
194,000 2018-2020 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC Vehicles from 2018-2020 are Recalled for Transmission Issue
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.
Consumer Reports gave the label “Never Buy” to 30 used cars. Today, we’re going to caution you about:
VW Tiguan: Volkswagen had a tough run early in the decade when it came to making reliable cars. In the case of the VW Tiguan, the SUV flunked the test in 2011 and 2013. For those four model years, Tiguan was far below average for reliability due to engine problems, electrical work, and power equipment. The 2012 model was only marginally better.
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 2020 Cadillac CT4-V, Subaru WRX STi https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams