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Click & Clack
Talk Cars
“The Tappet Brothers’’

By Ray Magliozzi

EvEn Honda parts start
to fail aftEr 17 yEars
BY RAY MAGLIOZZI

Dear Car Talk:

up and down. Due to corrosion
and use, after an eon or two,
the welds will break, and the
window will fall down into the
door -- never to be seen again
until a repair is performed.

The driver-side window
on my 2002 Honda Accord
suddenly rolled down on its
own. Although I could hear
a noise when I pressed the
It’s almost always the
window switch, the window
driver’s door regulator that
wouldn’t roll up!
The Honda dealer had to fails. Why? Because that’s the
remove the door panel and one that gets the most use.
replace the window regulator When you’re driving alone,
at a cost of more than $500. you use it. When you stop at
My service adviser said that a toll booth, you use it. When
in four years of working for you want to practice your foul
Honda, he had seen only language on a guy who cut you
one other car with this same off, you roll down the driver’s
window. So it’s no wonder that
window malfunction!
it fails before the others.
My husband and I have
The price you paid sounds a
never
experienced
this
problem with all the cars that little high to me. Next time, you
we have owned throughout might want to shop around,
the years, and I was wondering and try a non-dealer garage,
if you were familiar with this too. But I don’t think you can
or ever heard of this problem really complain too much
about a window regulator that
before?
failed after 17 years, Inge.
We enjoy your column very
I’d focus on the upside.
much. Thank you. -- Inge
You now have a new window
Inge, I think you are a
regulator that should take
victim of excessively lofty
you clean through the 2036
expectations.
presidential campaign. Enjoy.
Hondas are very reliable
***
cars, but that doesn’t mean
Got a question about cars?
you can go 17 years without
Write
to Ray in care of King
a single part failing. We’ve
replaced plenty of window Features, 628 Virginia Drive,
regulators over the years. And Orlando, FL 32803, or email
by visiting the Car Talk
some of them on Hondas.
website at www.cartalk.com.
The regulator is a metal,
***
scissors-like
mechanism
(c)
2019
by
Ray Magliozzi
inside the door that holds the
and
Doug
Berman
window glass. When you push
the window button, it folds and
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by
King
unfolds to move the window Features Syndicate, Inc.

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