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Glitch May Slow Your Mustang Down

Some 2011-2014 Ford Mustangs equipped with a 6R80 transmission and built on or before 4-8-2013 may exhibit a transmission engagement in 5th gear when starting. The “wrench” indicator and/or the seat belt minder may be illuminated, and the speedometer may read zero and the odometer may display dashes when driving.

Ram Reprogram

Owners of a 2011-2012 Ram 1500 pickup truck may see a “Service 4WD” light in the Cabin Compartment Node (CCN). The technician may find DTC C2201 (FDCM/DTCM internal DTC) set in the DTCM. When the system detects this, it shuts down the 4WD capability for the remainder of the drive cycle.

Funky Caddy Button

This bulletin applies to 2011 Cadillac Escalade models. The IPC backlighting may remain on with the ignition off.

Bad BMW Ground

This bulletin applies to 2014 BMW 328i models. One or more of the following conditions may be present: engine will not start; engine stops running...  

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Ford Overhauls Motorcraft Product Line's Inventory and Pricing

Ford Motor Co. is streamlining inventory and reducing prices in its Motorcraft product line. The product actions are scheduled for the third quarter of 2016 and are designed to help shops and suppliers.

Advance Auto Parts Names 2016 Vendor of the Year

Advance Auto Parts Inc. presented its 2016 Vendor of the Year awards during the company’s annual vendor summit held this week.

ASA Offers Third Annual Safety Inspection Forum

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and ASA-Texas will host its third annual safety inspection forum in Houston on Oct. 19, 2016. The Forum’s mission is to raise awareness about the importance of periodic vehicle inspection programs to motorist’s safety and develop strategies to protect these programs nationwide.

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