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Gasoline odor may result from bad O-ring
Feb 14, 2016 12:01 AM
Q. My girlfriend always sits in the front passenger seat when we travel. She complains of a slight gas smell when I first start up and sometimes after making turns.
Air bag electronics need to be in working order
By Doug McAllister
Jan 30, 2016 12:01 AM
I experienced a problem with the airbag control unit on my 2010 Santa Fe. The mechain found a faulty airbag control module. I've searched online and found multiple reports of airbag issues involving the 2010 Santa Fe but nothing regarding the control module.
More thoughts on reason Blazer would die at stops
Jan 24, 2016 12:01 AM
Q. My Buick LeSabre would occasionally "lock up" on me when I came to a stop. It was as if the transmission suddenly had something jammed into it. I was able to restart the car immediately. Several months later, it would happen again.
Disabled vehicle sold for scrap
Jan 16, 2016 12:01 AM
Q. I previously owned a 1997 Chevy Blazer. The car was great and had almost no problems until the very end. While I was at college, the car developed a major problem when sitting at a stop sign or stop light.
When is it time for a replacement?
Aug 23, 2015 12:01 AM
Q. How do I know if my car is worth fixing?
Noise could be from worn bearing
Jul 26, 2015 12:01 AM
Q. I have a 2002 Honda CRV with about 125,000 miles. At about 40 mph and 30 minutes of driving, the right rear wheel emits a high-pitched noise. Local mechanics think I need a pinion bearing or brake service. What do you think?
There are two ways to change transmission fluid
Jul 12, 2015 12:01 AM
Q. I have a question regarding the article you wrote advising readers to change transmission fluid every 30,000 miles. I have a Toyota Sienna and was told to flush the trans every time I change fluid. Would you suggest changing and not flushing, or is it necessary to flush the transmission?
No harm in changing transmission fluid
Jun 14, 2015 12:01 AM
I wanted to get your input on a transmission service. I recently purchased a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe from my brother-in-law. It has a 3.3-liter V-6 with 87,000 miles on it.
Hybrid batteries eventually fail
May 31, 2015 12:01 AM
We have had two instances recently where Prius owners have come into my shop because the batteries have failed on their 10-year-old and 12-year-old cars.
Brakes get noisy when pads are worn
May 10, 2015 12:01 AM
Q. I had my windows down the other day for the first time and I heard two noises I haven't heard before. One is a high-pitched noise when rolling at slow speeds but it goes away when I step on the brakes, so I don't think it's the brakes.
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