Archive for May, 2016

New 2016 Envision Hits the Compact Mark

New 2016 Envision Hits the Compact Mark

The new 2016 Envision (Fig. 1) is Buick’s latest world-class luxury crossover vehicle. It was designed, engineered and tested in the United States, targeting the compact crossover market between the […]

May 24, 2016
USB Flash Drive Size and other Service Programming Tips

USB Flash Drive Size and other Service Programming Tips

For any service procedures that require USB and SPS programming, there are several critical steps that should be followed in order to ensure successful programming. Always refer to the appropriate […]

May 24, 2016
Corvette Ground Effects Shipped Separately

Corvette Ground Effects Shipped Separately

The process of delivering the ground effects and other loose-shipped parts for 2016-2017 Corvette models (Fig. 8) to dealerships has changed.   Fig. 8   Due to the size of […]

May 24, 2016
Accelerator Pedal Detent

Accelerator Pedal Detent

The accelerator pedal on the 2016 Malibu and 2017 LaCrosse and XT5, equipped with the 8-speed AF50 transmission (RPO MRC), features a detent approximately 3/4 of the way through pedal […]

May 24, 2016
V8 Engine Surge Sensation during Highway Driving

V8 Engine Surge Sensation during Highway Driving

A surge or misfire sensation during steady-state highway driving may be felt on some 2014-2016 Corvette and 2016 Camaro and CTS-V models (Fig. 11) equipped with the 6.2L V8 engine […]

May 24, 2016
Seatback Recliner Handle Now Available

Seatback Recliner Handle Now Available

New parts are now available for a broken front seatback recliner handle on 2015-2016 Colorado and Canyon models. The newly designed part applies to models built from start of production […]

May 24, 2016
Service Know-How

Service Know-How

10216.06V – Emerging Issues June 9, 2016   A review of the latest service topics from Brand Quality and Engineering, including a look at the all-new 2017 Acadia and 2016 […]

May 24, 2016
All-New 2017 Cadillac XT5 Luxury Crossover

All-New 2017 Cadillac XT5 Luxury Crossover

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is an all-new midsize 5-passenger luxury crossover (Fig. 1) replacing the SRX model. It uses a unique chassis and structure that is 278 lbs. (126 kg) […]

May 3, 2016
New 3.6L V6 Engine with Auto Stop/Start Technology

New 3.6L V6 Engine with Auto Stop/Start Technology

The new 3.6L V6 engine (RPO LGX) — standard on the 2017 XT5 — ushers in new benchmarks for efficiency, refinement and durability. (Fig. 6) Fig 6 The engine’s clean-sheet […]

May 3, 2016
Digital Angle Gauge Required for Corvette Rear Wheel Alignment

Digital Angle Gauge Required for Corvette Rear Wheel Alignment

As part of a rear wheel alignment on the 2014-2016 Corvette for track events and competitive driving, the rear wheel caster must be set. To measure rear wheel caster, a […]

May 3, 2016
Corvette Competitive Driving Wheel Alignment Tips

Corvette Competitive Driving Wheel Alignment Tips

Some 2014-2016 Corvette owners may want the vehicle’s wheel alignment set-up for track events and competitive driving. (Fig. 11) The vehicle must be returned back to the original specifications after […]

May 3, 2016

TAC Builds on Customer Satisfaction Improvements

Customer service is at the forefront of the goals at the U.S. GM Technical Assistance Center (TAC). Every TAC consultant strives to provide top quality service each time a technician calls […]

May 3, 2016
Blu-ray Discs Not Playing

Blu-ray Discs Not Playing

Certain Universal Studios Blu-ray discs released after October 2015 may not start playing when the Play icon is pressed on some 2013-2016 SRX, XTS; and 2014-2016 Escalade, LaCrosse, Silverado, Tahoe, […]

May 3, 2016
Transmission Electrical or Communication DTCs

Transmission Electrical or Communication DTCs

Some 2005-2010 Cobalt, 2005-2011 HHR, and 2005-2006 Pursuit models may have transmission-related electrical or communication DTCs that may be intermittent and difficult to duplicate.   Check the transmission wiring harness […]

May 3, 2016
Charge Air Cooler Coupler O-ring Seal

Charge Air Cooler Coupler O-ring Seal

Reduced engine power may be noticed on some 2013-2016 Regal, ATS, Malibu; 2014-2016 CTS; and 2016 CT6 models equipped with the 2.0L engine (RPO LTG). DTCs P015B (HO2S Delayed Response […]

May 3, 2016
Service Know-How

Service Know-How

10216.05D – Emerging Issues May 12, 2016   A review of the latest service topics from Brand Quality and Engineering, including a look at the convertible top operation of the […]

May 3, 2016