Piston Slap: Takata’s in-Fusion of Customer Involvement?

Mike writes: Hi Sajeev, I have a 2008 Ford Fusion V6 AWD with about 101,000 miles. Like many cars, it is one of the vehicles recalled under the massive Takata airbag recall/fiasco. The first recall letter I got from Ford said the car was subject to the…

Piston Slap: Xterra’s External Air Bag Influencers?

Mike writes: Ok Sajeev, I got one for you. I own a 2009 Nissan Xterra 4wd X model.  It has nearly 100k miles on the clock.  In the past week, whenever I start the vehicle, I hear a chattering noise coming from the passenger side dashboard.  The noise p…