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Exploring the Glitch

Some 2012 Ford Explorer vehicles equipped with the 2.0L gasoline turbocharged direct injection (GTDI) engine and built on or before 8-17-2011 may exhibit a MIL on, with DTC P1289 (cylinder head temperature sensor CHT circuit high) and/or P1290 (CHT sensor circuit low) stored in the PCM memory.

Bummer Bimmer

This bulletin applies to 2009 BMW 128i models produced from June 2006 to 2009. After replacing the CAS (car access system), the vehicle has a no-crank condition. The likely cause: The CAS “Line Mode” is still active.

Blown Honda Fuse

This bulletin applies to 2009-2011 Honda Pilot models that exhibit one or more of the following problems:

Hey, BUB, Don’t RAP

This bulletin applies to 2010 Chevy Equinox models, where a red OnStar LED is illuminated and DTCs B1446 or B1447 for OnStar back-up battery failure is in the VCIM.


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Innova Electronics Forms New Telematics Division

Following the acquisition of Aftermarket Telematics Technologies LLC (ATT) and its Vehimatics connected car technology, Innova Electronics Corp. has formed a new division, Innova Telematics Solutions.

Garage Gurus Earns Reaccreditation, Multiple Commendations

Garage Gurus, Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ technical education platform for technicians and other front-line professionals in the North American auto care industry, has been reaccredited to Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) standards by the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) and National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Federated Customers Enjoy Getting Dirty With Kenny

Federated Auto Parts reports its Federated Car Care Center members have been successfully hosting their own “Get Dirty with Kenny” driving events across the country featuring race driver Kenny Schrader and his crew.

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