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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 Distributed by King unfolds to move the window Features Syndicate, Inc.