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Buick Has a Bewildering Message

When diagnosing a 2010-2015 Buick LaCrosse or 2011-2015 Regal for a “Service Stability/Traction” message, you may find DTC C0710 with symptom code 71 set in the EBCM. For vehicles equipped with electric power steering, a “Service Steering” message may be present also set in the power steering control module (PSCM).


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Cadillac Has Power Steering Issue

Some owners of 2014-2016 Cadillac XTS vehicles may comment on a Service Power Steering message displayed on the DIC (driver information center) after a cold start. This condition may be intermittent. When checking for DTCs, the power steering control module may report C056D 3C, C0475 00 or the BCM may report a U0131 set as current or in history.


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Cause of the Silverado Shudder

Some customers driving a 2015-2018 Chevy Silverado may comment on a surging condition that is felt when driving. During diagnosis, the technician may determine this as a torque converter shudder. This condition may be caused by additives in the transmission fluid that may have depleted during vehicle operation. Some of these additives assist with regulating a consistent slip rate of the clutches.


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Coolant Leaks in Ford Fusion

Some 2014-2017 Ford Fusion vehicles equipped with a 1.5L GTDI engine and an odometer reading 10,000 miles or above may exhibit a low coolant, white exhaust smoke and a MIL on, with DTCs P0217, P0300. P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0316 and/or P1299. This condition may be due to an intake manifold bolt backing out.


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Diesel Jeep Needs Crank Tone Wheel

This bulletin applies to 2014-2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles equipped with a V6 turbo 3.0L diesel engine. The MIL may be on accompanied by DTCs P0335-00 (crankshaft position sensor circuit) and P0336-00 (crankshaft position sensor performance). The customer may note that the vehicle will not accelerate quickly over 50 MPH, as the vehicle may be in limp mode.


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BMW Steering Gear Goes Thump

This bulletin applies to 2016 BMW 2-series, 3-series and 4-series vehicles. If a thumping noise is heard from the front axle during slow speed turning, the noise most typically occurs at ambient temperatures above 75 degrees F and at normal engine operating temperature. The affected vehicles are outfitted with a specific steering gear, and more importantly, a problematic tie rod.


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