Originally Posted by rawhidekid
On any vehicle, simply call the nearest dealer and give the service department the VIN #. They can then tell you if your specific vehicle requires any mods.
Oooh. That would be a brave move and then to trust what they told you.
I'd bet that they'd tell you to bring it in so they can run a scan (about $95). I was once shown a 3 page list of fault codes that would have to be addressed one by one and was told to bring the car in and they'd get to work on it. Luckily, I then asked for a copy and saw the service advisor's face go slack.
On my previous visit a couple of days before, I was told by the mechanic and service advisor that all the prior codes were cleared. When the SA showed me the list, before I asked for a copy, he said these were all new fault codes. (Liar, liar, pants on fire).
Took the list to J.P. at Eurowise and there were only 2 new codes, one was a phantom code that didn't relate to anything and the other was for the accelerator pedal module. All the rest were old, stored codes since who knows when. J.P. replaced the pedal and all my prior problems (dash lights, into limp-home mode on the freeway, stuck in "Park" etc.) stopped.
Can you imagine the bill if I had rolled over, failed to get a copy of the fault codes and told them to "fix" all those fault codes? This is the same dealer that tried to squeeze over $1200 out of me to replace the brake switch, which didn't need replacing after all. It was the accelerator module.
Just be careful when telling anyone "See what you can find." Maybe all dealer service departments aren't like this, just be cautious. That's my