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Confused Volt

Some owners of a 2011-2014 Chevy Volt may comment that their vehicle did not fully complete a charge or that charging was interrupted. They may also note that the MIL was on. Technicians may find DTCs P1E00 set in the ECM and P0D3E or P0D3F set in the HPCM2.


It’s Just ECO

Owners of a 2011-2012 Volkswagen Tiguan may experience a harsh shift on acceleration while the “ECO” mode is switched on. Before diagnosis or any repair attempt, it should first be established whether the concern is also present when the ECO mode is switched off.


Connecting With the Transit

Some 2012 Ford Transit Connect vehicles built on or before 1/30/2012 may exhibit drivability concerns including runs rough, loss/lack or power, hesitation/stumble and MIL on with DTC P0351 and/or P0354. Concerns may be intermittent and DTCs may be present in continuous memory only. These concerns may be due to a spread terminal 69 and/or 70 in PCM connector C175E.


Mopar Flash

This bulletin applies to 2012 Chrysler Grand Voyager models equipped with a 3.6L engine and built before June 25, 2012. The MIL may be on and DTC P0108 (manifold absolute pressure sensor circuit high) may be stored. This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the PCM with new software.


Liftgate Re-learn

Some 2012 Mazda CX-9 vehicles may exhibit an inoperable power liftgate after the vehicle battery has been disconnected then reconnected. The power liftgate will require re-initialization.


Chevy Air Bag Mystery

This bulletin applies to 2007-2010 Chevy Avalanche 2WD models. Some customers may experience an SIR lamp. The technician may find a history or current DTC B1019, with a symptom code 3A.


Funky Idle

This bulletin applies to 2010-2011 Ford Flex, 2010 Edge, MKX, F-150, E-Series Focus, Taurus, MKS, Fusion and MKZ vehicles with any of the following engines: 2.0L. 3.5L (excluding GTDI), 3.7L and 4.6L 2V. Some vehicles may exhibit DTCs P2111, P2112 or the idle speed drops lower than desired and/or fluctuates.


Trans Woes

This bulletin applies to 2011 Buick Regal models equipped with the 6T40/45 automatic transmission, built on or before Jan. 15, 2011.


Starter Killed by Dipstick?

This bulletin was released by Honda, with application to 2006 and later Pilot and Ridgeline, 2007 and later Odyssey and 2008 and later Accord V6 models. An improperly set ATF dipstick can lead to a starter motor failure.


Don’t Re-Use Lock Nuts

Kia advises not to re-use any lock nuts when removed from power steering, front or rear suspension or engine sub-frame assembly on all Kia products.

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