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Auto Correct: Telematics

What information does your vehicle collect about your vehicle’s performance and your driving ability? Who gets it? What can be done with it? Let’s learn together between your vehicle repair questions. 


Recalls for the week:

  • 2020-22 Jaguars, Land Rovers Recalled for Seat Belt Issue, dealers will inspect and replace the seat belt assemblies, as necessary, for free. Land Rover’s recall affects 28,000 model-year 2021 Range Rover SUVs; model-year 2022 Range Rover Sport SUVs; model-year 2020-21 Range Rover Velar SUVs and Discovery Sport SUVs; and model-year 2020-22 Discovery and Defender SUVs. For Jaguar, 9,000 model-year 2020-21 F-Pace SUVs; model-year 2021-22 F-Type coupes; and model-year 2021 XF sedans. .The automaker will begin notifying owners Oct. 22, but those with questions in the meantime can call Jaguar at 800-452-4827, Land Rover at 800-637-6837
  • 16,000-Plus 2021 Ford F-150s Recalled for Seat Belt Webbing - dealers will inspect the front belts; if the webbing is misrouted, the seat belt retractor and pretensioner will be replaced for free. Ford will begin notifying owners Sept. 27, but if you have further questions in the meantime, you can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, 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:


Auto Casey: Nisson Rogue

Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZikW-yYUFJ8 

Long version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGFKq2VYSrU


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How Do Those Car Insurance Tracking Devices Work? | U.S. News & World Report (usnews.com)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/12/17/what-does-your-car-know-about-you-we-hacked-chevy-find-out/


Rental Car Bluetooth Hands-Free Devices Can Intercept Your Smartphone Data (businessinsider.com)

An app called Privacy4Cars offers model-by-model directions. 


Calls:

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Email from listener we didn't get to read:

As a car enthusiast I've wondered about this for a few years and even taking the time to call my manufacturer only be told nothing with regards to what they collect, how they collect it and view it and or who owns it. Americans generally don't care about privacy as you can tell with our lack of cell phone data privacy laws so I doubt they'll care about their car tracking them either until the insurance company denies a claim because of the data that they acquired without your knowledge and brought before a court. More people should be concerned about this.

 Don't forget we can look to Europe for privacy laws and see what they do there cuz I assure you this is not allowed in the EU.  Great topic!


Info:  There is a conference being held in Detroit October 13th and 14th by the global auto cyber security policy company Auto ISAC. You can buy a live viewing pass. It has spokes people from GM, Toyota, NHTSA and more speaking. Auto ISAC is partnered with Allison Transmissions and so many other car industry companies. Let Allison and Auto Correct know if you are interested in learning more.


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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
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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