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Mercedes May Have Cracks in Microweld

Note the area to be coated.

This bulletin applies to 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 vehicles. A complaint may involve a single throttle lift-off clunking noise from the side shaft when moving off (audible at the outboard end).


Toyota Yaris Vehicles Have Brake Squeal

Note the ledge points on the backing plate.

This bulletin applies to 2020 Toyota Yaris HB and 2016-2020 Yaris SD vehicles built in Mexico. Some vehicles may exhibit a squeal/squeak noise from the rear during brake application. The cause of this condition is an insufficient amount of grease on the mounting points and backing plates of the rear brake assemblies.


Mazda CX-5 May Become Overheated

A new cooling fan assembly is now available with modified software.

This bulletin applies to 2019-2020 Mazda CX-5 vehicles equipped with a Skyactiv-G 2.5 turbo engine. Some vehicles may exhibit engine overheating and poor A/C performance with DTC P111A:00 stored in memory.


Ford Notes EcoBoost Manifold May Leak

1) Disconnect the electrical connector; 2) Remove the retainer; 3) Remove the two hose...

Some 2019 Ford Edge vehicles equipped with a 2.0L EcoBoost engine built on or before March 15, 2019, may exhibit an illuminated MIL with DTC P2282 stored in the PCM.


Toyota Rear Differential Needs Attention

Location of rear differential production date. 1) Propeller shaft; 2) Rear differential serial...

Some 2019 Toyota RAV4 Limited and Adventure grade vehicles with torque vectoring AWD system may exhibit an AWD warning light ON condition, with DTC C13F800 (4WD/AWD Rear Disconnect System Performance) present.


Audi Is Leaking Automatic Transmission Fluid

Note bolt locations.

This bulletin applies to 2018-2019 Audi A5, 2018 Q5, 2019 A4, A6 and A7 vehicles equipped with OCL/OCJ or OHL automatic transmissions. You may find leaking ATF at the service opening of the lower bellhousing and there are transmission and/or operation issues due to a lack of oil.


Honda Odyssey has a Screw Loose

Note the location of the B+ sensing screw (left). Use a #2 Phillips and torque to 1.5 ft.-lbs.

This bulletin applies to 2016 Honda Odyssey and Pilot and 2017 Accord, Odyssey, Pilot and Ridgeline. While driving, the customer may experience flickering interior/exterior lights, multiple indicators, possible other voltage-related fluctuations and jerky steering. The B+ sensing screw on the alternator may not be properly torqued.


Kia Needs a Set of Steel Sealing Balls

Example. Drive in a steel ball using a drift punch. Apply oil to the oil passage and drive the...

This bulletin applies to 2007-2008 Kia Sorento, 2010-2019 Soul and 2010-2019 Forte vehicles. When replacing cylinder heads on Kia 3.3 and 3.8L Lambda engines on 2007-2008 Sorento, 2.0L Nu engines for 2010-2019 Soul and 1.8 & 2.0L Nu engines for 2010-2019 Forte models, inspect the lubrication ports for installation of the steel sealing balls.