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ToyoTa Camry seems To swallow driver’s CrediT Card pushed it back instead. When I tried to grab it again, I couldn’t locate it. I got out and looked everywhere around the seat. I was on my hands and knees looking from the front and the back of the seat. I searched from BY RAY MAGLIOZZI every angle. The card was gone. It was like the car opened up Dear Car Talk: and swallowed it! How is that I own a 2016 Toyota Camry. possible? My car is uncluttered; Yesterday, on my way to the gas it is easy to see something out of station, I pulled out my credit place. Where is it? — Donna card and set it on the center I don’t know. But when you find console. When I pulled up to the it, I bet you’ll also find a bunch pump, I reached for my card, and of single socks. I think we’ve all it dropped down between the seat done what you did, Donna. A and the console. credit card, a key, a phone drops I squeezed my hand into the space between the seat and center console. And as you reach your and was able to push the card two fingers in there to feel for it, forward enough to grab it. Ever the klutz, when I went to grab it, I you push it further into the abyss. My guess is that your credit card slipped under the carpet. There are cuts in the carpet at the four points where the seat is bolted to the floor. Try moving the seat all the way back. Then, from the floor of the front seat, feel around for where the seat is bolted in. You should be able to find an opening in the carpet there. If there’s no sign of the card, move the seat all the way forward and try from the back seat. If that fails, and you’re really attached to this particular card (maybe you spent months memorizing the three digit security code), your mechanic can definitely find it. The first thing we’d do at our shop is we’d blow compressed air under the seat. We have a nozzle on our air hose that can blow about 150 psi of wind under there. That’s a category 4 hurricane. If something is there, it’ll usually come out. If it doesn’t, your mechanic can always unbolt the seat. That’s not a big deal. It’s a half-hour job. On the other hand, calling your credit card company and asking them to send you a replacement card is a five-minute job. *** Got a question about cars? Write to Ray in care of King Features, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803, or email by visiting the Car Talk website at www.cartalk.com. © 2019 by Ray Magliozzi and Doug Berman Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.