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Overly Sensitive Acura

This bulletin applies to all 2000 and later Acura models with SRS. 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.

Rubbed The Wrong Way

Some owners of 2009-2011 Chevy Traverse vehicles (as well as 2008-2011 Buick Enclave, 2007-2011 GMC Acadia and 2007-2010 Saturn OUTLOOK) may complain about an intermittent no-crank/no-start, liftgate inoperative and/or warning lights on.

Lifelong Lube?

This bulletin applies to 2000-2010 Cadillac Escalade models. The service information and owners manual do not show a service interval for the 7.6, 8.6, 9.5, 9.75, 10.5 and 11.5-inch rear axles with or without G80 locking differential.

Faulty Fiesta Fuse

Some 2011 Ford Fiesta vehicles may exhibit a MIL on with DTC U029F set in the PCM, and/or a no-crank condition with no communication with the PCM.


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Denso buys InfiniteKey to Advance Keyless Automotive Experience

Denso International America Inc. has acquired Holland, Mich.-based InfiniteKey Inc., along with several key patents and research and development resources.

New Deadline for Cardone Tech Video Contest Is Jan. 31

Cardone Industries Inc. has extended the deadline to enter its tech video competition to Jan. 31, 2018. The contest will award $5,000 to the top original video showing the installation or service of an under-the-hood or under-the-car automotive part.

Brake Parts Earns Uni-Select’s Diamond Award

Brake Parts Inc. LLC (BPI) has received the Diamond Award for Excellence from Uni-Select Inc.

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