Tag: 2008

9 Posts

Should Mike Ignore a Cam Sensor Error?
Mar 30, 2017

Should Mike Ignore a Cam Sensor Error?

Dear Car Talk

Mike's cam sensor error isn't a good candidate for the black-tape 'fix', but there's good news.

check engine light Chevrolet Malibu 2008

Jan 17, 2017

Cold Temperatures Freeze out a Hyundai Owner

Dear Car Talk

When the temperatures plunge, David can't unlock his Hyundai using the remote. Moisture and shrinking wires could be the culprit.

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Jan 12, 2017

Will Water Harm the Power-Steering System?

Dear Car Talk

Craig goofed and added some water to his power steering system. Flushing it is easy--and might be worth putting on video.

steering DIY Ford Ranger 2008

Honda Accord problems and complaints
Aug 09, 2016

Used Honda Accord – Buy This Year, Not That One!

Car Talk Car Complaints

The Honda Accord is a reliable used car. But some years are better than others. 

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Does tailgating damage windshields
May 31, 2016

Testing a Broken Windshield Hypothesis

Dear Car Talk

Alex is looking for a scientific explanation for three cracked windshields in the family Sienna. 

windshields minivans Toyota Sienna 2008

Smart Fortwo mechanic problems
May 24, 2016

Applying Some Smarts to a Failed Fortwo Repair

Dear Car Talk

Is Bonnie's Smart dealership giving her the runaround when it comes to fixing her runabout? 

transmissions repairs Smart ForTwo 2008

Lincoln MKX sunroof opens when doors unlock
Jun 25, 2015

Today: Why Does the Sunroof Open When the Doors Unlock?

Dear Car Talk

When Kathy uses the key fob to unlock her doors, the windows and sunroof open too. Is this an electrical problem? Or is it more of a "failure to read the owner's manual" problem?

keys Lincoln MKX 2008

Mazda6 recalled due to spiders
Mar 03, 2012

Mazda recall due to... Spiders?!

Kieran Lindsey

This sounds too bizarre to be true. Fortunately, our Wildlife Guru, Kieran Lindsey, graciously agreed to untangle the web for us wildlife morons at Car Talk Plaza. Here's what she found out.

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alarm system activated when jumpstarting the battery
Mar 01, 2010

How can Lisa convince her car that it's not being stolen?

Dear Car Talk

I am trying to jump-start my husband's 2008 Honda Accord. It's been sitting for a few months since he was deployed to Iraq, and I need to move the car ASAP before the street sweepers come. However, when I connect the...

anti-theft Honda Accord 2008