Vehicle: 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, L4-2.4L, Automatic Transmission
Problem: The vehicle was brought to the shop because the MIL was on and the engine ran rough and stalled. The technician checked the fuel pressure and it was within factory specifications. He was unable to keep the vehicle running long enough to see any difference in the camshaft timing “actual” versus “desired” PID. He also retrieved the numerous DTCs listed below.
Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-250, 4WD, Super Duty, 7.3L DSL Turbo V-8, VIN F
Problem: When applying the brakes with doors closed and engine running, the dash and speedometer lamps dim. When the door is open and the truck is running, the warning chime sounds when brakes are applied. The problem does not occur when the brake pedal is released.
Problem: The customer brought the car to the shop because, after starting the car, the TPMS light would flash for a minute then stay on continually. This would happen every drive cycle. The vehicle had stock steel wheels and hubcaps.
Problem: The customer’s concern was that engine would not idle after it had warmed up. The malfunction indication light was OFF. If the engine speed was held over 800-850 rpm, the engine would stay running.
Vehicle: 2014 Ford Fusion, FWD, L4-2.0L Turbo, Automatic Transmission
Problem: A DTC, U0401 (Invalid Data Received from ECM/PCM A) won’t clear from all modules after recent collision repairs were made. The scan tool also reported an ABS/TCS steering module message. The vehicle had been in a rear-end collision and the front bumper was damaged as well.
Problem: The car was a sublet from a body shop after repairs because the radio, turn signals, low beams and the low-speed wipers were inoperative. The steering column switches and front ECU had already been replaced.
Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Caravan, V6-3.3L, VIN R Automatic Transmission
Problem: This vehicle came to the shop because the engine would crank but not start and the MIL was on. The camshaft (CMP) and crankshaft (CKP) sensors had already been replaced but did not fix the problem.
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.
Vehicle: 2007 Volkswagen Eos (1F7) L4-2.0L Turbo (BPY)
Problem: This VW came to the shop with the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Light) on and the customer’s concerns were that the vehicle had no power and no throttle response. The vehicle would go into limp-in mode anytime there was a load on the engine.
Problem: The vehicle was brought in because the engine intermittently hesitated and bogged on acceleration. The MIL (Malfunction Indicator Light) was on. The problem had occurred only three times before.
Vehicle: 2008 Mercedes Benz C 300 (204.054) V6-3.0L (272.947)
Problem: This vehicle was brought to the shop with the Malfunction Indication Lamp on. The technician found DTC 0814, a manufacturer’s code for “Left bank secondary air injection pump malfunction.” The standard SAE code for this same issue is P0410.