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Vehicle Recalls

Before we look at vehicle recalls being good or bad, we need to understand what exactly makes a recall. This is information straight from Volkswagen defining what a recall is.

Remedies defects relating to motor vehicle safety or emissions, and non-compliances with motor vehicle safety standards and emissions standards. Also customers are notified of the recall, and they do not expire.

Now that we have a little better understanding of what makes a recall, today I will give you my take. I also go on a little bit of a rant in the car today.

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Join me in the Passat as we discuss:

  • Cons of vehicle recalls for customers
  • Pros of vehicle recalls for customers
  • Why mechanics may hate recalls
  • Why that can be stupid
  • How recalls can be great for mechanic
  • A Charles rant on mechanics
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Do Mechanics Hate Vehicle Recalls? ~ Podcast Episode 90” on YouTube.

As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below. If you have an idea for a show you can email me, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at:

bad clock spring

Happy Tuesday everyone. Today we are taking a look at how VW clock springs fail. I actually did a video a LONG time ago about how clock springs work. Today, we take a deeper look at the failure of this part. The clock spring is the key to connecting the electronics in the steering wheel to the body of the car. Cars of today have much more to control on the steering wheel than just the horn. We need to have a part capable on handling that.

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the boys at DAP are awesome.

Join me today as we break it down:

  • What does the clock spring do?
  • How does the clock spring look?
  • How does the clock spring fail?
  • Signs of clock spring failure
  • Diagnosing a bad clock spring
  • DIY or No DIY?
  • There is no common mileage/time of failure
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “How The VW Clock Spring Fails ~ Video” on YouTube.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome. Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.

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