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...Question: While their vehicle was in for service with us, the customer mentioned that their rear view mirror permanently vibrates while driving. The vehicle is a 2012 Volkswagen Golf Mk VII. We checked the rear view mirror for any broken retaining clips but didn't find anything visibly w...

...Question: We have a 2009 Astra-J workshop and the customer is complaining of a rattling noise from the front of the vehicle above 80 kph. We have been on a road test with the customer to confirm where the noise is coming from, and it sounds like it’s coming from the LH front wheel area....

...Question: We have a 2011 BMW X1 in for service and the customer has complained of a whistling noise from the door mirror area when driving at a constant speed between 40-50 mph (60-80 kph). We have heard the noise on road test but we are having difficulty finding the source of the whistlin...

...Question: We are having trouble diagnosing the source of a fuel odour in the passenger compartment of a 2011 2,0 BMW X3. We can smell the fuel odour in the passenger compartment and have visually checked all of the fuel pipe connections which are tight and not leaking fuel. Can you help?...

...Over the last year, we have been getting a steady stream of enquiries about how Stop-Start works. Most garages have some idea of the basic principals of some systems, but there are many problems associated with Stop-Start operation across a wide range of vehicle types.     ...

...One of the most common risks when driving a vehicle is the lack of visibility in the rear view mirrors, because there is a blind angle or spot where the driver cannot perceive another vehicle while driving, putting other users at risk. In 2007, Volvo developed a system called BLIS (Blin...

...  Today we will describe a failure that affects the X6 35 xdrive aut. E71 (30 6D 5) model of the BMW brand, specifically a failure related to the engine.   AFFECTED VEHICLE BMW X6 35 xdrive aut. E71 (30 6D 5) SYMPTOM The engine does not start. FAILURE...

...Autodata, the leading provider of automotive technical information shares a common problem found in modern cars. To learn more about Autodata’s innovative online workshop tools, visit www.autodata-group.com.     Question: A customer of ours has a 2011 Audi A6 with a rattl...

...Freelander TD4 running rough   We have had several instanced of customer reporting poor performance, stalling and rough idling, and poor starting on the Land Rover Freelander range with the TD4 engine. This engine has been used in the Freelander since  2001.    &...

...Autodata shares some common problems found in modern cars.     Question: A customer's 2005 BMW 320d has an ABS/ESP warning lamp illuminated and the windscreen wipers operate continuously. The ABS control module does not communicate with our diagnostic tool, so we have no tr...



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