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...THIS BULLETIN ONLY APPLIES IF YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING 3-PIN STRIP PLUG ON THE ALTERNATOR: A known fault exists which can result in a charging fault. This can be the alternator showing as overcharging and/or charging with the warning light on. This alternator is operated through a sma...

...Vehicle platforms having overlaps on year of manufacturer are increasingly common. This leads to changes and variations of the models and choices of parts fitted to the vehicle. A common misconception is that ‘they look the same so it will be fine’, but this is not always the cas...

...We have come across numerous issues of Starter Motors fitted to Fiat Doblos 1.3 Multijet Diesel engines between 2006 and 2011 where they have been returned burnt out. This failure is also very common on old core returned showing the mode of failure is caused due to a vehicle fault (faul...

...We recently investigated 'overheated solenoid' on Vauxhall Antara 2.2 CDTi and Chevrolet Captiva 2.2 VCDi. Our research showed that there is a common fault with the wiring loom for the battery feed going to the starter motor. Due to a poorly insulated B+ wire, the cable will overheat and c...

...You think it would be safe to assume that replacing the conventional ignition switch with a push button start, you would avoid issues with the switch failing and the starter motor remaining engaged due to continuous power supplied to the solenoid. Well that is not the case when it comes...

...Engine restart times can be critical to the driver's peace-of-mind. Stop/start systems control this and the technology continues to advance. Denso have recently developed a new starter motor which has been equipped with a Tandem Solenoid (TS). This new system is designed to reduce start...

...Vehicles Currently Identified as Affected Opel/Vauxhall Combo: 2004-2010; 1.4, 1.6; Z14XE(P), Z16SE Corsa C: 2003-2007; 1.2, 1.4, 1.8; Z12XE(P), Z14XE(P), Z18XE Tigra: 2004-2010; 1.4, 1.8; Z14XE(P), Z18XE   Parts Currently Affected AES1275, AES2223, AES8198, AEX1043, AEY2115 &...

...Vehicles Currently Identified as Affected 2004-2005 BMW E60/E61 530d Parts Currently Affected AEK2319 Problem Intermittent battery warning light; intermittent operation of wipers when set to constant Cause Failure of alternator regulator leading to overcharging. ECU attemp...

...Fitting error causing engine coolant to leak onto alternator can cause belt slip on a 2001-09 Mini R50/R52/R53 with 1.6 &1.4 petrol engines. All vehicles with W10 engine code are affected from 2003 onwards. Alternators fitted to the above vehicle are being returned under warranty af...

...Mercedes Benz Sprinter 1999-2006 Diesel vehicles affected. Part Numbers affected: AEA3201, AEC1299, AEC1481,AEC1489,AEC1630 There is a common known fault with many Mercedes diesel vehicles between 1999 and 2006 which results in the failure of the alternator pulley and/or bearings. O...



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