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96-10-6
  • NEW GENERATION STAR (NGS) TESTER – INCORRECT INFORMATION DISPLAYED DURING DIAGNOSTIC MONITORING TEST RESULTS – VEHICLES WITH ON-BOARD DIAGNOSTICS (OBD) II
Publication Date: MAY 6, 1996

FORD:
1994-1996 MUSTANG, THUNDERBIRD
1995-1996 CROWN VICTORIA
1996 ASPIRE, CONTOUR, ESCORT, PROBE, TAURUS
LINCOLN-MERCURY:
1995-1996 CONTINENTAL, GRAND MARQUIS, TOWN CAR
1996 MARK VIII, MYSTIQUE, SABLE, TRACER
LIGHT TRUCK:
1995-1996 F-150-350 SERIES, RANGER, WINDSTAR
1996 AEROSTAR, BRONCO, ECONOLINE, EXPLORER, VILLAGER

ISSUE:

Incorrect information is displayed during diagnostic monitoring test results (Mode 6) using the New Generation Star (NGS) Tester. The measured data (MEAS) is displayed correctly. The minimum (MIN) and maximum (MAX) values are displayed reversed (e.g., minimum is actually maximum and maximum is actually minimum) with values that are correct. The status display (Pass/Fail) will show Fail due to the reversal of the Min/Max values. This is due to an error in NGS software.

ACTION:

Follow the Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) Manual for the proper limit of the measured value as detailed in the pinpoint test. The incorrect information will be corrected in NGS software version 10.0, scheduled for release in the Fall of 1996.

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

WARRANTY STATUS:

Information Only

OASIS CODES:

499000


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