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Opel Astra K - Noises in the area of the C-pillar

Opel Astra K

Noises in the area of the C-pillar

In this repair case, the customer criticises an unpleasant, squeaky noise in the area of the C-pillar when driving.

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VW Polo - Reduced heater power

VW Polo

Reduced heater power

If it is discovered that the interior heater power in the above-mentioned vehicles is reduced, the cause could be an incorrect coolant mixing ratio.

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Ford Transit Connect - Interior blower failure

Ford Transit Connect

Interior blower failure; Vehicle interior water entry

If the interior blower fails in the vehicles mentioned above, water entering into the vehicle interior could be the cause.

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Citroen C1

Engine cannot be started

If it is reported that the engine does not start for these vehicles, a defective fuse should be considered a potential cause.

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Volvo V90 - Insufficient/delayed throttle response::Volvo V90 - Insufficient/delayed throttle response

Volvo V90

Insufficient/delayed throttle response

In such a repair case, the customer complains that the engine reacts inadequately and/or with delay to the power increase requested by the accelerator pedal sensor (gas pedal) during the acceleration phase.

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VW Touareg - Erratic driving behaviour; Electrical malfunctions::VW Touareg - Erratic driving behaviour; Electrical malfunctions

VW Touareg

Erratic driving behaviour; Electrical malfunctions

If the above-mentioned problems are identified, one possible cause may be a damaged wiring harness in the engine compartment.

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Mazda 3 - Air-conditioning system not performing::Mazda 3 - Air-conditioning system not performing

Mazda 3

Air-conditioning system not performing

The air-conditioning system of the vehicles mentioned above may experience a loss in performance. Sometimes there is no refrigerant left in the system.

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Volvo S60 - Noises in the vehicle interior

Volvo S60

Noises in the vehicle interior

With the above-mentioned vehicles, "air flow" or "air stream" sounds may be heard while the air-conditioning system is running.

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Renault Espace IV - Cruise control does not maintain the specified cruising speed

Audi A1

Interrupted radio reception

With this kind of repair work, the customer complains that radio reception is interrupted when the rear-window heater is switched on.

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Mazda CX5 - The entertainment system does not switch off

Mazda CX5

The entertainment system does not switch off

In such a repair job, the customer complains that the above-mentioned problems occur after removing the vehicle key.

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Seat Ibiza

Electrical folding exterior mirrors with malfunctions

Some of the above-mentioned vehicles that feature electrical folding exterior mirrors may experience incorrectly functioning exterior mirrors.

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Audi A4FSI - Trailer taillights are permanently ON

Audi A4 FSI

Trailer taillights are permanently ON

This may possibly be caused by the control unit for trailer detection, which converts the vehicle's lighting system comfort CAN messages from the electrical system control unit into trailer lighting.

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Smart 451 - Short circuit in coolant shutoff valve

Smart 451

Short circuit in coolant shutoff valve

The above vehicles can experience a short circuit in the coolant shutoff valve of the heating system due to the effects of wear. 

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Hyundai Getz - The engine malfunction indicator light comes on

Hyundai Getz

The engine malfunction indicator light comes on

If a customer complains that the engine for the above-mentioned vehicle is experiencing an ignition failure and losing power, and that the engine malfunction indicator light comes on, this might be caused by a worn crankshaft sprocket.

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Citroen C4 - Bend lighting not functioning

Citroen C4

Bend lighting not functioning

If a customer complains about the above error, this could be caused by the rear axle sensor of the level control. In general, an error message is also displayed.

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Honda Civic - Disinfection of the evaporator

Honda Civic

Disinfection of the evaporator

Proceed as follows to access the cabin filter on the vehicles listed above and perform a disinfection of the evaporator.

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Nissan Juke - Malfunctioning of the seat heating

Nissan Juke

Malfunctioning of the seat heating

If complaints are made about the functioning of the seat heating in the above-mentioned vehicles, a faulty or defective wiring harness should be considered as a potential cause of the trouble. 

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Opel Insignia - Engine warning light comes on

Opel Insignia

Engine warning light comes on

If the above-mentioned problem is detected, one possible cause may be fuses that have not been installed correctly/in compliance with requirements.

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BMW i3 - Failure of the central electric::BMW i3 - Failure of the central electric

BMW i3

Failure of the central electrics

If the above-mentioned problem is detected, one possible cause may be fuses that have not been installed correctly/in compliance with requirements.

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Audi TT - Returning side direction indicator to good working order::Audi TT - Returning side direction indicator to good working order

Audi TT

Returning side direction indicator to good working order

If the above-mentioned vehicle is found to have a defect in the additional side direction indicator or in the bulb holder, this must be repaired as follows.

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Range Rover IV / Sport - Trailer towing device cannot be released to swivel out/in

Range Rover IV / Sport

Trailer towing device cannot be released to swivel

If the above problem is identified, one possible cause may be a defective electronic control unit for the electrically-powered swivel tow bar.

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Service work on the charging system

Service work on the charging system

This section provides useful information and valuable tips surrounding all aspects of service work on the charging system, using a Volvo V60 equipped with Eco Start-Stop DRIVe as an example.

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