Main themes: Our podcast panel tackles the engine problems some owners of 2017 and 2018 Honda CR-Vs are experiencing and whether Honda is doing enough to address these complaints. Specifically, some CR-Vs with the 1.5-liter turbo engine apparently have gas leaking into the oil system—especially in cold weather.

Driven this week: 2019 Nissan Altima

Audience questions:

  • Is there any advantage to putting a car’s automatic transmission in Neutral when waiting at a stoplight?
  • Should over-the-air updates work with a car's key safety systems?
  • Why do so many people insist on buying SUVs?
Panelists Jen Stockburger, Mike Quincy, and Jon Linkov
Panelists: Jen Stockburger, Mike Quincy, and Jon Linkov

As with other “Talking Cars” episodes, this one is available free through Apple Podcasts. (Subscribe to the audio or video.) You’ll also find the audio on Spotify and video on YouTube.

• CR Ranks Automated Driving Systems, episode 171
• Google Maps, Alexa, Subaru Forester, episode 170
• Subaru Ascent and Audi E-Tron, episode 169
• Lexus UX, Storm Preparation, episode 168
• Chevrolet Silverado, Mercedes-Benz EQC, episode 167


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