release notes

June 2018

archived release notes


Publication: June 29, 2018

We are pleased to announce the following updates:

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ACES / PIES Documentation Updates

BEST PRACTICES GUIDELINE - Delivering Regulatory Content in PIES

ACES Notification Policy

ACES Notification Policy


June Data Changes

Vehicle Configuration database (VCdb)

New Vehicles – All Regions / All Vehicle Type Groups

 June 2018 - VCdb Vehicle Counts

 

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

This month, 134 new MY2019 Light Duty vehicles for US / Canada were added in various publication stages

  • Stage-1 vehicles: 23 vehicles covering 5 makes: Chevrolet, GMC, Hyundai, Lexus and Nissan
  • Stage-2 vehicles: 3 vehicles covering 1 make: Acura
  • Stage-4 vehicles: 108 vehicles covering 14 makes: Acura, Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Ford, Hyundai, Infiniti, Kia, Lincoln, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen

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

This month, 16 new MY2018 Light Duty vehicles for US / Canada were added in various publication stages

  • Stage-1 vehicles: 0 vehicles
  • Stage-2 vehicles: 3 vehicles covering 1 make: Nissan
  • Stage-4 vehicles: 13 vehicles covering 5 makes: Ford, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volkswagen

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

This month, 2 new MY2017 Light Duty vehicles for US / Canada were added in publication stage 4

  • Stage-4 vehicles: 2 vehicles covering 2 makes: Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz

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

This month, 13 new pre-MY2017 Light Duty vehicles for US / Canada were added in various publication stages

  • Stage-1 vehicles: 13 vehicles covering 2 makes: GMC and Jeep

New vehicles – Light Duty Mexico new vehicles, MY2019

There are 15 new MY2019 Light Duty vehicles for Mexico included in this month’s publication

There were 7 makes represented in this update: Buick, Honda, Infiniti, Mazda, Peugeot, Toyota and Volvo

New vehicles – Light Duty Mexico new vehicles, MY2018

There are 37 new MY2018 Light Duty vehicles for Mexico included in this month’s publication

There were 8 makes represented in this update: Fiat, Ford, Isuzu, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, Suzuki, Tesla and Zacua

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 are 24 new pre-MY2017 Light Duty vehicles for Mexico included in this month’s publication

There were 4 makes represented in this update: Alfa Romeo, Dodge, Mercedes-Benz and Renault

New vehicles – Powersports US new vehicles, MY2019

There are 250 new MY2019 Powersports vehicles for US this month

There were 8 makes represented in this update: Arctic Cat, Can-Am, Honda, Husqvarna, KTM, Polaris, Ski-Doo and Suzuki

New vehicles – Powersports US new vehicles, MY2018

There are 165 new MY2018 Powersports vehicles for US this month

There were 21 makes represented in this update: Aprilia, Big Dog, BMW, Bobcat, Can-Am, Case IH, CFMOTO, Cub Cadet, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Indian, Kawasaki, Kubota, Moto Guzzi, Polaris, Ski-Doo, Textron, Triumph and Yamaha

New vehicles – Powersports Mexico new vehicles

There is no update to Powersports vehicles for Mexico this month

New vehicles – Medium/Heavy Trucks US / Canada new vehicles, MY2019

There are 48 new MY2019 Medium/Heavy Trucks for US / Canada included in this month’s publication

There were 9 makes represented in this update: Hino, IC Corporation, International, Kenworth, Mack, Prevost, Spartan Motors, Thomas and Western Star

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

There are 11 new MY2018 Medium/Heavy Trucks for US / Canada included in this month’s publication

There were 7 makes represented in this update: Hino, IC Corporation, International, New Flyer, Prevost, Spartan Motors and Van Hool

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 was 1 make represented in this update: IC Corporation

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

There are 3 new pre-MY2017 Medium/Heavy Trucks for US / Canada included in this month’s publication

There were 2 makes represented in this update: Kalmar and Prevost

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

There are 29 new MY2018 Medium/Heavy Trucks for Mexico included in this month’s publication

There were 4 makes represented in this update: Ford, Freightliner, Hino and Isuzu

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 July 2018 publication that affect Base Engine or Base Vehicle

  • 2018 Volvo S90 T5 Inscription: The T5 Inscription submodel is invalid and will be removed
  • 2018 Hyundai Tucson Eco: The Eco submodel is invalid and will be removed
  • 2008-2009 Toyota Sequoia Limited: The 4.7L engine is invalid for this vehicle and will be removed
  • 2010-2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited: The 4.6L engine is invalid for this vehicle and will be removed
  • 2018 Ford C-Max Energi Titanium: The Energi Titanium submodel is invalid and will be removed
  • 2018 Ford C-Max Energi SE: The Energi SE submodel is invalid and will be removed
  • 1990 Peugeot 505 SW8: The 2.2L Turbocharged engine with 3.46 / 88.0 Bore and 3.50 / 89.0 Stroke is invalid and will be updated to the 2.2L engine with 3.61 / 91.7 Bore and 3.21 / 81.6 Stroke
  • 1990-1991 Peugeot 505 SW8 (CAN): The 2.2L Naturally Aspirated engine with 2155 CC is invalid and will be updated to the 2.2L engine with 2165 CC
  • 1991 Peugeot 505 DL: The 2.2L Naturally Aspirated engine with 2155 CC is invalid and will be removed

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

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

VCdb Change Notification List

30-Day vcdb Hatchback Doors Cleanup change notices – US / Canada / Mexico

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

The vehicles in the following file will have their number of doors updated to align with our VCdb Data Rules & Policies documentation

  • 3 Door Hatchback listings will be updated to 2 Door Hatchbacks
  • 5 Door Hatchback listings will be updated to 4 Door hatchbacks

VCdb Change Notification List

60-Day vcdb change notices – US / Canada

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

  • No 90-Day Notifications for this Release


Product Classification database (PCdb)

There are 1107 new CodeMaster records created for the June 2018 release

PCdb change notices

PCdb Change Notification List

Changes effective in the June 2018 publication

  • PartTerminology Intake / Exhaust System Kit (15621) is being removed.
  • PartTerminology Fuel Filter / Fuel Line Pliers (50928) is being removed. Please use Quick Disconnect Pliers (57450)
  • PartTerminology Fuel Line Disconnect Tool (17159) is being removed. Please use Quick Disconnect Tool (57452)
  • PartTerminology A/C Line Disconnect Tool Set (56697) is being removed. Please use Quick Disconnect Tool Set (57451)
  • PartTerminology Clutch Master Cylinder Quick Disconnect Tool (10869) is being removed. Please use Quick Disconnect Tool (57452)
  • PartTerminology Engine Variable Valve Timing Sprocket (50158) is being removed. Please use Engine Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Sprocket (18586)

30-Day pcdb change notices

For changes effective in the July 2018 publication

  • PartTerminology Automatic Transmission Temperature Sensor (18033) is being removed. Please use Automatic Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor (2196)
  • PartTerminology Automatic Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor (2196) is moving from Category Belts and Cooling (4) to Transmission (20)
  • Position Front Intake (3087) is being removed. Please use Intake (Front) (3199)
  • Position Intake Left (3194) is being removed. Please use Intake (Left) (3645)
  • Position Left Intake (4611) is being removed. Please use Intake (Left) (3645)
  • Position Right Intake (4612) is being removed. Please use Intake (Right) (3644)
  • Position Exhaust Right (3197) is being removed. Please use Exhaust (Right) (3642)
  • Position Right Exhaust (4614) is being removed. Please use Exhaust (Right) (3642)

60-Day pcdb change notices

For changes effective in the August 2018 publication

  • No 60-Day Notifications for this Release

90-Day pcdb change notices

For changes effective in the September 2018 publication

  • No 90-Day Notifications for this Release

Qualifier database (Qdb)

Qdb change notices

  • There were 2 additions to the Qdb for June
    • 1 Fitment Qualifier
    • 1 Product Qualifier

  • There were 5 deletions to the Qdb for June
    • with Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) or Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) has been deleted for being a compound qualifier
    • without Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) or Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) has been deleted for being a compound qualifier
    • With Console; Without Dual Exhaust; Cruise To Trans has been deleted for being a compound qualifier
    • With Dual Exhaust; Except California has been deleted for being a compound qualifier
    • <p1 type="num"/> Horespower Gain With <p2 type="num"/> Octane has been deleted for being a compound qualifier and for misspelling of Horsepower

  • There were 2 modifications to existing qualifiers in the Qdb for June
    • Changes included content edits for consistency with the data rules and example text additions

30-Day qdb change notices

  • Standard Bed (<p1 type="size"/> Wheelbase) will be deleted for being a compound qualifier
  • Except ZR2 Wide Stance Or Highrider Package will be deleted for being a compound qualifier
  • with <p1 type="num"/> Joint Driveshaft (Except CV Joint) & <p2 type="size"/> Rear Yoke will be deleted for being a compound qualifier
  • Hi Temp Short Design will be deleted for being a compound qualifier
  • Hi Temp Standard Design will be deleted for being a compound qualifier

Qdb change notices (ON HOLD)

The following list of previously announced deletions have been placed on hold till the Qdb change log has been implemented

  • Without Helper Leaf on Top of Spring will be deleted, please use without Helper Leaf On Top Of Spring
  • with Electric Pump (Informational) will be deleted, please use with Electric Pump (Fitment)
  • Vertical Mount (Informational) will be deleted, please use Vertical Mount (Fitment)
  • Pump Inlet (Informational) will be deleted, please use Pump Inlet (Fitment)
  • OE Shoulder Bolt Not Required (Installation) will be deleted, please use OE Shoulder Bolt Not Required (Informational)
  • Lower Hose Inlet (Informational) will be deleted, please use Lower Hose Inlet (Fitment)
  • without Cab (Fitment) will be deleted, please use without Cab (Fitment)
  • High Horsepower (Informational) will be deleted, please use High Horsepower (Informational)
  • Except Right Hand Drive (Fitment) will be deleted, please use Except Right Hand Drive (Fitment)
  • Ball Shaft End (Fitment) will be deleted, please use Ball Shaft End (Informational)
  • with <p1 type="idlist"/> Series (Fitment) will be deleted, please use <p1 type="idlist"/> Series (Fitment)
  • From <p1 type="weight"/> to <p2 type="weight"/> GVW will be deleted, please use <p1 type="weight"/> to <p2 type="weight"/> GVW
  • with <p1 type="size"/> Driveshaft Diameter will be deleted, please use with <p1 type="size"/> Diameter Driveshaft
  • with <p1 type="size"/> Gear Ratio will be deleted, please use with <p1 type="num"/> Gear Ratio
  • with Dual Rear Wheels (DRW) will be deleted, please use Dual Rear Wheels
  • With Dual Rear Wheels will be deleted, please use Dual Rear Wheels
  • <p1 type="size"/>-<p2 type="size"/> Course Thread will be deleted, please use <p1 type="size"/>-<p2 type="num"/> Coarse Thread
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