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Bumper to Bumper Radio, the car guys on KTAR, 92.3 FM in Phoenix, AZ, broadcast every Saturday from 11:00 am to noon. On this show, Dave Riccio of Tri-City Transmission in Tempe, AZ and Matt Allen of Virginia Auto Service in Phoenix, AZ talk about airbags, recalls, and address a few questions from callers.

  • Information regarding airbag recalls.
  • How does the region where you live affect your car differently than others?
  • Where do manufacturers buy certain parts?
  • Who was the first to manufacture an airbag and in what year?
  • 1987 GMC Dually: Would I be able to buy larger tires for my truck?
  • 2014 Chevrolet Camaro: I got a dent in a panel near my door while driving, would I be able to fix this itself or is it best to take it to a body shop?
  • 2007 Honda Element: I recently was in a collision however my airbags didn’t deploy. The other car was totaled, does that seem normal?
  • 2012 Toyota Tacoma: My truck has been pulling for some time now, even after rotating the tires and checking specs. What other factors could be causing this to happen with my alignment?
  • 2010 Nissan Titan: When switching back to two wheel drive, the icon still flashes that I’m in four wheel drive mode. What could be causing this and it this common?
  • I’ve been considering buying an 80’s or 90’s Ford Pickup. How difficult is it to find parts for these vehicles?
  • 1998 Ford Explorer: The emergency brake light on the dash is turning on and off when I accelerate or decelerate. What could be causing this?


Cars talked about on this show are the Ford F150, 2004 Kia Sedona, 1987 GMC Dually, 2014 Chevrolet Camaro, 2007 Honda Element, 2012 Toyota Tacoma, 2010 Nissan Titan, 1998 Ford Explorer, and 1996 Duramax.

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