This week on Car Talk, after having his Dodge Omni crash into his parents' deck and run over him, Steve has decided it's time to deal with his car's quirk-- you can turn the car off and remove the key, while it's still in Drive. Will he go for a simple repair, or will he take Tom's advice to handcuff himself to the shifter so he'll never again forget to put it in Park? Elsewhere, Teri may be able to put her baking skills to use by creating a baguette-trunk interface to quiet her Accord; Nancy is concerned that she may have inherited the two-footed driving gene from her mom and aunt; and could a full-on Nikita Khrushchev shoe-banging help fix Eric's air conditioner? All this, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Finders Keepers? What mechanics find in customers' cars.
This Week's Puzzler
How did the policeman know that the "Big Kahuna" had arrived just by looking at the car?
Last Week's Puzzler
Why did the Scott Muffler Co. die?