release notes

january 2018

archived release notes


We are pleased to announce the following updates:

The new Auto Care VIP system launched April 2017

Auto Care Association's Vehicle Information Portal (VIP) replaced enhancedstandard.com, ptattributes.pricedex.com, and brandtable.pricedex.com. To access all Auto Care standards, users may now visit autocarevip.com. Site users will find interactive screens representing the standards data, and have access to the database downloads. We included historical downloads from 2016 for your convenience. Note, due to the launch of VIP, there is NO March 2017 download.

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation through this transition. We hope this results in a streamlined and more user-friendly experience. As always, please provide feedback on how we can better serve you to technology@autocare.org.

Thank you!

Auto Care Technology Team

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Below is a quick reference of where to find appropriate support for your standards related questions. We have also provided a  VIP specific communifire space.

Auto Care VIP Communication

General VIP Notes:

The latest versions of the Vehicle Configuration Database (VCdb), the Product Classification database (PCdb), the Product Attribute database (PAdb), the Qualifier database (Qdb) and Brand Table are available to subscribers from the web interface at autocarevip.com. A valid User Name and Password, as well as a current ACES (Light Duty and Powersports and/or Medium/Heavy Trucks) subscription are required to download the VCdb (Light Duty and Powersports and/or Medium/Heavy Trucks respectively) and Qdb files and to petition for changes. A valid PAdb subscription is required to download the PAdb and petition for changes. If you get the message “This User is Inactive”, please make use of the Contact Us link.

The PCdb and Brand Table are available for download at autocarevip.com without a subscription. Users are required to register to access the free services of the PCdb and Brand Table. Users with active subscriptions will have access to additional aspects of the system.

As a reminder, VCdb files published after March 2017 are smaller in size than the February publication due to revised VCdb Change Log in the new system. The Change Log tables in the various publication files (Complete, Light Duty, Light Duty and Powersports, Medium/Heavy Trucks, and Powersports) only contain the changes that occurred to the data for this month’s publication. The separate Change Log databases (Complete, Light Duty, Light Duty and Powersports, Medium/Heavy Trucks, and Powersports) contain all changes since the launch of the new system.

The historical Change Log data may still be accessed through the February 2017 publication, which includes all changes processed in the VCdb since the inception of Change Log.

ACES Notification Policy

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January Data Changes

vehicle configuration database (vcdb)

New vehicles – Light Duty US / Canada new vehicles, MY2019

This month, 2 new MY2019 Light Duty vehicles for US / Canada were added in various publication stages

  • Stage-1 vehicles: 2 vehicles covering 1 make: Volvo
  • Stage-2 vehicles: 0 vehicles
  • Stage-4 vehicles: 0 vehicles

New vehicles – Light Duty US / Canada new vehicles, MY2018

This month, 129 new MY2018 Light Duty vehicles for US / Canada were added in various publication stages

  • Stage-1 vehicles: 3 vehicles covering 1 make: Nissan
  • Stage-2 vehicles: 0 vehicles
  • Stage-4 vehicles: 126 vehicles covering 15 makes: Acura, Aston Martin, Buick, Cadillac, Ford, Hyundai, Jeep, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Ram, Subaru, Toyota and Volvo

New vehicles – Light Duty US / Canada new vehicles, MY2017

There is no update to MY2017 Light Duty vehicles for US / Canada this month

New vehicles – Light Duty US / Canada new vehicles, pre-MY2017

There is no update to pre-MY2017 Light Duty vehicles for US / Canada this month

New vehicles – Light Duty Mexico new vehicles, MY2018

There are 119 new MY2018 Light Duty vehicles for Mexico included in this month’s publication

There were 21 makes represented in this update: Acura, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Fiat, Ford, Infiniti, JAC, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Ram, Renault, Toyota and Volkswagen

New vehicles – Light Duty Mexico new vehicles, MY2017

There is no update to MY2017 Light Duty vehicles for Mexico this month

New vehicles – Light Duty Mexico new vehicles, pre-MY2017

There is no update to pre-MY2017 Light Duty vehicles for Mexico this month

New vehicles – Powersports US new vehicles, MY2019

There are 3 new Powersports vehicles for US included in this month’s publication

There is 1 make represented in this update: Yamaha

New vehicles – Powersports US new vehicles, MY2018

There are 604 new Powersports vehicles for US included in this month’s publication

There are 26 makes represented in this update: Argo, Beta, BMW, Can-Am, Cobra, Ducati, Gas Gas, GEM, Harley Davidson, Honda, Indian, John Deere, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, MV Agusta, New Holland, ODES, Polaris, Sea-Doo, Suzuki, Textron, Triumph, Vespa, Yamaha and ZERO

New vehicles – Powersports US new vehicles, MY2017

There are 50 new Powersports vehicles for US included in this month’s publication

There are 9 makes represented in this update: Beta, Cobra, Gas Gas, John Deere, Kawasaki, Polaris, Ski-Doo, Triumph and Yamaha

New vehicles – Powersports US new vehicles, pre-MY2017

There are 52 new Powersports vehicles for US covering model years 2013-2016 included in this month’s publication

There is 1 make represented in this update: Yamaha

New vehicles – Powersports Mexico new vehicles, MY2018

There are 2 new Powersports vehicles for Mexico included in this month’s publication

There is 1 make represented in this update: Renault

New vehicles – Medium/Heavy Trucks US / Canada new vehicles, MY2018

There are 4 new MY2018 Medium/Heavy Trucks for US / Canada included in this month’s publication

There were 3 makes represented in this update: Kenworth, Mack and Peterbilt

New vehicles – Medium/Heavy Trucks US / Canada new vehicles, MY2017

There are 2 new MY2017 Medium/Heavy Trucks for US / Canada included in this month’s publication

There is 1 make represented in this update: Mack

New vehicles – Medium/Heavy Trucks US / Canada new vehicles, pre-MY2017

There are 2 new pre-MY2017 Medium/Heavy Trucks for US / Canada included in this month’s publication

There is 1 make represented in this update: Mack

New vehicles – Medium/Heavy Trucks Mexico new vehicles, MY2018

There is no update to MY2018 Medium/Heavy Trucks for Mexico this month

New vehicles – Medium/Heavy Trucks Mexico new vehicles, MY2017

There is no update to MY2017 Medium/Heavy Trucks for Mexico this month

New vehicles – Medium/Heavy Trucks Mexico new vehicles, pre-MY2017

There is no update to pre-MY2017 Medium/Heavy Trucks for Mexico this month

Change notices – All Regions / All Vehicle Type Groups

For the complete details on new vehicle additions and changes to existing vehicles for the current month in all Regions / Vehicle Type Groups, please utilize the download for the VCdb Change Log from the Auto Care Vehicle Information Portal in one of the published versions in the format of your choosing.

30-Day vcdb change notices – US / Canada

For changes effective in the February 2018 publication that affect Base Engine or Base Vehicle

  • 2018 Buick Encore (MEX): The Vehicle Type of Car is invalid for this vehicle and will be updated to Truck to align with other model years and regions
  • 2018 Honda Accord EX (US): The 2.0L engine is invalid for this vehicle and will be removed
  • 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude (CAN): The Latitude submodel is invalid in Canada for this model year and will be removed
  • 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic (US / CAN): The HSE Dynamic submodel is invalid for this model year and will be removed
  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz S550e (US): The S550e is invalid for this model year and will be removed
  • 2017 Dodge Journey Sport (MEX): The Sport submodel is invalid for this vehicle and will be updated to SXT Sport
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS400 CGI (MEX): The 3.5L Naturally Aspirated engine is invalid for this vehicle and will be removed
  • 2017 Toyota Highlander (MEX): The 3.5L engine with Stroke values of 3.27 / 83.1 is invalid for this vehicle and will be updated to the 3.5L engine used in model year 2018 with Stroke values of 3.27 / 83.0
  • 2016 Seat Ibiza Blitz (MEX): The 1.2L engine is invalid for this vehicle and will be removed
  • 2016 Seat Ibiza Blitz (MEX): The 2.0L engine is invalid for this vehicle and will be removed
  • 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Touring (US): The 2.5i Touring submodel is invalid for this vehicle and will be removed
  • 2016-2017 Isuzu ELF 100 (MEX): The Vehicle Type Group and Vehicle Type of Medium/Heavy Truck are invalid for this vehicle. This is a Class 1 truck and the Vehicle Type Group will be updated to Light Duty and the Vehicle Type to Truck
  • 2015-2017 Isuzu ELF 200 (MEX): The Vehicle Type Group and Vehicle Type of Medium/Heavy Truck are invalid for this vehicle. This is a Class 2 truck and the Vehicle Type Group will be updated to Light Duty and the Vehicle Type to Truck
  • 2015-2017 Isuzu ELF 300 (MEX): The Vehicle Type Group and Vehicle Type of Medium/Heavy Truck are invalid for this vehicle. This is a Class 3 truck and the Vehicle Type Group will be updated to Light Duty and the Vehicle Type to Truck
  • 2014 Cadillac CTS Luxury (MEX): The Luxury submodel is invalid for this vehicle and will be updated to V Luxury
  • 2011-2016 Ford F-450 Super Duty (MEX): The 6.8L engine with 412 CID is invalid for this vehicle and will be removed
  • 2010-2012 Ford F-550 Super Duty (MEX): The 6.8L engine with 412 CID is invalid for this vehicle and will be removed
  • 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Base (MEX): The Base submodel is invalid for this vehicle and will be updated to LS
  • 2010 GMC Yukon Base (MEX): The Base submodel is invalid for this vehicle and will be updated to Denali
  • 1999-2000 Honda Civic EX-R SIR (MEX): The 1.6L SOHC engine is invalid for this vehicle and will be replaced by the 1.6L DOHC VTEC engine
  • 1972-1973 Jeep Jeepster: The Jeepster model is invalid and will be removed for the US and replaced by the Commando in Canada
  • 1971 Ford Mustang Mach I: The 250 CID engine is invalid for this vehicle and will be removed
  • 1970 GMC Sprint: The 1970 model year is invalid for this vehicle and will be removed
  • 1970 American Motors AMX: The 304 CID engine is invalid for this vehicle and will be removed

30-Day vcdb Engine Base Cleanup change notices – US / Canada / Mexico

For changes effective in the February 2018 publication that affect Engine Base

2.0L Mini / BMW 4 Cylinder

  • 2.0L Engine Base with blank CID and 82 EngineBoreMetric will be updated to 122 CID and 82.0 EngineBoreMetric

Status

Liter

CC

CID

Cylinders

BlockType

Eng Bore In

Eng Bore Metric

Eng Stroke In

Eng Stroke Metric

Existing

2.0

1998

-

4

L

3.23

82

3.72

94.6

Surviving

2.0

1998

122

4

L

3.23

82.0

3.72

94.6

 

  • 2.0L Engine Base with blank CID will be updated to 122 CID

Status

Liter

CC

CID

Cylinders

BlockType

Eng Bore In

Eng Bore Metric

Eng Stroke In

Eng Stroke Metric

Existing

2.0

1998

-

4

L

3.23

82.0

3.72

94.6

Surviving

2.0

1998

122

4

L

3.23

82.0

3.72

94.6

 

  • 2.0L Engine Base with 1998 CC will be updated to 1997 CC

Status

Liter

CC

CID

Cylinders

BlockType

Eng Bore In

Eng Bore Metric

Eng Stroke In

Eng Stroke Metric

Existing

2.0

1998

122

4

L

3.31

84.0

3.55

90.1

Surviving

2.0

1997

122

4

L

3.31

84.0

3.55

90.1

 

  • 2.0L Engine Base with 121 CID will be updated to 122 CID

Status

Liter

CC

CID

Cylinders

BlockType

Eng Bore In

Eng Bore Metric

Eng Stroke In

Eng Stroke Metric

Existing

2.0

1997

121

4

L

3.31

84.0

3.55

90.1

Surviving

2.0

1997

122

4

L

3.31

84.0

3.55

90.1

 

  • 2.0L Engine Base with 121 CID will be updated to 122 CID

Status

Liter

CC

CID

Cylinders

BlockType

Eng Bore In

Eng Bore Metric

Eng Stroke In

Eng Stroke Metric

Existing

2.0

1995

121

4

L

3.31

84.0

3.54

90.0

Surviving

2.0

1995

122

4

L

3.31

84.0

3.54

90.0


60-Day vcdb change notices – US / Canada

For changes effective in the March 2018 publication that affect Base Engine or Base Vehicle

  • No 60-Day Notifications for this Release

90-Day vcdb change notices – US / Canada

For changes effective in the April 2018 publication that affect Base Engine or Base Vehicle

  • No 90-Day Notifications for this Release


product classification database (pcdb)

There are 130 new CodeMaster records created for the January 2018 release

PCdb change notices

PCdb Change Notification List 

Changes effective in the January 2018 publication

  • PartTerminology Engine Oil Pressure Sender With Gauge (17949) is being removed. Please use Engine Oil Pressure Sender (57007).
  • PartTerminology Engine Oil Pressure Sender With Light (17948) is being removed. Please use Engine Oil Pressure Sender (57007).
  • PartTerminology Hood Lift Support Ball Pin (11448) is being removed. Please use Hood Lift Support Stud (47796).

PCdb use assignment change notices

For PCdb “Use” changes effective in the January 2018 publication

There are no Part Use changes in the in the January 2018 publication

30-Day pcdb change notices

For changes effective in the February 2017 publication

  • PartTerminology Cooler Bag (17492) is being removed. Please use Cooler (57071).

60-Day pcdb change notices

For changes effective in the March 2018 publication

  • No 60-Day Notifications for this Release

90-Day pcdb change notices

For changes effective in the April 2018 publication

  • No 90-Day Notifications for this Release


qualifier database (qdb)
  • 15 new qualifiers were added for the January 2018 release
    • 15 Fitment Qualifiers

part attribute database (padb)

A summary of the PAdb project and ongoing publication details is available and updated monthly

  • Part Term coverage now totals 12,587 Part Terms. The PAdb library now covers 111,087 attributes
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