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Touchy Honda

This bulletin applies to all 2000 and later Honda models equipped with SRS (an example is the 2011 Civic Hybrid). The OPDS (Occupant Position Detection System) 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.

Sloshing Caddy

Owners of 2010-2012 Cadillac SRX models may comment that they hear a clunk or fluid sloshing noise from the rear of the vehicle when coming to a stop, which might initially appear to be suspension related.

Beware of Chevy Filter

Some owners of 2012-2014 Chevy Sonic models may comment on a low oil pressure light coming on or flashing at idle. This may be caused by oil pressure being bled off due to debris in the oil drain check valve and/or a smashed oil filter.

Missing Flex

Some 2010-2011 Ford Flex vehicles equipped with a 3.5L gasoline turbocharged direct injected engine may exhibit rough running, hesitation, shuddering, etc., with DTCs P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306 or P0316.

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Northern Illinois Techs Complete NGK’s first CASE-Accredited Training

NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A) Inc. reports that technicians in its first Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) Training for emissions-related repairs showed a 43% increase in knowledge of course objectives.

Tenneco Expands Monroe Ride Control Coverage

Tenneco Inc. has added 34 Monroe brand ride control part numbers that together provide coverage of nearly 12 million additional passenger vehicles registered in North America.

New Carter Website was ‘Designed with the Technician in Mind’

Carter Fuel Systems has launched a new website. Utilizing a robust, state-of-the-art platform featuring a modern scrolling format and responsive design, the site further emphasizes Carter’s “Refueled Carter” initiative announced in 2016.

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