Articles by Information courtesy of Mitchell 1


Fixing Lincoln Temperature-Dependent Issue

Some 2016-2017 Lincoln MKC, MKT, MKX and Navigator vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 and built on July 1, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2016 may exhibit a SYNC display message of “Please check your surroundings for safety” along with no rear view camera image when in reverse gear. This may only occur at ambient temperatures ranging from 23 degrees F to 41 degrees F. This may be due to a temperature-dependent issue with the APIM module.

Read More

Chrysler Minivan Needs a Reboot

This bulletin applies to 2012 Chrysler Grand Voyager and Town and Country vehicles equipped with a 3.6L engine and built before June 25, 2012. With the MIL on, the technician may find DTC P0108 (manifold absolute pressure sensor circuit high) has been set active or stored. Apparently, updating the software will correct the concern.

Read More
TOY01 (2).jpg

Fixing Toyota Bushing Squeak

Some 2014-2019 Toyota Highlander/Highlander HV vehicles may exhibit an abnormal squeak, squawk or groan noise from the rear suspension while driving over uneven roads or when the vehicle comes to a complete stop (may be more noticeable in cold weather). The noise may be caused by the rear trailing arm bushing. An updated trailing arm assembly is now available. 

Read More
BMW (4).jpg

Test BMW Oxygen Sensor

This bulletin applies to BMW vehicles where DTC 118602 is found (oxygen sensor before catalytic converter, fine mixture control, exhaust gas after catalytic converter too lean). This may be due to an actual engine related problem and/or DME software issues. Perform the following test plan using the latest version of ISTA.

Read More

Replace Kia Damper Clutch

This bulletin applies to all 2011 and later Kia vehicles equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission (excluding Optima Hybrid). If DTC P0741 is stored as active or history, instead of replacing the transaxle, the replacement of the damper clutch (D/C) solenoid may be performed with the transmission in the vehicle.

Read More