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BMW Mini Cooper
Faulty fuel gauge
If complaints are made that the fuel gauge of the above-mentioned vehicles is inaccurate or faulty in any way, a possible cause for this error is the fuel level sensor (fuel feed unit).
Automatic systems, such as the automatic start-stop system are installed to reduce the fuel consumption and emissions. There are different versions and requirements depending on the vehicle manufacturer.
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Seat Ibiza (KJ)
Atypical steering behavior
If the problem described above is determined, the cause could be an insufficiently secured steering column. In this case, there is the possibility that the screw (see image) was not tightened to the specified tightening torque when the steering column was fitted.
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Should a loss of power occur in the above vehicles, an insufficiently fastened hose on the intercooler might be the cause. Whistling noises in the acceleration phase and simultaneous loss of motor power are frequently an indication for defects or faults in the area of the intercooler.
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The low beam is not functioning
The low beam can fail on the vehicle named above. Replacing the bulb and checking fuses F12 /F13 for the low beam did not solve the problem.
In this case, the customer complains of an unpleasant creaking or jarring noise when opening or closing the doors. A closer look at the door mechanism revealed that the fastening screw of the door check strap had come loose.
The alternator supplies all electrical components in the vehicle with electricity. Should the alternator lose its full functionality, the electronics will fail after a certain period – the battery will no longer be charged, and the vehicle will no longer be roadworthy.
On these vehicles, if the exhaust warning light comes on and engine performance is poor, the following error codes may also be recorded. As preliminary analysis, check the turbocharger’s blow-off valve and the subpressure line.
If this problem is detected in the above-mentioned vehicle, a possible cause may be damage to the wiring harness of the ambient light/rain sensor. In addition, sporadic failures could occur in the exterior lighting function and in the wiper control caused by the rain sensor.
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Fiat Grande Punto
Engine does not start
If the engine does not start and / or the instrument cluster remains dead when the ignition is switched on with the above-mentioned vehicles, the cause could be a defective ground connection in the engine compartment.
Smoke generation may be experienced when driving one of the vehicles listed above. Engine oil can collect in the charge-air cooler and get into the combustion chamber, thus causing smoke to be generated during operation.
Harmful substances and solids can form in the refrigerant circuit, leading to component damage. It is therefore absolutely essential that the air-conditioning system be flushed during repair work, and above all when exchanging the compressor.
If the above-mentioned problem is detected, one possible cause may be incorrect adjustment / positioning of the stop-lamp switch. This can cause the stop lamp to light up permanently without the brake having to be applied.
If, in the case of the above-mentioned vehicle models with automatic running lights, the headlights are not set on "AUTO" in the headlight control switch, a possible cause of failure may be a defective ambient light sensor.
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Various problems affecting bi-xenon headlamps with dynamic cornering light
Broken cables on the control boards in the headlamp are a possible cause. In order to remedy the situation, the headlamp can be removed and repaired. After removing the rear cover on the headlamp, there is a clear view of the internal wiring or circuit board.
There has been a complaint of a drop in performance during the acceleration phase in the above vehicles. The engine warning light (malfunction indicator light, MIL) illuminates and the following error codes may also be stored.
The crankshaft sensor is one of the key providers of information of the engine control. It detects the speed and position of the crankshaft and forwards this information to the engine control in the form of an electrical signal.
Scratching and knocking noises in the area of the windshield
If the above-mentioned problem is detected, one possible cause may be the windshield wiper system and/or the wiper blades. In such a case a faulty wiper arm (on the driver's side) is responsible for the noise generation.