Auto Correct: Trucks
Guest for the show: Ivan Drury. Ivan is a Senior Manager of the Insights Division at Edmunds.com where he examines trends in the automotive industry and provides insights for Edmunds’ monthly sales forecasts. https://www.facebook.com/edmunds/ https://twitter.com/edmunds
Ivan also was a guest on MPB’s Money Talks show on April 28th – talking about buying a new vehicle during our pandemic. http://moneytalks.mpbonline.org/episodes/money-talks-edmundscom
- changing the oil
- future trucks
- GI Joe truck
- email - nice ride that can tow
- comment about GI Joe truck
- water damage
- tire pressure indicator
- spark plug
- current electrics trucks
Here are the recalls for the week:
307,900 2008-2020 Volvo Sedans, SUVs and Wagons: Dealers will replace the seat belt anchor cable for both front seats for free.
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.
Harbor Freight Recalls Replacement Pittsburgh Jack Stands
Consumer Reports rounded up the poorest used models of the past decade.
Today, we’re going to caution you about: the VW Jetta.
Volkswagen’s most popular U.S. model has featured many reliability issues since 2010. In the 2014 through 2016 model years, issues with the audio system, interior finish, and power equipment like windows and cruise control - hurt its rating in Consumer Reports surveys. The 2010 Jetta featured many of the same problems along with a problematic climate system and other electrical components.
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, a public radio station in Indianapolis. He has reviewed cars and covered the auto industry for 25 years. On You Tube, his channel is @Auto Casey, he’s just posted a review of the Bolt and he’s wearing his MPB T-shirt and gives a shout out to Auto Correct. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3ow_5v-a9Y
FCA confirmed this week that Dodge will end production of both the Grand Caravan and the Journey after the 2020 model year, leaving the brand without a front-wheel drive crossover for the first time since 2008, and without a minivan for the first time in nearly four decades. Dodge, which helped usher in the minivan era, is now fully dedicated to muscle. https://jalopnik.com/dead-dodge-grand-caravan-1844253178?utm_source=jalopnik_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-07-03