Show Rundown

#0552: A Public Radio Pile-up

Original Air Date: 12.24.2005
Show Open Topic

The debut of the Excuse-o-Matic. “Hello! Chinese food!”

Call 1

Ben (Boston, Massachusetts) - 1997 Chevrolet Blazer

Liquid sloshing in dashboard.

Call 2

Nancy (Knoxville, Tennessee) - 1994 Volvo 960

Makes Tupperware sound when accelerating at higher speeds.

Call 3

Tom (Hardin, Minnesota) - 1991 Ford F150

Brakes lock up when starting 00 pedal depresses on its own.

Call 4

Hal (Topsail Beach, North Carolina) - 2001 Buick LeSabre

Wimpy car horn.

Call 5

Julie (Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts) - 2002 Volkswagen Passat

Husband won't use parking brake.

Call 6

Mike (Trevor City, ) - 2002 Volkswagen Jetta

Plaintiff claims engine self destructed because of oil overfill.

Call 7

Etienne (Portland, Oregon) - Subaru

New sets of headlights burning out quickly.

Call 8

Shayna (Chicago, Illinois) - Subaru

Scraping noise happens when turning left at low speeds.

Call 9

Teresa (Bowling Green, Ohio) - Buick

Fiction writer looking for advice.