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TOPIC : Brakes

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Stubborn Spark

This bulletin applies to 2013-2014 Chevy Spark vehicles. According to Motologic’s site, a dealer technician may not be able to perform the BCM Setup or Config using GDS2 after adding options (i.e. fog lamps) and/or programming/updating the BCM software. A no-comm message may be found or the procedure cannot be completed.

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'Brake into the Action' with Akebono's Promotion

Akebono Brake Corp.’s “Brake into the Action” promotion rewards professional technicians with incentives each time they install Akebono Pro-Act, Euro and Performance Ultra-Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pads.

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Avoiding Brake Service Comebacks

A number of potential problems can easily result in operational issues and/or customer complaints following brake system service. Here we’ll discuss a few points that will help to avoid these concerns and help give your customers a “sweet” ride.

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Akebono Adds 31 Brake Pad Part Numbers

Akebono Brake Corp. released 31 new part numbers, expanding vehicle coverage of its Pro-Act, Performance and Euro Ultra-Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pad lines by almost nine million vehicles.

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Let the VW Bleed

This bulletin applies to 2012 VW Routan vehicles equipped with MK20 or MK60 ABS, as a precaution during pressure brake system bleeding.

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Super Duty Brake Warning

Some 2013 Ford F-Super Duty 250/350 trucks equipped with the 6.2L diesel engine and built on or before 2-21-2013 may exhibit an illuminated red brake warning indicator with DTC C101A:62 (vacuum pressure sensor signal error in the ABS module).

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Hard Pedal Reflash

Some 2011 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles may exhibit an intermittent hard brake pedal feel or firmness after extended cold soak. A new calibration is available that will improve this concern.

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GM O-ring Woes

Some owners of select GM vehicles may comment on a low brake pedal during braking. See the application list at the end of this bulletin.

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Don’t Ride the Brakes

Honda offers a reminder regarding a loss of power where no DTCs are present. This may be the result of the normal workings of the brake system override.

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Centric Parts Names Wilson Dias VP/GM of StopTech Division

Centric Parts, a division of APC Automotive Technologies, reports Wilson Dias has joined the company as vice president/general manager of its StopTech division.

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