October 18, 2019
• by Information provided by Mitchell 1
This bulletin applies to 2016 BMW 228i xDrive vehicles. A fault code 1D2008 may be stored in the DME and the service engine soon light is on.
The fault code refers to the map thermostat jammed open. There may also be a complaint of low heat output with lower outside temperatures.
During engine warmup, the engine coolant does not reach operating temperature within the DME’s allowable time frame. This is caused by either a faulty thermostat inside the transmission oil heat exchanger or a faulty engine characteristic map thermostat.
Some owners of 2013-2018 Cadillac XTS vehicles equipped with a 6-cylinder engine may comment on an exhaust smell and/or leak, with the MIL on. DTC P0430 and/or P0420 may be stored. This may be due to a crack around the catalytic converter mounting flange. If cracks re found, replace the converter.
Some 2011-2016 Lincoln MKT and MKS vehicles equipped with a 2.0L, 2.3L, 3.5L and/or 3.7L engines may exhibit a ting, pop, click and/or continuous tick noises from the front wheel area when accelerating from a stop, turning or when shifting between drive/reverse and/or reverse/drive.
This bulletin applies to 2017 Ram 3500 and 2500 trucks equipped with Man Shift-On-The-Fly transfer case or electric Shift-On-The-Fly transfer case. The bulletin involves inspecting the left front brake hose and wheel speed sensor wire harness.
This bulletin applies to all Acura vehicles. When troubleshooting DTCs for a solenoid or motor power supply circuit failure, keep in mind that even though the control unit activates these components, the power supplied may come from a dedicated circuit and its own separate fuse.
Kia Motors is recalling certain 2017-2018 Kia Optima hybrid vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with a voltage protection device (VPD), designed to protect the high voltage battery module, that may activate inadvertently.
Porsche is recalling certain 2017-2018 Cayenne vehicles equipped with an optional ski bag. The ski bag fastening strap may have been sewn with incorrect thread, possibly resulting in the strap seams tearing and the ski bag being unsecured in the event of a crash.