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Jeep rear hatch opens when shifted into reverse
Problem: The power lift gate (hatch) will intermittently unlock and open when shifted into Reverse.
Problem: On hard acceleration, the transmission will not shift to a higher gear. Must release gas pedal to upshift. Transmission fluid is at the correct level and looks/smells normal. Found a bad wheel speed sensor tone ring on the right front axle. Replaced it, but still have the shifting problem.
Problem: The customer brought the truck back to the shop a week after the fuel pump was replaced because, the windshield wipers stopped working after the repair. The technician checked the wiring at the fuel pump and it was correct.
Altima has numerous network DTC’s – loose change the cause
Problem: This vehicle had erratic gauge and warning light operation and the HVAC controls only worked intermittently. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) was ON as well as the ABS, TCS and Security lights. Additionally, the fuel level gauge was inoperative.