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Busted Chain and Overheat

This bulletin applies to 2011-2012 Buick Regal models equipped with L61, LE5, LEA, LAF, LHU, LNF or LSJ engines. “In rare instances,” the engine may overheat or the coolant temperature my run abnormally high.

Interference Fit

This bulletin applies to Honda Fit as well as other models. The OPDS sensors in the front passenger seat-back pad are very sensitive and can set SRS DTC 15-3 (faulty OPDS sensor) or 86-11 (faulty OPDS seat-back sensor) if they are exposed to even small amounts of electronic interference.

Code Before Test

A tip from Volkswagen: If any vehicle control module is replaced for any concern, it is recommended to code that module according to guided fault finding before testing if the repair was successful.

Easy-Fix Chirp

Some 2012 Ford Escape vehicles built from 12/01/2011 to 3/15/2012 may exhibit a customer concern of a high pitch chirp/squeak type noise coming from the right front corner while driving.

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Mighty of Central Indiana Named Franchise of the Year

Mighty Distributing System of America has named Mighty of Central Indiana its Franchise of the Year.

Ford Adds Line of Omnicraft Water Pumps

Ford Motor Co. has introduced water pumps to its Omnicraft brand of replacement parts for non-Ford/Lincoln vehicle repairs.

Registration Opens for SEMA Battle of the Builders

Builders who have a car or truck displayed at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, held Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Las Vegas, can bring added exposure to their vehicles and the products that make their builds unique by entering the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition online.

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