Tag: transmissions

134 Posts

2016 Hyundai Tucson transmission problems
Aug 30, 2016

First Signs of the Carpocalypse: 2016 Hyundai Tucson DCT Transmission Glitch

Car Talk Car Complaints

Hesitation when trying to accelerate? Tachometer spinning with no forward progress? Your Tucson may have the DCT blues.

transmissions buying Hyundai Tucson 2016

should i keep a car with sentimental value even if its not practical
Aug 30, 2016

Does the Old Gray Mare Have a Few Miles Left?

Dear Car Talk

Barb's Town and Country needs transmission work. Should she spend the money or put it out to pasture?

transmissions oil Chrysler Town & Country 1995

is driving in reverse without warming up the engine a bad idea
Jul 26, 2016

What's the Worst You Can Do to Your Transmission?

Dear Car Talk

Rolf wants to know if putting his automatic into reverse immediately after starting will shorten its life.


Smart Fortwo mechanic problems
May 24, 2016

Applying Some Smarts to a Failed Fortwo Repair

Dear Car Talk

Is Bonnie's Smart dealership giving her the runaround when it comes to fixing her runabout? 

transmissions repairs Smart ForTwo 2008

is there an easy fix for sluggish shifting
Apr 28, 2016

A Slow-Shifting Skylark: A Lesson on Older Automatic Transmissions

Dear Car Talk

A sluggish transmission on a vintage car is a teachable moment on how old automatics work.

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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. 

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is an occasional transmission slip dangerous
Mar 01, 2016

Is It Safe To Drive Car With Slipping Transmission?

Dear Car Talk

The transmission on Bill's 2000 Volvo V70 is slipping. Is it safe to keep driving it? Car Talk's take, right here.

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Ford Focus and Fiesta transmission problems
Jan 15, 2016

Turd of the Week: Ford Fiesta

Car Talk Car Complaints

This week's honoree takes home the prize for rough shifting and worse--transmission failures. 

transmissions Ford Fiesta Ford Focus

When to change transmission fluids
Jan 19, 2016

Mechanic vs. Manual: When's the Right Time to Change Fluids?

Dear Car Talk

Leroy can't get a straight answer on when to change the transmission fluids in his older cars. Can Car Talk set the record straight?

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2015 Chrysler 200 transmission problems
Oct 19, 2015

Turd of the Week: Transmission Failures, Engine Troubles and More!

Car Talk Car Complaints

Our Turd of the Week features a car that we think is going to be headed to the scrapyard before its time. Our editorial team, working with our pals at Car Complaints, combs through the Car Complaints database and spots problem cars before anyone--except the unfortunate owners. This week's result, right here.

transmissions Chrysler 200