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Busted Chain and Overheat

This bulletin applies to 2011-2012 Buick Regal models equipped with L61, LE5, LEA, LAF, LHU, LNF or LSJ engines. “In rare instances,” the engine may overheat or the coolant temperature my run abnormally high.


Interference Fit

This bulletin applies to Honda Fit as well as other models. The OPDS 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.


Code Before Test

A tip from Volkswagen: If any vehicle control module is replaced for any concern, it is recommended to code that module according to guided fault finding before testing if the repair was successful.


Easy-Fix Chirp

Some 2012 Ford Escape vehicles built from 12/01/2011 to 3/15/2012 may exhibit a customer concern of a high pitch chirp/squeak type noise coming from the right front corner while driving.


Leaky Valve Cover?

Owners of 2012-2013 Chevy Tahoe vehicles may note a service engine soon light, a rough running engine, and/or oil consumption. Technicians may find DTC P0300 set.


Jeep Not Cool

This bulletin applies to 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles. The A/C system may be inoperative or may lose charge. This may be caused by a weld issue inside the service port on the liquid side. This condition is difficult to diagnose since the A/C gauge set (when connected) will cover-up the leak point.


Don’t Let the Code Fool You

This bulletin applies to 2007-2012 GMC Acadia vehicles. A “Service Stability” message may appear on the driver’s information center as a result of DTC C0561 set in the electronic brake control module (EBCM). The EBCM receives messages from the other modules over GMLAN which are needed to perform ABS, VSES and/or TCS functions.


De-Bugging VW Scan

This bulletin applies to all 2000 and later Volkswagen vehicles where you find no communication with VSA 5052.


Annoying Fiesta

Some 2011-2013 Ford Fiesta vehicles built on or before 9/12/2012 may exhibit a thump/rattle noise coming from the fuel filler neck area. The noise may be more noticeable in warm temperatures and may occur mostly at idle.


Restricted Bimmer

Owners of a 2011 BMW 328i xDrive vehicle (equipped with the N54 engine) may complain of a slight rattle noise from the engine compartment after shutting off the engine. The noise is similar to that of a mechanical typewriter. In addition, the owner may complain about a slight reduction of power, similar to an increased turbo lag.

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