Tag: doors

15 Posts

Freezin's the Reason These Doors Are a Chore
Aug 16, 2018

Freezin's the Reason These Doors Are a Chore

Dear Car Talk

In cold weather, this car literally freezes out the driver.

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Ford Focus transmission and door latch problems.
Oct 05, 2016

Used Ford Focus – Buy This Year, Not That One!

Car Talk Car Complaints

Shoppers looking for a Ford Focus should avoid these years to stay away from door latch issues and failing transmissions.

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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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Oct 01, 2008

Does locking the car doors help keep you safer in an accident?

Dear Car Talk

My wife and I have had a "spirited discussion" about this question. My wife always insists that we lock the doors when driving so they don't "pop open accidentally." I prefer unlocked, because should we have an accident, the first...

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should i have to pay for repairs when the doors of my minivan literally fall off
Dec 01, 2007

The doors are literally falling off Kate's Sienna minivan. Should Toyota foot the bill?

Dear Car Talk

I have a 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE with 28,000 miles. Last month while camping with our family of five, the big automatic sliding door on the right side of the car stopped working. We manually shut the door and did not open...

doors Toyota Sienna

May 01, 2007

Can a 100-pound girl rip the door off a Chevy S-10? Find out.

Dear Car Talk

I bought a 2003 Chevy S-10 for my stepdaughter. Today the truck has only 36,500 miles on it. The driver's door fell off! It broke off at the welds and was hanging by electrical wires. The dealership refused to do warranty work...


why do i have to kick my volvo before the car door will open
Dec 01, 2006

Fact: A swift kick can get you a bill at the mechanics.

Dear Car Talk

I had a good laugh when you said on your radio show that it is customary in France to kick Volvos before entering. I have a '74 Volvo which I have to kick to open the driver's door. I was...

doors Volvo

Jun 01, 1999

Another way to keep cars from freezing shut in the winter.

Dear Car Talk

I read your article about the lady with car doors that were freezing shut One answer I found was in my GM owner's manual under the maintenance schedule in the back For weatherstrips it says to use Dielectric Silicone Grease...

DIY winter doors

Mar 01, 1999

Tips for keeping doors from freezing shut.

Dear Car Talk

Both I and one of my fellow poor friends have very old economy subcompact cars I have an ' Honda hatchback she has an old VW Golf We both live in Connecticut where it sometimes gets very cold in the...

winter doors

Mar 01, 1997

What can be done about car doors freezing overnight?

Dear Car Talk

I have a Mazda and my car doors are freezing shut overnight I can't open them in the morning Is there something I can put on the rubber gasket to stop this from happening I'm really sick of climbing in...

winter doors