Q: The has been a recall on the front coil springs of the vehicle. Are there any noise thay may be heard do to this recall
A: I doubt that you will hear any kind of noise from those front springs . If there is a recall for them , get to your dealer and get them fixed - NOW ! If these springs are part of what is known as a "MacPhereson strut" , then the whole assembly will have to be replaced . The issue here is not only vehicle suspension , it is also an issue of control . If you lose those springs , ie they break , you could lose control of your car . Do not look for a noise . If you know there is a recall and you fail to deal with it by having the parts fixed or replaced , you could stand to have insurance coverage revoked , or made void by failure to comply , should you be involved in an accident .
Chassis / Suspension & Steering Malfunction When driving Not applicable
Q: There's loud road noise from rear of car when driving at highway speed. I've tried different tires at the suggestion of service dept at dealer. This failed to cure problem. The problem has become more pronounced as the car ages.
A: Body seams? Around the trunk or rear door seals perhaps? Ed
Q: This question is more about the battery. Along with the 2 standard pos/neg cables that attach to the battery, there are 2 metal plates attached to each node as well. There appears to be problem with these plates because my cars lights, electric windows and electric locks work until I attempt to turn the ignition at which point all the juice is pulled from the battery and then nothing works. Is this the starter?? I should note that the battery is brand new. Is this a part I can buy at your local automotive store and replace myself or is a mechanic required...or is it something else besides the starter???
A: I think if you make sure of a GOOD connection at the battery posts, most problems will go away. Ed