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Vehicle: 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, L4-2.4L, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 171,009

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: 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 4×2, V8-360 5.9L Magnum, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 228,995

Problem: The engine will crank but not start. The MIL was not on and there were no DTCs.

Vehicle: 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix, 3.8L V-6, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 148,992

Problem: The customer reported that the ABS light was on. The brakes seemed to operate normally.

Vehicle: 2010 Mercedes Benz E 550 4MATIC Sedan, 5.5L V-8, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 73,009

Problem: The shifter goes into “Park” while driving under 12 miles per hour. There were no DTCs.

Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-250, 4WD, Super Duty, 7.3L DSL Turbo V-8, VIN F

Mileage: 199,556

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.

Vehicle: 2012 Ford Escape, 4WD, V6-3.0L, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 76,030

Problem: This vehicle came in to the shop because the engine ran rough and there was a strange smell coming from the exhaust. The transmission was also shifting harshly into each gear.

Vehicle: 2011 Ford E 450, V10-6.8L, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 54,006

Problem: The engine in this van had been replaced by another shop and the MIL was on. They had replaced the spark plugs and installed new coils but the misfires continued.

Vehicle: 2004 Jeep Wrangler, L6-4.0L, VIN S, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 167,000

Problem: The vehicle was brought to the shop because the emissions monitors kept resetting and the engine intermittently stalled.

Vehicle: 2008 Nissan-Datsun Versa, L4-1.8L, Automatic Transaxle

Mileage: 101,122

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.

Vehicle: 2012 Hyundai Veloster, L4-1.6L, Automatic Transaxle

Mileage: 65,030

Problem: The customer brought his car to the shop because he noticed a significant loss of power and the malfunction indicator Light (MIL) was ON.

Vehicle: 2012 Hyundai Elantra, L4-1.8L, Automatic Transaxle

Mileage: 118,998

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: 2007 Dodge RAM 1500, 4WD, V8-5.7L, VIN D, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 146,000

Problem: DTC P0301 (#1-cylinder misfire)

Vehicle: 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander, 2WD, L4-2.4L (4B12), Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 88,396

Problem: The vehicle came in because the MIL was on. The tech pulled a P0171 (Fuel System Too Lean – Bank 1) DTC.

Vehicle: 2016 BMW M5 (F10), V8-4.4L, Turbo (S63T), Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 14,800

Problem: Left headlight inoperative but scan tool shows a Front right outer fan “message”. No DTCs.

Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer, L4-2.4L SOHC, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 145,009

Problem: The car was a sublet from a body shop after they did 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: 2014 Ford Fusion, FWD, L4-2.0L Turbo, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 23,009

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. The body shop had already repaired all the damage and released car to customer. The malfunction indicator light (MIL) came on about a week later.

Vehicle: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, AWD, 2.0L Turbo, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 49,889

Problem: The park assist system was inoperative. There was also no audio warning when the vehicle was in close proximity to objects in front of it.

Vehicle: 2006 Toyota Avalon V6-3.5L (2GR-FE) Automatic Transaxle

Mileage: 128,996

Problem: The vehicle was brought to the shop with the MIL on and a rough running concern. Another shop has already replaced the plugs, air filter and fuel filter, which did not fix the problem.

Vehicle: 2014 Chevrolet Sonic, 1.8L 4 CYL, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 48,026

Problem: The customer’s concern was that the MIL was on, the engine idled rough and there was a whistling noise coming from under the hood.

Vehicle: 2006 Chevrolet HHR, 2.2L 4 cylinder, VIN F, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 111,846 miles

Problem: This vehicle came to the shop because the starter would stay engaged for 2-3 seconds after the engine started and the MIL was illuminated.

Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Caravan, V6-3.3L, VIN R Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 151,998

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.

Vehicle: 2006 GMC Sierra 1500, 4WD, V8-5.3L, VIN T, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 174,009

Problem: This vehicle came to the shop because the temp gauge intermittently dropped to 165° F after engine had completely warmed-up. The MIL (malfunction indicator light) was on.

Vehicle: 2011 Infiniti EX35, AWD, V6-3.5L (VQ35HR), Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 68,344

Problem: The owner brought the vehicle in because the MIL was on and the engine was running rough.

Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Maxima, V6-3.5L, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 172,098

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: 2006 Acura TL, V6-3.2L, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 182,336

Problem: This vehicle came to the shop for hesitation and poor acceleration. The technician found DTC P2138 – Throttle Position Sensor D/E Incorrect Voltage Correlation.

Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, V6-3.6L, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 102,009

Problem: This vehicle was brought to the shop for a rough running engine and the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) on.

Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan V6-3.6L

Mileage: 68,882

Problem: Vehicle was brought in because the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Light) was on and the engine had a slight misfire.

Vehicle: 2004 Ford Truck Escape 2WD V6-3.0L VIN 1

Mileage: 155,009

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: 2007 Volkswagen Eos (1F7) L4-2.0L Turbo (BPY)

Mileage: 102,605

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.

Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Charger V6-3.5L

Mileage: 132,334

Problem:The vehicle came into the shop because the A/C was not working. The compressor did not engage when the A/C was selected in the dash.

Vehicle: 2008 Mercedes Benz C 300 (204.054) V6-3.0L (272.947)

Mileage: 106,233

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.

Vehicle: 2007 BMW 328i Sedan (E90) L6-3.0L (N52K)

Mileage: 120,003

Problem: The customer’s concern was that the radio worked one day and not the next. All of the radio lights were on but no sound was coming from the speakers. There were no DTCs.

Vehicle: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4WD, V6 3.6L, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 26,990

Problem: With a scan tool, the technician checked activation status in the power lift gate module to see if module was receiving a signal when a switch was pressed (handle switch, interior switch or remote key fob). Yes, it was receiving a signal to open from all inputs. He then checked in the body control module (BCM) trunk release data and noticed that it was switching from “pressed” to “not pressed” on its own – without pressing a button (see BCM PID screen). Next, he unplugged all the switches and the trunk release data revealed that it was still switching in the BCM.

Vehicle: 2009 Acura MDX, V6 3.7L, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 102,553

Problem: The customer noted that all of the exterior lights were inoperative, the windshield wipers would begin at any time without being activated by the switch and the instrument cluster would intermittently stop working.

Vehicle: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan, L5-2.5L (CBTA), Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 72,338

Problem: Vehicle was towed in to the shop for a no-start condition ever since the vehicle was jump-started from another vehicle. According to the vehicle owner, the battery was not jumped backwards. There was no flash and no arching marks visible on the battery terminals.

Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500, V6-3.0L Diesel, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 155,332

Problem: Vehicle came in with the MIL “On” and no perceivable drivability issues.

Vehicle: 2006 Dodge Ram 2500, 4WD, L6-5.9L, VIN C, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 165,336

Problem: The customer brought the truck in because of a long delay when engaging transmission into first gear after sitting overnight.

Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Sentra GXE, L4-1.8L, (QG18DE), Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 189,002

Problem:Vehicle came into the shop with a crank, no-start problem. The malfunction indicator lamp was not illuminated.

Vehicle: 2011 Acura MDX, V6-3.7L, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 61,209

Problem: The customer brought the vehicle in because the power window, sunroof and mirrors were not working. All three stopped working at the same time.

Vehicle: 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, L4-2.2L, VIN F, Automatic Transmission

Mileage: 112,006

Problem: The customer stated that his vehicle’s tail lamps were not working. Also, when rear defroster was turned to the “On” position, the reverse lamps illuminate and the dome light intermittently came on.