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Confused Escape

Some 2011-2012 Ford Escape Hybrid models may exhibit the Service Engine Soon lamp and DTC P0016 (crankshaft/camshaft position correlation).

The Hybrid to Hell

Some 2005-2012 Ford Escape Hybrid models may exhibit a concern wherein the engine stalls soon after starting. This may actually be a crank/no-start condition being misdiagnosed due to the unique design characteristics of the hybrid powertrain system.  DTC P0A7D (battery pack state of charge low) and/or P1A0C (engine disabled) may be present.

Turbo Air Leak

This bulletin applies to 2005-2012 Subaru Legacy and Outback models equipped with the 2.5L turbocharged engine. Also included are 2009-2013 Forester Turbo and 2008-2014 Impreza WRX and STI.

MAP Fix Re-Program

This bulletin applies to 2012 Chrysler Grand Voyager vehicles equipped with a 3.6L engine and built before June 25, 2012. The customer may experience a MIL on and the technician may find DTC P0108 (manifold absolute pressure sensor circuit high).

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Time to Register for ASA Automotive Systems User Conference

Registration is open for ASA Automotive Systems Inc.’s 2017 Software User Conference and Info Expo in St. Louis, Mo., scheduled for April 30 to May 2. 

Bosch's Encore Software Update Adds New Vehicle Coverage and Tests

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has released Bravo 2.9, the latest update to its diagnostics software for the OTC Encore professional scan tool.

Women in Auto Care Rebrands Its Website

Women in Auto Care, formerly the Car Care Council Women’s Board, has released a new website as part of its recent rebranding initiative.

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