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

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.

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SHOW NOTES
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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?

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10 Tips to Get the Most Out of a Tank of Gas
https://www.consumerreports.org/fuel-economy-efficiency/10-tips-to-get-the-most-out-of-a-tank-of-gas-a2642110189/

Goodyear RV Tire Linked to Multiple Deaths Is Still on Motorhomes, Listings Indicate
https://www.consumerreports.org/product-safety/goodyear-rv-tire-linked-to-multiple-deaths-is-still-on-motorhomes/

How to Keep Your Tires Looking Good
https://www.consumerreports.org/tires/how-to-keep-your-tires-looking-good/

Tire Tips for Safe RV Travel
https://www.consumerreports.org/tires/tire-tips-for-safe-rv-travel-a1058289855/

Beginner’s Guide to Motorhomes
https://www.consumerreports.org/other-motor-vehicles/beginners-guide-to-motorhomes-rvs/

Beginners Guide to RV Trailers
https://www.consumerreports.org/search/?query=RV%20Tires

First Drive: Not All Changes on the Redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento Are Improvements
https://www.consumerreports.org/suvs/2021-kia-sorento-review/

2020 Kia Telluride Quick Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBNhy1Putrs

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster Quick Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDyiuHMyB3c

2019 Detroit Auto Show: 2020 Toyota Supra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdtL8brC3Bw

2017 Kia Niro Quick Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA7DkF_I0jA

Guide to Car Safety
https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-guide-to-car-safety/

Coronavirus Resource Hub
https://www.consumerreports.org/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/

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