This week on Car Talk, the third time is most definitely not a charm for two of our callers. Rick in Idaho has had three differentials burst into flames while driving his '96 Subaru, while Jonathan in Virginia has watched three spark plugs shoot out of his '01 Mazda, one at a time. Can Tom and Ray save them from a fourth hair-singeing adventure?
Meanwhile, out in Oregon, it's rainy season, and Stephanie's got a wet dog and a foggy windshield, because her Jeep's vents will only blow at her feet. Also, could it be that the best way to deter a car thief is by inviting him in? All this, plus a new puzzler from the "Spies and Intrigue" series, and a mea culpa on the now infamous football puzzler, this week on Car Talk.