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The Vehicle:

2017 Chevrolet Sonic LS 1.8 Liter 4 Cylinder

The Problem:

The check engine light is on and there are no drivability concerns.

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The Vehicle:

2017 Ford EcoSport 1.5 Diesel

The Problem:

Intermittent engine misfire, a lack of power, and the engine malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) is illuminated. The following trouble codes—P0087, P0088, P008A, P009E, P0193, P116E, P0825, P089F, P0822, P0252, P027C, P02E5, P162F, P062A, P06E9, P1102, U0212, U0109—are stored in the fault memory and have been checked, but we cannot find a solution to the fault.

Other Applicable Vehicles:

All EcoSport models with 1.5 Diesel engines up to 02/04/19

The Diagnosis:

The faults are due to the engine wiring harness chafing against the vacuum pump mounting bracket, causing a short circuit. To gain access to the wiring harness, remove the air filter assembly, battery, and battery tray. Inspect the wiring harness for chafing in the area indicated.

The Solution:

Repair the wiring harness as necessary, wrap with insulation tape, and secure the wiring harness with a cable tie. Refit the battery tray, battery, and air filter assembly. Carry out a road test to ensure the fault has been rectified.