An advisory bulletin issued by a vehicle manufacturers that describes updated processes and/or parts to address specific problems that may occur on some models. Also referred to a s a service bulletin. This is very different from a recall.

Repairs based on a TSB are covered under a new-car warranty. However, once the factory warranty has expired, TSB repairs are performed at the owner’s expense in most cases.

If you suspect there may be a service bulletin to address a problem on your vehicle, you simply can call your local dealer, give them the VIN number of your car, and they will look to see if there are any open bulletins. You can do this to search for recalls as well.

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