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Reprogram the Ram

Owners a 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 series and 4500/5500 cab chassis may complain about a harsh 1-2 downshift if equipped with the AISIN AS69RC automatic transmission.


Lazy Power Liftgate

Some 2013-2014 Ford Flex vehicles equipped with a power liftgate and built on or before 9/9/2013 may exhibit a condition where the liftgate power open and/or close function is inoperative, or a crunching noise from the liftgate motor is heard during operation. DTC B2908 may be stored in the LTM (liftgate/trunk module).


Funky Idle

This bulletin applies to 2012 Acura RDX models. If the throttle body was recently cleaned or replaced, DTC P2279 (intake air system leak) or P0507 (idle control system rpm higher than expected) and a fluctuating idle exists, it’s likely that the throttle plate is now in a different position from the one that the PCM/ECM had previously learned. To fix the problem, the ECM/PCM must be relearned to the new throttle plate position.


Code Plays a Joke

This bulletin applies to 2007-2013 GMC Yukon and Sierra vehicles. DTC B2555 may be found in a driver and/or passenger door module (DDM or PDM). This DTC is associated with front driver and passenger door panel courtesy lights that are only available on certain models.


Low Oil Pressure at Idle

Anyone who works on later model Chevy vehicles is already aware of the engine oil filter replacement procedure that involves changing the filter element instead of a self-contained filter housing unit. Some customers may comment on the low oil pressure light coming on or flashing on and off at idle. This may be caused by oil pressure being bled off due to debris in the oil drain check valve and/or a distorted/smashed filter element.


Bosch Releases OTC Heavy-Duty Gear Puller

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has introduced an OTC heavy-duty gear puller designed for larger gear and heavy-duty applications.


Confused Lincoln Trans

Some 2012-2013 Lincoln Navigators quipped with the 6R80 transmission, and built on or before 4/8/2013 may exhibit a transmission engagement in 5th gear when starting. The “wrench” indicator and/or seat belt minder may be illuminated, the speedometer may read zero and the odometer may display dashes while driving.


Mopar Not Cool?

Owners of 2012-2013 Dodge Durango vehicles may complain that the A/C will not work when the engine is started using the remote start feature (if so equipped).


Bad Wire Kills the Ford

Some 2012-2014 Ford Edge vehicles equipped with a 2.0L GTDI (gasoline turbocharged direct injection) engine may exhibit a difficult to start, rough running, crank/no start, lack of power, loss of idle rpm or hesitation. DTCs may include P0106, P0236 or a repeat P0128. These conditions may be caused by a wiring concern in the signal return splice.



In order to reset the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan, the reset selection must be made through the MFD (multi-function display) in the cluster. The “SET” button as used on other models with the indirect TPMS system has not been included for the Tiguan. The procedure is listed in the owner’s manual.

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