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At AskPatty, we focus on giving the best automotive advice for helping people with their car questions. If you have a car question, start by asking our automotive experts. You can also use the search bar in the top right to search for a specific issue. All car questions are welcome and we look forward to helping you!


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On Dec 1st, Angela Hogan, owner of a Kia Sorento, asked Patty:
The dome light in middle of my 2006 Kia Sorento does not work when car door is open. The switch is in the right place, and it will work when you turn it on manually, but it will not go off when door is shut. Is there a fuse that controls that or what?

So far our AskPatty Automotive Experts have posted 1 answer


On Nov 24th, Luculle, owner of a Dodge Caravan, asked Patty:
The keys do not work anymore in my 2008 Dodge Caravan, the cluster panel says "bad key"

So far our AskPatty Automotive Experts have posted 2 answers


On Nov 24th, Teresa Lewis Watts, owner of a Dodge 400, asked Patty:
We have taken great care of this truck, & it has had few problems, other than replacing original parts.:) I noticed that the fuel gauge on the instrument panel now fluctuates quite a bit, about a 1/4 tank, back & forth...I've spoken with a local repair shop we trust & they mentioned that the "Fuel ...

So far our AskPatty Automotive Experts have posted 3 answers


On Nov 24th, Kjvisser, owner of a Ford Focus, asked Patty:
I am so ignorant about car maintenance. Do you know of any web resources where I could find out about car repair. why do repair shops not advertise their standard prices for a particular type of repair? being female makes me seem so vunerable to males.

So far our AskPatty Automotive Experts have posted 1 answer


On Nov 24th, Kjvisser, owner of a Ford Focus, asked Patty:
Twice in past week, it appears my automatic transmission gears shifted downward or slipped by themselves when I was stopped on an incline.My automatic transmission checked out fine by two repair shops. The problem may be something brushing up against the body of car, a mounting problem. One ...

So far our AskPatty Automotive Experts have posted 3 answers


On Nov 24th, Rachel, owner of a Chevrolet Avalanche, asked Patty:
The airbag light has come on, but the airbag has never deployed. It hasn't been in any major accident either. I took it to a local mechanic who said he couldn't clear it with a diagnostic device. I can't afford to take it in to get it fixed. Help?!

So far our AskPatty Automotive Experts have posted 2 answers


On Nov 21st, Robert W, owner of a Chevrolet Tahoe, asked Patty:
My Chevrolet Tahoe has no fan heat in front.The aux fan heat works in back. Is it a bad fuse or fan?

So far our AskPatty Automotive Experts have posted 2 answers