Auto Correct: What's Up With You
This was an open topic day.
- tail of the dragon
- Auto Cross
- fixing brakes
- not driving car on the interstate
- vibrating wheel
- tork connector - flex plate
- truck bed with rust holes
- wheel tremble
- truck struck by lightening
- gear stuck in Park
- fuel additives
Here are the recalls for the week:
2013-2016 Land Rover Range Rover, Range Rover Sport: keyless vehicle latching system
925,200 Chrysler and Dodge SUVs and Minivans: airbag cover clips
2015-2016 Kia Soul EV: The parking mechanism
2019-2020 Mercedes-AMG Sedans and SUVs: electronic stability software
2013-2018 Audi A8, S8: engine compartment seal
2011-2012 Hyundai Elantra, Sonata Hybrid and 2012 Accent, Veloster: The 12-volt accessory socket outlet
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.
Consumer Reports rounded up the poorest used models of the past decade. Today, we’re going to caution you about:
The 2015 Audi Q7, the last year of that model design. Consumer Reports surveys showed problems in the brake system, audio components, and general body integrity. New models (2017 and later) showed remarkable improvements in these areas and won the Q7 top scores among midsize luxury SUVs. 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.
What’s in the news:
The video game Wrench could make practical mechanical training much more accessible. Super-detailed mechanic simulator focused on preparing and maintaining endurance race cars.