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Clore Adds 12-Volt Smart Battery Charger to Solar Line

Clore Automotive Inc. has added the Pro-Logix PL2545, a 12-volt 20/10/2A intelligent battery charger with engine start assistance, to its Solar product line.

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Jag Battery Issue

This bulletin applies to 2015 Jaguar XK models. A customer may report that a low battery warning message is displayed on the instrument cluster and Eco stop/start is unavailable. The cause may be that the battery monitoring system (BMS) clamp is not correctly positioned on the main battery terminal post.

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Prius Recall

This bulletin applies to 2012-2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid models, regarding the hybrid propulsion system. Toyota announced a recall of certain 2012-2015 Prius Plug-In Hybrid vehicles built from July 2011 to January 2015 because the hybrid battery contains an Electric Vehicle fuse that may fracture after repeated high-load driving conditions such as climbing long hills.

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BMW Battery Concern

This bulletin applies to 2013 BMW 528i models. An “increased battery discharge” message may appear in the central information display (CID) upon engine startup. In some cases, the message “battery charge level low” may also appear. In most cases, a fault code is not set for the intelligent battery sensor (IBS).

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Mystery Code?

This bulletin applies to 2017 Honda Accord models equipped with a 2.4L engine. While running an all-DTC check with the i-HDS, P0562 may be found, but with no apparent symptoms and the MIL not illuminated.

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Low Batt Caddy

This bulletin applies to 2012 Cadillac SRX models. DTC P062F may be set in the ECM, active or in history. This code can falsely set during a low battery condition. This can also trigger certain HO2S heater sensor codes (P0030, P0036, P0050, P0053, P0054, P0059, P0060, P0135, P0141, P0155 and/or P0161).

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Kia Battery Data

In some cases, technicians may not be selecting the proper battery type (flooded, absorbed glass mat or AGM Spiral) or entering the incorrect CCA rating during GR8 testing which may result in incorrect test results and unnecessary battery replacement.

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Chevy Hybrid Hassle

This bulletin applies to 2008-2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid models. You may find that there is a lack of brake assist (hard pedal) after disconnecting the battery or after the 12V battery has run low on voltage. This may also be followed by an ABS and red brake lamp with a possible DTC C121D sym00 or C056D sym00 being set in the EBCM. This may be caused by an improper 12V battery disconnect procedure.

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Subaru Low Batt

This bulletin applies to 2010 and later Subaru Legacy and Outback vehicles. If you encounter a vehicle which has DTC C0074 (with detailed code 5078) and/or DTC C0075 (with detailed code 5088 or 5099) stored in memory, there is the possibility that this is caused by low battery voltage.

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Hey, BUB, Don’t RAP

This bulletin applies to 2010 Chevy Equinox models, where a red OnStar LED is illuminated and DTCs B1446 or B1447 for OnStar back-up battery failure is in the VCIM.

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