Defensive Driving tips:
Recalls for the week: 2017-2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, The electric water pump; 2019 Nissan Altima, The fuel pump lock ring may not be fully engaged; 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, Sierra 1500, 2020 HDs equipped with Rugger Liner hard tri-fold tonneau covers may not properly secure the cover to the bed; 2018-2019 Ram 1500, the rear driveshaft
You can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number.
Consumer Reports has a list of 108 2007-16 models that have a record of much-worse-than-average overall reliability based on subscriber responses to their Annual Auto Survey. Today, we’re going to caution you about: Volvo XC90 2016-2017 electrical problems.
Please consider reading up on the reliability of this car before purchasing it as a used car, suggests Consumer Reports. https://www.consumerreports.org/used-cars/used-cars-to-avoid-buying/ https://www.carcomplaints.com/ is another resource for unreliable car lists.
If you’re interested in reviews of new cars Casey Williams is the automotive correspondent for WFYI, a public radio station in Indianapolis. He has reviewed cars and covered the auto industry for 25 years. His review this week is on the 2019 Nissan Armada https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams