This week on Car Talk, Steve's cross-country road trip got a little more exciting when high winds began blowing open the driver's door on his Pathfinder. He's wondering if this is just a design quirk to make the car feel more outdoors-y, or if there's an actual problem - and can said problem be fixed with anything other than duct tape or rope?
Elsewhere, Patricia loves her Rambler - except for the calling card of black soot it leaves in every parking space; Jamie's suffering an epidemic of escaping spark plugs; and, after a "low smoke" at-home alternator replacement, Helen's oil light is flashing a little too much for comfort. All this, and lots more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: January 28, 2012]