If you haven’t heard of or reacted to TSBs, keep reading. TSBs or Technical Service Bulletins are manufacturer suggested items that call for fixes to mechanical issues great and small. Usually the problem is a reoccurring issue found by the manufacturer and offers technicians the best advice of how to fix the issue. Car owners that familiarize themselves with TSBs, can get problematic issues fixed before they experience future problems.
Consequently, ignoring a TSB for your Jaguar, Land Rover, or Audi repair is shortsighted. But how do you know if your vehicle has a TSB issued? Most TSBs will be announced via letter to the vehicle owner but some are not. Alternatively, you can find out if your vehicle has a TSB or major recall by calling the manufacturer, dealer, doing an online search or by asking a professional independent shop.
Common Questions About TSBs?
What is the difference between recalls and TSBs?
A recall is usually issued when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted an investigation and determined a serious safety hazard exists on a given vehicle. The NHTSA has the authority to require car manufacturers to fix the problem.
TSBs are forwarded by the car manufacturer to technicians to fix reoccurring problems on a particular vehicle. Often the automaker will alert dealerships to have these issues fixed when car owners come in for major repairs.
Does a TSB mean something major is wrong with my vehicle?
Not necessarily. TSBs can involve non-safety issues that can just be nagging or inconvenient for car owners. However, some TSBs can lead to other problems if they are not addressed, which could lead to more costly repairs. This is why it is important to at least know about the TSB.
If you have questions about a TSB for your vehicle, just ask us. We’ll give you the inside scoop on the issue and let you know how serious it really is.
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