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Verified for the Chrysler Sebring

A click sound may be noted when turning the steering wheel left or right. Our technicians tell us that the repair involves modifying the back cover of the steering wheel to gain clearance between the rotation parts.

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Verified for the Volvo V50

An abnormal noise may develop when braking. Our technicians tell us that on vehicles with 16" wheels, revised front brake caliper support brackets are available, also rear brake pads are available to address noise concerns.

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Reported by Walted for the Buick Riviera

The leveling system air compressor head has a relief valve in it that corrodes and sticks over time. Each time the car is started, the compressor should cycle to pressurize the system and then the release pressure as needed to establish level. The condition becomes apparent when the rear of the car raises a little at a time until the air shocks are destroyed, requiring replacement of the rear shocks and the air compressor head. I have owned ...

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz E350

This vehicle has sensotronic brake control (SBC). If the SBC light on the dash illuminates, have the brakes checked. If the SBC is not working, limited brake pressure is delivered to the front brakes, increasing the distance it takes to stop. The SBC hydraulic unit has a specific service life programmed into the control module; follow the manufacturer's recommended service procedure for proper maintenance of the SBC.

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Verified for the BMW 535xi

One vehicles equipped with power folding mirrors, the mirror may fold out past the standard position. Our technicians tell us that if this occurs a special procedure must be followed to relearn the correct mirror home position.

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Verified for the Dodge Nitro

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with code P1696. This fault code is for an internal powertrain control module (PCM) error. Reprogramming of the PCM will be necessary to correct this concern.

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Verified for the Ford F-250 Super Duty

A defective driveshaft can cause a drone to be heard from the driveline area. The driveshaft should be replaced with a revised unit.

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Verified for the Chevrolet Express 1500
Various electrical components under the front carpet/rubber mat may become damaged if excess water is used to clean the rear cargo area.
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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz S350

CD changers, command units, voice control units, PSE units, and Tele Aid units are prone to failure, especially in early models.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Van B150
A squeaking/clicking noise from the rear of the vehicle may be coming from the rear springs. Our technicians tell us that a kit is available including spring tip liners and clinch clips.
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Verified for the Dodge Nitro

The automatic transmission my remain in the "default" mode after the engine is running with no fault codes stored. Our technicians tell us the updating the powertrain control module (PCM) software will be necessary to correct this concern.

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Reported by Donn Scotten for the GMC Yukon XL 1500

The AirRide Compressor will fail to operate due to corrosion in wires due to infusion of salt and water in the junction box mounted on the inside of the right rear quarter panel behind the rear wheel. Wires need to be stripped back to clean and possibly extended and put back in a new junction box. Many wires very labor intensive. Estimate from dealer to repair was $600.

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Verified for the Honda Accord
On vehicles with a squeaking moon roof, there is an anti squeak tape available from Honda.
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Verified for the Chrysler PT Cruiser

There was a recall to inspect and reposition the high pressure power steering hose. The hose could contact the transaxle differential cover and wear prematurely. Damaged hoses must be replaced.

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Verified for the Mazda Mazda6
Mazda recalled certain models due a problem that could cause the fog light bulb to fall out of the fog light assembly. The repair involved inspecting the fog lights and installing a spring clip to prevent the light bulb from falling out.
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Verified for the Chevrolet Express 1500

The tail light wiring harness in the cargo area is not protected very well. As a result it may become damaged due to normal wear a tear. This damage can causing some or all of the rear lights to stop working.

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Verified for the GMC Yukon Hybrid

The keyless entry system may stop working. Our technicians tell us the key fobs and keyless entry receiver may need to be replaced to correct this fault.

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Reported by mike700 for the Smart Fortwo

Dealer replaced Clutch Auctuator under an extended repair policy. Total cost of repair was $950. My deductible was $100. Ongoing problem with many 2009 Smart Cars. Tranny still malfunctions on occassion. Very aggrevating!

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 500SEC

The bushings for the shifter lever wear out to the point where they break and fall out. This causes excessive movement (loose feel) in the shifter lever and a clanging-type noise when changing gears.

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Verified for the Chrysler PT Cruiser

A gear-like rattle noise may be heard when transmission is in neutral and the clutch pedal is released. A new clutch is commonly required to correct this problem.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon B150
A squeaking/clicking noise from the rear of the vehicle may be coming from the rear springs. Our technicians tell us that a kit is available including spring tip liners and clinch clips.
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Verified for the Dodge Nitro R/T

The manual transmission may jump out of first gear. Our technicians tell us that replacing the first gear and 1-2 synchronizer should correct this concern.

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Reported by bmdouble for the Mini Cooper S

have had several leaks,most recent was the oil cooler O-rings but now I have a leak from the oil pan gasket and rear main seal. Expensive little buggers if you don't work on your own like me.

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Verified for the Chevrolet Express 1500
Various electrical components under the front carpet/rubber mat may become damaged if excess water is used to clean the rear cargo area.
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Verified for the Pontiac Sunfire

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 600SEC

The head lamp wipers are easily damaged, especially by automatic car washes.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 400SE
Oil feed tubes break and fall into the crankcase (engine) and the tappet becomes noisy (ticking), resulting in degraded idle quality. Our technicians recommend replacing all of the tubes at the same time, broken or not.
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Verified for the Dodge Ram Van B350
Delayed transmission engagement of 2 to 8 seconds may be noted after  the vehicle has been parked for an extended period. Our technicians tell the repair involves installing a drainback relief valve in the transmission oil cooler pressure line.
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Reported by mastertech6371 for the Nissan Sentra

Some Nissans with the 2.5 have multiple ignition coil failures.
The reason is the negative battery cable is corroded at the mounting at the bell housing on the transmission.
the solution is to replace the entire negative cable with a factory upgraded cable and replace the coils as well.

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Reported by lecaya_py for the Toyota Matrix

the light sensor the back door fails and I do not know where this sensor is to change. i write you from AsunciĆ³n - Paraguay. i hope can you help me with trouble.

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