Is it possible for turn signals to fail intermittently?

11.29.2011

The blinkers on Terry's beat-up 1995 Volvo 850 have stopped working for her...but they still work for her husband! Is this a case of failed electronics or operator error?

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Today: The Case of the Disappearing Fire

11.24.2011

Driving down the road in my '89 Nissan pickup, I smelled smoke. I assumed it was outside and rolled up the driver's-side window and turned off the fan. Immediately, smoke came out of the heater vents. What's going on?

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Is this husband's latest shifting method going to ruin the car?

11.22.2011

My husband used to drive like an old man in his 1997 Camry but ever since he bought a 6-speed 2004 Acura TSX, he's been shifting like a race car driver. Has this car ruined him for life?

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Today: Jay's new used truck is missing an air filter.

11.20.2011

I bought a used truck from a Toyota dealer, drove it for 5,000 miles, and then discovered it was missing an air filter. Should I be worried?

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Today: The Firebird and the Angry Little Brother

11.15.2011

I learned that a "homemade octane booster" had been added to the gas tank of my friend's early-'80s Pontiac Firebird by an angry little brother.  The engine was running better than ever the next day.  Coincidence?

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Today: Daphne's Prius Needs a New Battery

11.01.2011

I just got word that my Prius with miles needs a new hybrid battery. I got the car new and it's been well-maintained but the battery has not given us the 150,000 or 180,000 miles that we had hoped we could get.

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Today: What to Do When the Driver Loses Consciousness

11.01.2011

My husband was driving our Yukon on the highway cruise control set on when he passed out. He was in the left-hand lane of four lanes so I reached over, turned off the ignition and steered to the left hand shoulder.

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