Tag: noises

99 Posts

Nosey Device or Noisy Relay?
Nov 16, 2017

Nosey Device or Noisy Relay?

Dear Car Talk

That "tracking device" sound is probably just a noisy blend door.

noises Honda Civic Sdn 2011

Backseat Vibration Driving Owner Batty
Aug 24, 2017

Backseat Vibration Driving Owner Batty

Dear Car Talk

Tracking down the odd noise in Mike's Paseo might not be an exhausting job.

exhaust system noises Toyota Paseo 2010

Rubbing Sound Only Happens on Hot Days
Jun 29, 2017

Rubbing Sound Only Happens on Hot Days

Dear Car Talk

Laura's Escape makes rubbing noises when she turns the steering wheel--but only on hot days. How can she fix it before it drives her nuts?

steering noises Ford Escape 2002

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

Subaru engine noises
Jan 26, 2017

Subaru Engine Sounds - They All Do That

Guest Bloggers

Johnznot's new Subaru Outback is making a noise. His dealer says "they all do that." Is this true, or is the dealer just trying to get out of doing any work? Our verdict here.

noises Subaru Outback

why does my car make a horn sound when driving fast on curves
Jun 07, 2016

A Noisy Honda Has Maggie Stumped

Dear Car Talk

A mysterious horn-like sound has Maggie and the mechanics baffled. We sound off on the matter.


Jeep Renegade problems and complaints
Mar 14, 2016

This Week's Turd of the Week . . .

Car Talk Car Complaints

Find out what earns Car Talk's top dishonor this week. 

noises transmissions doors 4WD Jeep Renegade

Ford Windstar makes knocking sound
Feb 04, 2016

Today: The Tale of the Haunted Minivan

Dear Car Talk

"I guess my question for you guys boils down to this: Should we call a mechanic, or an exorcist?"

noises ventilation

Honda Civic accelerator has a delayed response
Dec 29, 2015

Any Hope for a 1991 Honda Civic Wagon?

Dear Car Talk

Lynnette's old Honda Civic has an intermittent hesitation problem that has her mechanic stumped. Can Car Talk help?

noises check engine light Honda Civic Sdn 1991

Nissan Maxima makes a thump after hitting speedbumps
Dec 22, 2015

What's Going "Thud" in the Trunk?

Dear Car Talk

Everytime Vinnie hits a speedbump in his Nissan Maxima, he hears a thump, like something is loose in the trunk. He's double-checked and can't find the problem. Does Car Talk have a theory?

noises trunks exhaust system