Factory Bulletins

Jan. 1, 2020
Suzuki: 2004-08 Forenza

SUZUKI: 2004-08 Forenza

SUBJECT: In cold weather, MIL illumination with multiple fault codes and low engine power or hesitation may be caused by ice in the MAP sensor. Since the PCM checks manifold pressure to verify many commanded activities, the fault codes (live or pending) could be misleading. The bulletin includes a list of codes in order of reported frequency. It also includes the part numbers of a new MAP sensor with a larger port designed to prevent this problem. Bulletin 18 02228

FORD: 2005-07 Mustang GT equipped with the 8.8-inch limited slip differential

SUBJECT: Groaning noise during tight low-speed turns may be caused by a faulty clutch pack in the differential. The problem is more likely when the axle is at full operating temperature. The bulletin states that for vehicles built before Oct. 22, 2006, the clutch pack should be replaced, but later vehicles can be repaired by adding one bottle of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier to the differential. The bulletin includes part numbers. Bulletin 08-5-10


KIA: 2002-05 Sedona with 3.5L engine

SUBJECT: MIL illumination with P0128 indicates the thermostat is stuck open. If normal diagnostics indicates this is not true, the PCM can be reprogrammed to prevent this false code from recurring. The bulletin includes programming instructions using software obtained from the Kia Global Diagnostic System. Bulletin KT2008022101

GENERAL MOTORS: 2004-07 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon; 2006-07 Hummer H3 with 2.8L, 2.9L, 3.5L or 3.7L engine (VIN 6, 8, 9 or E)

SUBJECT: MIL illumination with reduced engine power and generic or factory fault codes indicating problems with the electronic throttle may be caused by a low battery. If battery voltage falls below a certain threshold (not specified in the bulletin) during cranking, this is how the problem likely will show up. The bulletin suggests the first step in diagnosing this is to check battery voltage as recorded in Freeze Frame. No other instructions are given, but the bulletin does include a list of fault codes typically associated with this problem. Bulletin 08-06-04-014

GENERAL MOTORS: 2002 Saturn VUE with 2.2L (VIN D) engine

SUBJECT: A voluntary recall has been launched to replace the Ignition Control Module. Not all vehicles are affected, and the bulletin includes a list of VINs and parts information. The seven-page bulletin also includes illustrations and instructions for removing the module for inspection, and it specifically states DO NOT replace the control module if it bears the part No. 12205719. This recall is voluntary, but customers may be eligible for reimbursement if the job has already been done. Recall 07251

FORD: 2000-08 Focus

SUBJECT: Excessive engine vibration at idle may be caused by stones, road debris or even ice lodged between the rear engine mount (roll restrictor) and the frame. The symptom is most noticeable in reverse. A shield is available to prevent this problem. The bulletin includes an illustration and installation instructions. Bulletin 08-5-6

FORD: 2004-06 Ford F-150, 2006 Lincoln Mark LT trucks

SUBJECT: MIL illumination with P0505 or P0506 and poor drivability may be caused by deposits in the throttle body. The problem may appear after loss of battery power or KAM reset. A new PCM calibration is available that contains a "sludge compensation strategy."The bulletin also states it might be necessary to replace the throttle body. Diagnostic instructions and part numbers are included, but programming or repair instructions are not. Bulletin 08-5-13


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