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That Faulty Air Bag Light Requires a Scan

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Nov 23, 2017

Don't ignore or tape over this one, even if you have a helmet handy.

airbags Honda Accord 1996

Gas-powered range extender, for towing behind an electric car
Oct 25, 2017

Hyperloops, Shared Autonomous Planes, and More in Paris

Jim Motavalli

Tiny urban EVs, shared scooters,car pooling, Uber data online, and lots of other city solutions in France's City of Lights.

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This Lexus Would Rather Speed up at a Stop
Oct 24, 2017

This Lexus Would Rather Speed up at a Stop

Dear Car Talk

What could be causing acceleration before stopping? Ray says there are three possibilities.

brakes transmissions Lexus GX 460 2010

Ford Fusion with hood open
Oct 20, 2017

A Story of a Moron and His New Blue Lights

Tim Cotton

"No, I did not misuse the blue lights in order to take a parking space. At least not intentionally." 

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Warped Brake Discs Are Bad News
Oct 19, 2017

Warped Brake Discs Are Bad News

Dear Car Talk

Don't ignore that shaky steering wheel--other parts could fail, too.

brakes rotors steering Toyota Camry 2011

1984 Dodge Rampage Prospector
Oct 18, 2017

Streetside: 1984 Dodge Rampage Prospector - Evocative Utility

Philip Ruth

Funny what you find in front of a nearby AutoZone on an evening fuel filter run - a super-rare 1984 Dodge Rampage, complete with the Prospector trim package.

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Toyota Mirai with JC Howard
Oct 18, 2017

Hy on Life: Behind the Wheel of a Hydrogen Vehicle

J.C. Howard

An average guy test drives a hydrogen-fueled vehicle.

alternative energy Toyota Mirai

Frank Lloyd Wright with his Mercedes 300
Oct 18, 2017

A Maybach Luxury Limo in Its Natural Habitat: Wall Street and Greenwich, Connecticut

Jim Motavalli

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class was face-lifted for 2018, and with it comes a new level of opulence in the top-end Maybachs.

Air-Bag Recall Is a Risk-Management Issue
Oct 17, 2017

Air-Bag Recall Is a Risk-Management Issue

Dear Car Talk

So your car still has an airbag recall. Do you drive it, deal witih a lesser loaner, or invent protective garb?

airbags recalls BMW 335

Oct 17, 2017

About J.C.

J.C. Howard

J.C.—a writer, radio producer, and drinking water snob—knows a little about a lot of things. This is the little he knows about cars.