Tag: 2016

20 Posts

Is Engine Noise in Brand-New Car Normal?
May 18, 2017

Is Engine Noise in Brand-New Car Normal?

Dear Car Talk

Mary Lou's new car has odd noises escaping from the engine compartment. Do "they all do that" or should she press her mechanic for an answer?

noises Ford Escape 2016

Problematic New Car Sounds Like a Lemon
May 02, 2017

Problematic New Car Sounds Like a Lemon

Dear Car Talk

T.J.'s new car has been nothing but trouble. Should he bring it back to the shop again, or research lemon laws?

warranties repairs dealers electrical wiring Chevrolet Malibu 2016

Feb 02, 2017

How to Stop a Car That Creeps on Hills While Parked

Dear Car Talk

Poke's new Subaru Forester wants to roll away on hills. Is the engine, clutch, or parking brake the culprit?

transmissions brakes clutches Subaru Forester 2016

Honda Civic infotainment problems
Nov 19, 2016

First Signs of the Carpocalypse – 2016 Honda Civic

Car Talk Car Complaints

In our latest edition of First Signs of the Carpocalypse, we examine the new 2016 Honda Civic and its owner-reported infotainment snafus. 

infotainment Honda Civic 2016

should i use a lower or a higher octane gas if i can't get mid range gas
Nov 08, 2016

What to Do When You Need an Octane in Between?

Dear Car Talk

Dave needs an octane in between what's offered at the pump. Should he become an impromptu mixologist when filling up?

gasoline Toyota Avalon 2016

Ford F150 review
Oct 19, 2016

A Pointy Headed New Yorker Reviews the Ford F-150

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

The Ford F-150 Limited Edition: Not ideal for commuting. But people like these things for a reason.

reviews Ford F150 2016

Ford Explorer defective paint.
Oct 18, 2016

First Signs of the Carpocalypse: 2011-2016 Ford Explorer Paint Problems

Car Talk Car Complaints

Our latest installment of First Signs of the Carpocalypse covers the Ford Explorer from 2013 through the current model year.

paint Ford Explorer 2013 2014 2016 2015

2016 Hyundai Tucson transmission problems
Aug 30, 2016

First Signs of the Carpocalypse: 2016 Hyundai Tucson DCT Transmission Glitch

Car Talk Car Complaints

Hesitation when trying to accelerate? Tachometer spinning with no forward progress? Your Tucson may have the DCT blues.

transmissions buying Hyundai Tucson 2016

2016 BMW 340i
Aug 23, 2016

Rev Matching the BMW: Where's the Off Switch?

Jim Motavalli

BMWs, Porsches, GM and Nissan cars offer "improved" manual transmissions that make heel and toeing a thing of the past.

manual transmissions high-tech BMW 340i 2016

2016 Ford Explorer problems and complaints.
Aug 17, 2016

First Signs of the Carpocalypse: 2016 Ford Explorer

Car Talk Car Complaints

Sudden loss of power? Limp home mode? We've spotted a trend of complaints about the 2016 Ford Explorer. 

throttles engines Ford Explorer 2016