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Why does my 2012 VW jetta light's turn on all by themselves in the colder months?

I've noticed that my 2012 VW jetta SE lights turn on by themselves and eventually drains the battery in the colder months of Minnesota. when I turn the car on and off, it doesn't fix the issue, but ...
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What could make a vehicle accelerate in neutral?

The vehicle is a 2013 Honda Pilot, 5 speed automatic transmission and with about 100,000 miles on it. This occurred at least three times (that I noticed). Here a quick list of conditions: Vehicle ...
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Cleaning mold from windows

This been a quite humid winter here in Finland, and temps have been going over and below zero a lot of times. Something, that at least in the area were I live wasn't common. I just notice than some ...
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Trunk's lock gets frozen

I have mk4 VW Golf from 2002 and this winter the trunk's lock has gotten frozen twice and I can't open the trunk. It's not like other winters that the door gets frozen. This year is been the lock ...
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Locked out of car due to cold weather

I have a 2010 Ford Taurus SEL that I can not get into. This morning while leaving for work I was unable to open my driver door and thought it might be frozen shut. I tried to get into the passenger ...
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Car Battery Loses Connection During Cold Weather

Background: I've been having an issue with my car recently where the battery will "die" when I attempt to start my car the morning after an extremely cold night (<32 F). I drive a 2013 Hyundai ...
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2006 Honda fit cold engine indicator still on even after long drive

I have a 2006 honda fit with a 1.3L I-DSI engine, the cold engine indicator still shows itself even after a long drive, normally, it disappears minutes after startup regardless of weather and theres ...
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Power window slows in cold temperatures

My 2001 Sequoia's electronics are still working great. But when it's really cold (20 degrees or less), the driver's side power window is really slow to go up and down. In warmer weather it works fine. ...
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What happens inside a 4-stroke gas engine when it's first (cold) started at below 0f?

I'm asking in order to understand the risks (if any) specifically to an engine if I (cold) start it on days that are below 0f, and I don't use an oil pan heater or similar device. If we need to be ...
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Do Audi Q5s have trouble in the cold?

I am coming across two different issues with my 2012 Audi Q5 and I am wondering if they are related. Note that the car started out as being bought in Southern California, lived most of its life in the ...
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How fast does a car battery drain when below zero?

Due to the polar vortex in MN, USA I'm having trouble starting my Silverado that I purchased last year, and tried putting the plug in heater on for a few hours which didn't work, and now I'm charging ...
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Manual transmission grinds shifting into 2nd gear, only when cold

I have a 1995 Chevy K1500 pickup, V8 5.0L engine. The 5-speed manual transmission was rebuilt about 10 years ago. Recently, I’ve noticed that when the vehicle is cold, I get a grinding noise from ...
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Car engine warm-up cycle [closed]

My 2014 accord has an automatic transmission with a setting that allows you to run the engine at 2-3k rpm while traveling at neighborhood speeds. Is there any situation involving Minnesota-style cold ...
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Car temprature is below normal on highways and car jerks

Car Specs: Suzuki Alto VXR 2005 Model + Manual + Petrol Usually, my car's temperature gauge gives a perfect idea of the engine, in normal weather usually it behaves normally when I'm driving in the ...
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What to do about side window condensation

I live near the ocean, so the air is very humid. In the summertime, running the air conditioner causes condensation to form on the outside of all my windows. This isn't a problem for the front and ...
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My truck won't start when the weather gets warmer

I checked this post, but it doesn't seem to indicate much regarding my issue: weather causing power loss But I have the following vehicle: Ford Ranger, 2003, 4.0 SOHC Engine Often when the weather ...
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Peugeot 207 2009, issues with LPG

My 207, since about a year, is having some troubles 'passing' to LPG. It starts regularly on petrol then, as soon as the ECU switches to LPG, if I'm not pushing on the gas, it shuts down. My work-...
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1991 Corolla What is the cause of a cold weather no turnover, battery is OK, car has regular maintenance

This is a difficult problem to solve and detect because it only happens in minus double digit Centigrade cold weather. I am the original owner of this vehicle, it has been well maintained with oil ...
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Tachometer Oscillating in Cold Weather

My 2012 Mazda3 appears to have some engine difficulty in cold weather (below 10F) when at operating temperature. As I hold the gas pedal steady to maintain speed, the tachometer will jump back and ...
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Is it bad alternator or starter? Camry ‘05 173k miles..

I started my car after two days of cold weather, around 20 F. After heating my engine for about 15 minuets I turned ignition off. After that it does not start, it start to crank but dies off well ...
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coolant flush in cold temperatures

I need to flush my coolant however I don't have access to a warm garage (without paying for a tow). Was curious if it's bad/possible to flush it outside when temperatures are below freezing? Any ...
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Why my car “sweats”?

pretty new here, so if it is a newbie question please forgive me. I have a 2007 AlfaGT in pretty good conditions, now that here in Italy the weather became very cold , I realized that my car kinda "...
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17 outside and I just have water, no anti freeze, am I OK?

It's 17 degrees outside and I have no antifreeze in my car, will I be all right for just one night?