#307 2021 Kia Sorento; Gas Shortage; RV & Camper Tire Dangers

published 2 months ago by Consumer Reports

This week we talk about our test results of the 2021 Kia Sorento: how it handled on our track, as a family car, and how it compares to others in its class, such as the Toyota Highlander and Kia Telluride. We also talk to CR investigative reporter Ryan Felton about his findings regarding an RV and camper tire made by Goodyear that has been linked to numerous crashes and deaths, and offers advice on how to identify an old tire, and when they must be replaced. We also cover whether a dealer can terminate the manufacturer's warranty on a vehicle if it is not serviced by the dealership, if recalls are signs of a car to avoid, or indicate a responsible automaker, and how safe are 3rd row seats in modern cars.     ----------------------------------- Have a question for our experts? Leave a comment on this episode, or reach out to us directly!   From your iOS device, iMessage us at TalkingCars@icloud.com to send a photo, video, or text directly to the Talking Cars team!   We love to feature our viewers on the show, so submit video questions at    Subscribe to Talking Cars on Spotify:      SHOW NOTES ----------------------------------- 00:00 - Introduction 00:32 - Gas Shortage 01:23 - Goodyear G159 RV Tire Investigation 07:41 - How to Inspect Older Tires 10:12 - 2021 Kia Sorento Test Results 16:20 - Question #1: What sports car would Talking Cars 20:39 - Question #2: Can a dealer terminate the manufacturer’s warranty  on a vehicle if it is not serviced at the dealership? 25:31 - Question #3: Are recalls a sign of a car to avoid, or indicate a responsible automaker? 28:18 - Question #4: How safe are 3rd row seats in modern cars, are they crash tested at all?     ----------------------------------  10 Tips to Get the Most Out of a Tank of Gas   Goodyear RV Tire Linked to Multiple Deaths Is Still on Motorhomes, Listings Indicate   How to Keep Your Tires Looking Good   Tire Tips for Safe RV Travel   Beginner’s Guide to Motorhomes   Beginners Guide to RV Trailers   First Drive: Not All Changes on the Redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento Are Improvements   2020 Kia Telluride Quick Drive   2017 Porsche 718 Boxster Quick Drive   2019 Detroit Auto Show: 2020 Toyota Supra   2017 Kia Niro Quick Drive   Guide to Car Safety   Coronavirus Resource Hub     ----------------------------------- Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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