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Verified for the Dodge Ram Van B150
A delayed upshift condition may be experienced for about 1/4 mile in cold weather (32 degrees F and below) and is most noticeable after the vehicle has been parked for 8 or more hours. Our technicians tell us the repair involves replacing teflon governor drive seal rings with cast iron seal rings.
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Verified for the Dodge Nitro

Owners may encounter a shudder condition on torque converter apply and/or delayed engagement of the AC compressor after start-up. Our technicians tell us that both of these conditions may be corrected by updating the powertrain control module (PCM)software.

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Reported by orsakvictoria for the Honda Accord

cabin air smells

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Reported by mc54 for the Ford Mustang

The adhesive holding the glass convertible window gives out and the window delaminates from the outer convertible shell. I used 3M VHB 2-sided adhesive tape (the same type that is used to hold glass panels to the outside of skyscrapers) to hold the window back in. It worked great, but long term effectiveness is still unknown.

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Verified for the Honda CR-V
The rear hatch can pinch the window weatherstrip and cause a water leak. A new weatherstrip will be needed.
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Verified for the Honda Civic
Some models have an issue were the windshield wipers won't shut off due to a bad internal switch. The wiper motor needs replacing for this issue.
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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz CL600
Oil can leak from the oil level sensor seal at the top of the upper oil pan. The seal leaks oil onto the top part of the upper oil pan and then drips onto the lower oil pan, giving the illusion that the leak is between the oil pans.
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Verified for the Chrysler Aspen

With the Mulit-Displacement System (MDS), repeated Check Engine (MIL) light illumination for low oil pressure may be solved with a software update to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM).

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 500SEC

Leaks may develop from the differential seals and/or cover on older or high mileage vehicles. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit when these leaks are addressed.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon B350
A delayed upshift condition may be experienced for about 1/4 mile in cold weather (32 degrees F and below) and is most noticeable after the vehicle has been parked for 8 or more hours. Our technicians tell us the repair involves replacing teflon governor drive seal rings with cast iron seal rings.
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Verified for the Dodge Nitro R/T

Owners may encounter a shudder condition on torque converter apply and/or delayed engagement of the AC compressor after start-up. Our technicians tell us that both of these conditions may be corrected by updating the powertrain control module (PCM) software.

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Reported by dorson992002 for the Ford E-350

my van starts up great but after driving it for awhile it just dies giving no warning or code. i have changed the fuel pump and have changed the ecm and it runned great for a month then hey same problem occured again. i have notice oil leaks from my oil sending unit and head gasket both sides and am stilling having the problem and ooh it takes ahwile to start up after it shuts off, can anyone help with any suggestions.

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Reported by celticfan for the Lexus LS400

bearing frozen

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Verified for the Plymouth Voyager
Excessive smoke from the exhaust, lack of power, and a grinding or scraping noise from the turbocharger can indicate turbo failures. The most frequent cause of turbocharger failure is a lack of frequent oil changes.
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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 600SEC

A faulty mass air flow (MAF) sensor can cause erratic/rough engine operation and fuel economy issues. Since this sensor measures the actual amount of air entering the motor, when it fails, the engine control module (ECM) takes the wrong information and delivers incorrect volumes of fuel to the cylinders.

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Verified for the Dodge Ram Wagon B150
A delayed upshift condition may be experienced for about 1/4 mile in cold weather (32 degrees F and below) and is most noticeable after the vehicle has been parked for 8 or more hours. Our technicians tell us the repair involves replacing teflon governor drive seal rings with cast iron seal rings.
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Reported by jallad for the Kia Spectra

i could not find a solution although i have replaced by genuine parts the PCV valve and evap purge with it's hoses but the problem still their can you guide me to other causes or probable causes of this problem

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Verified for the Volkswagen Touareg TDI

Because of issues with the glow plugs and/or the glow plug wiring harness from the control relay, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Our technicians tell us there is a service bulletin, not a recall from Volkswagen regarding replacement of the glow plugs on the 2004 model year only.

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Verified for the GMC Sierra C3
Dealers have been re-flashing the PCM (powertrain control module) on some models, which is covered under the vehicle's emission warranty.
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Verified for the Plymouth Grand Voyager
Excessive smoke from the exhaust, lack of power, and a grinding or scraping noise from the turbocharger can indicate turbo failures. The most frequent cause of turbocharger failure is a lack of frequent oil changes.
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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 400SEL

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

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz S350

The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.

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Verified for the Dodge Nitro

Some vehicles may experience a high pitched whistle under light throttle conditions. This can be corrected by resealing the throttle body at the intake manifold using a small amount of rtv sealer.

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Reported by Jen D. for the Toyota Corolla

Started the car one morning and the transmission started shifting extremely hard between 1st and 2nd gear. Took it to the dealership and the entire transmission had to be replaced. Thank goodness for my extended warranty. A $3700 repair cost me $50.

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Verified for the Dodge Grand Caravan
If the hood of the vehicle is rattling, revised hood hinge bushings are available.
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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz G500
Axle lubrication should be performed at each service; the hydraulic fluid in the differential lockers should be changed every two years.
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Verified for the GMC S15

The Anti-lock brake system (ABS) control unit may fail internally causing the ABS warning light to illuminate.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz 500SEC

A faulty mass air flow (MAF) sensor can cause erratic/rough engine operation and fuel economy issues. Since this sensor measures the actual amount of air entering the motor, when it fails, the engine control module (ECM) takes the wrong information and delivers incorrect volumes of fuel to the cylinders.

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Verified for the Mercedes-Benz CLS500

The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.

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Reported by TinaV47 for the Toyota Corolla

for about 1 week been putting in a qt per day of fluid my mechanic replaced sealbut still leaks a little especially when parked what 2 do

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