Dear Car Talk
Laura's Escape makes rubbing noises when she turns the steering wheel--but only on hot days. How can she fix it before it drives her nuts?
steering noises Ford Escape 2002
Mary Lou's new car has odd noises escaping from the engine compartment. Do "they all do that" or should she press her mechanic for an answer?
noises Ford Escape 2016
Johnznot's new Subaru Outback is making a noise. His dealer says "they all do that." Is this true, or is the dealer just trying to get out of doing any work? Our verdict here.
noises Subaru Outback
A mysterious horn-like sound has Maggie and the mechanics baffled. We sound off on the matter.
Car Talk Car Complaints
Find out what earns Car Talk's top dishonor this week.
noises transmissions doors 4WD Jeep Renegade
Lynnette's old Honda Civic has an intermittent hesitation problem that has her mechanic stumped. Can Car Talk help?
noises check engine light Honda Civic 1991
Everytime Vinnie hits a speedbump in his Nissan Maxima, he hears a thump, like something is loose in the trunk. He's double-checked and can't find the problem. Does Car Talk have a theory?
noises trunks exhaust system
Ken's car makes a clicking sound when the AC is on the coldest setting. The problem is gate motor but the fix involves taking out the entire dash. What does Car Talk recommend?
air conditioning noises
Winson wonders why more expensive cars are so much quieter. He can't afford a Mercedes he's hoping there's something he can install in his Camry to tone down the road noises. Tom and Ray's advice, right here.