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Powerless Bimmer

This bulletin applies to 2011 BMW 328i models equipped with option 522 (Xenon lights). The power windows and/or power mirrors may be inoperative. The LED on the headlight switch may be flashing, and there may be a check control message for Windows/Mirrors/Headlights. There may also be a complaint of water in one or both headlights. One of the following codes may be stored:

Mustang Buzz

Some 2005-2010 Ford Mustangs equipped with a 4.0L engine may exhibit a buzz noise from the upper engine at about 1,900 rpm under light load acceleration.

Charger Needs Sensitivity Training

This bulletin applies to 2011 Dodge Chargers equipped with a 5.7L engine. Some customers may see a “Service 4WD” light in the cabin compartment node. Upon further investigation, the technician may find that C1078 (tire revolutions range performance) is set in the DTCM.

Chevy Cam Solenoid

This bulletin applies to 2013-2014 Chevy Malibu models equipped with a 2.0L or 2.5L engine. The MIL may be on, with DTC P0011 and/or P0014 codes set in the ECM as history or current.


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OTC Releases Bravo 2.7 Diagnostic Software Update for Encore

OTC, a Bosch Automotive Service Solutions brand, has released an Encore diagnostics software update that expands vehicle information and coverage to 642 new systems and 2,314 new vehicle-ECU combinations.

Automotive Scholarship Applications are Now Being Accepted

Applications are now being accepted online for automotive scholarship opportunities offered by more than 30 auto care industry organizations, including the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, reports Pete Kornafel, MAAP, a trustee of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.

US Motor Works earns ISO 9001:2015 certification

US Motor Works LLC (USMW) in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has achieved the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification of 9001:2015.

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