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Alphabetical Glossary of Automotive Terms

1~9
2V – 2 Valve
2WD – 2 Wheel Drive
2WS – 2 Wheel Steer
4V – 4 Valve
4WAL – 4 Wheel Anti-Lock
4WAS – 4 Wheel Active Steer
4WAS – 4 Wheel Active Suspension
4WD – 4 Wheel Drive
4WS – 4 Wheel Steer
A
A – Amperes
AA – Automobile Association
AAA – American Automobile Association
AABM – Association of American Battery Manufacturers, Inc.
AAC – Auxiliary Air Control Valve
AAE – Association of Automotive Employers (Poland)
AAIA – Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association
AALA – American Automobile Labelling Act
AAM – Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
AAMA – American Automobile Manufacturers Association
AAP – Auxiliary Accelerator Pump
AAR – Automatic Air Recirculation (BMW)
AAS – Air Aspirator System
AAT – Ambient Air Temperature
AAV – Anti-Afterburn Valve (Mazda)
ABA – Adaptive Brake Assist (BMW)
ABARS – Automobile Backward Automatic Ranging System
ABC – Active Body Control (Mercedes Benz)
ABC – Aerial Bunched Conductors
ABC – Automatic Beam Control
ABCV – Air Bleed Control Valve (Ford)
ABD – Automatic Brake Differential (Porsche)
ABDC – After Bottom Dead Center
ABPV – Air Bypass Valve
ABS – Anti-lock Brake System (Anti Blockier System)
ABSV – Air Bypass Solenoid Valve (Mazda)
ABV – Air Bypass Valve
AC – Alternating Current
AC, A/C – Air Conditioner
AC – Auto Carriers Ltd.
ACAP – Associação do comércio automovóvel de Portugal
ACC – Accessory
ACC – Active Cylinder Control (Daimler AG)
ACC – Adaptive Cruise Control
ACC – Air Conditioning Clutch
ACC – Automatic Climate Control
ACC – Automatic Cruise Control
ACCC – Air Conditioner Clutch Compressor signal
ACCESS – Acoustically Controlled Enhanced Sound System(mitsubishi)
ACCS – Air Conditioning Cycling switch
ACD – Active Center Diffenetial system(mitsubishi)
ACD – Air Conditioning Demand switch
ACE – Active Cornering Enhancement
ACEA – Association of European Automobile Manufacturers (Association des Constructeurs européens
d’Automobiles)
ACL – Air cleaner
ACL BI-MET – Air cleaner bi-metal sensor
ACL DV – Air cleaner duct and valve vacuum motor
ACM – Airbag Control Module
ACM – Audio Control Module
ACR – Air Conditioners and Refrigerators
ACR – Air Conditioning Relay
ACR4 – Air Conditioning Refrigerant, Recovery, Recycling, Recharging
ACRS – Air Cushion Restraint System
ACS – Active Control System
ACS – Air Conditioning System
ACS – Attitude Control System
ACON – Air Conditioning On signal
ACP – Air Conditioning Pressure signal
ACPSW – Air Conditioning Pressure Switch
ACT – Active Control Technology
ACT – Air Charge Temperature
ACTS – Air Charge Temperature Sensor
ACV – Actual Cash Value
ACV – Air Control Valve
ACV – Air Cushion Vehicle
ACV – Air Cut Valve
A/D – Analog to Digital
AD – Accomodated Device
ADAC – Allgemeiner Duetsche Automobile-Club e.V.
ADAS – Advanced Driver Assistance System
ADB-X – Automatic Differential Brake (BMW)
ADBV – Anti Drainback Valve
ADC – Automatic Distance Control
ADEFA – Asociacion de Fabricas de Automotores (Argentina)
ADF – Automatic Direction Finding
ADG – Accommodated Device Gateway
ADL – Automatic Door Lock
ADS – Association of Diesel Specialists
ADS – Auxiliary Discriminating Sensor
ADU – Analog-Digital Unit
AEA – Automotive Electric Association
AEA – Automotive Electronic Association
AECM – Airbag Electronic Control Module
AERA – Automotive Engine Rebuilders Association
AEV – Automatic Expansion Valve
A/F – Air Fuel Ratio
AFB – Aluminum Four-Barrel
AFC – Air Flow Control
AFC – Air Fuel Control
AFC – Alkaline Fuel Cell
AFCD – Advanced Frontal Crash Dummy
AFCM – Alternate Fuel Control Module
AFCV – Air Fuel Control Valve
AFDC – Alternative Fuels Data Center
AFECM – Alternate Fuel Engine Control Module
AFM – Active Fuel Management (GM)
AFM – Air Flow Meter
AFO – Alternate Fuel Operation
AFR – Air Fuel Ratio
AFS – Air Flow Sensor
AFUP – Alternative Fuels Utilization Program
AFV – Alternative Fuel Vehicle
AGA – American Gas Association
AGC – Automatic Gain Control
AGCS – Active Geometry Control Suspension (Hyundai)
AGO – Automotive Gas Oil
AGR – Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor
AGSP – Auxilliary Gauge Switch Pack
AGVS – Automated Guided Vehicle System
AHAI – Association of the Hungarian Automotive Industry
AHLD – Automatic Headlamp Levelling Device
AHR – Active Head Restraint
AHRA – American Hot Rod Association
AHS – Active Handling System
AI – Air Injection
AI – Artificial Intelligence
AIADA – American International Automobile Dealers Association
AIAM – Association of International Automobile Manufacturers
AIA-SAP – Automotive Industry Association (Czech Republic)
AIA-ZAP – Automotive Industry Association (Slovakia)
AIC – Automatic Idling Control Valve
AIM – Automotive Interior Material
AIMA – Associação dos Industriais de Montagem de Automóveis (Portugal)
AIR – Air Injection Reaction (Secondary air injection)
AIRB – Air Bypass Solenoid
AIRB – Secondary Air Injection Bypass
AIRD – AIR Diverter Solenoid
AIRD – Secondary Air Injection Diverter
AIRM – Secondary AIR Pump Monitor
AIS – Air Injection System
AIS – Automatic Idle Speed
AIV – Air Injection Valve
AIV – Atmospheric/Automatic Inlet Valve
AKI – Anti-Knock Index
AKSE – Automatic Child-seat recognition system (Mercedes Benz)
ALB – Anti Lock Brake(ABS)
ALC – Automatic Lamp Control
ALC – Automatic Level Control
ALCL – Assembly Line Communications Link (replaced with DLC, GM)
ALDL – Assembly Line Data Link (replaced with DLC)
ALM – Adaptive Learn Matrix
ALMS – American Le Mans Series
ALR – Automatic Locking Retractor
ALT – Alternator
AM – Amplitude Modulation
AM1 – Air Management 1, AIR Bypass
AM2 – Air Management 2, AIR Diverter
AMA – Alberta Motor Association (Canada)
AMB – Ambient
AMC – American Motors Corporation
AMFA – Alternative Motor Fuels Act of 1988
AMI – Advanced Metering Infrastructure
AMIA – Asocicion Mexicana de la Industria Automotriz
AMM – Air Mass Meter
AMPS – Advanced Mobile Phone System
AMR – Automated Meter Reading
AMS – Air Management System
AMS – Automatic Music Search
AMT – Automated Manual Transmission
AMVIR – Association of Motor Vehicle Importers Representatives (Greece)
ANFAC – Asociacion Espanola de Fabricantes de Automoviles y Camiones (Spain)
ANFAVEA – Associação Nacional de Veículos Automotores (Brazil)
ANFIA – Associazione Nazionale Fra Industrie Automobilistiche (Italy)
ANS – Anti-Noise System
ANSI – American National Standards Institute
AO – Air Over
AOD – Automatic Overdrive
AODE – Automatic Overdrive Electronic (transmission)
AODE-W – Automatic Overdrive Electronic – Wide ratio (transmission)
AOS – Automatic Occupant Sensing
AOT – Automatic Overdrive Transmission
AP – Accelerator Pedal
AP – Actual Power
APADS – Air Conditioning Protection and Diagnostic System
APC – Automatic Performance Control
APCM – Accessory (or Auxilliary) Power Control Module
APECS – Advanced Proportional Engine Control System
APGS – Advanced Parking Guidance System (Toyota/Lexus)
API – American Petroleum Institute
APIA – Association of Automotive Manufacturers and Importers (Romania)
APO – Accessory Power Outlets
APP – Accelerator Pedal Position
APS – Absolute Pressure Sensor (GM)
APS – Atmospheric Pressure Sensor (Mazda)
APT – Adjustable Part Throttle
APTS – Advanced Public Transportation Systems
APU – Auxiliary Power Unit
AQL – Acceptable Quality Level
AQMD – Air Quality Management District
AQS – Air Quality System (Hyundai)
ARC – Active Roll Control
ARC – Automatic Ride Control
ARP – Active Rollover Protection
ARS – Adaptive Receptive System
ARS – Air Ride Suspension
ARS – Automatic Restraint System
ARTHUR – Automatic Radio system for Traffic situations on Highways and Urban Roads
ASA – Air Signal Attenuator
ASA – American Standards Association (??? American National Standards Institute)
ASA – Automatic Slack Adjuster
ASARC – Air Suspension Automatic Ride Control
ASBS – Anti-Skid Brake System
ASC – Active Stability Control (Mitsubishi, BMW)
ASC – Anti Stall Control
ASC – Automatic Speed Control
ASD – Automatic Slip-control Differential
ASD – Automatic Shutdown relay
ASDM – Airbag System Diagnostic Module (Chrysler)
ASE – Advanced Safety Electronics (BMW)
ASE – National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
ASF – Audi Space Frame (Audi)
ASG – Automatic-Shift Gearbox
ASIA – Automotive Service Industry Association
ASM – Acceleration Simulation Mode
ASM – Accelerator and Servo control Module
ASM – Air Solenoid Module
ASM – Alarm Siren Module
ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASP – Air Sensor Potentiometer
ASR – Acceleration Slip Regulation
ASR – Anti Slip Regulation
ASR – Anti Spin Regulation (Peugeot/Citroen)
ASS – Auto Station Selector
ASSYST – Active Service System
ASTC – Active Skid and Traction Control (Mitsubishi)
ASTC – All-Speed Traction Control (Cadillac)
ASTC – Automatic Stability and Traction Control
ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials
ASV – Air Switching Valve
AT, A/T – Automatic Transmission
ATA – American Trucking Association
ATA – Anti-Theft protection Alarm (Saab)
ATC – Active Toe Control
ATC – Active Transfer Case
ATC – Automatic Temperature Controller
ATC – Automatic Traction Control
ATC – Automatic Transfer Case
ATDC – After Top Dead Center
ATE – Automatic Test Equipment
ATF – Automatic Transmission Fluid
ATM – Actuator Test Mode
ATM – Adaptive Transmission Management (BMW)
ATMS – Advance Traffic Management Systems
AT-PZEV – Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicle
ATR – Attenuated Total Reflection
ATS – Air Temperature Sensor
ATSLC – Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control
ATTESA – Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All-Terrain (Nissan)
ATTS – Active Torque Transfer System (Honda)
ATTS – Advanced Torque Transfer System
ATX – Automatic Transaxle
AUX – Auxiliary
AVC – Automatic Volume Control
AVCS – Active Valve Control System (Subaru)
AVCS – Advanced Vehicle Control Systems
AVL – Automated Vehicle Location
AVLS – Active Valve Lift System (Subaru)
AVI – Automatic Vehicle Identification
AVOM – Analog Volt / Ohm Meter
AWC – All Wheel Control (Mitsubishi)
AWD – All Wheel Drive
AWG – American Wire Gauge system
AYC – Active Yaw Control system (Mitsubishi)
AX4S – Automatic 4-Speed Transmission
AXOD – Automatic Overdrive Transaxle
AXOD-E – Automatic Overdrive Transaxle – Electronically Controlled
B
BA – Brake Assistant
BAC – Blood Alcohol Content
BAC – Bypass Air Control system
BAC – Bypass Air Control valve
BAL RES – Ballast Resistor
BARO – Barometric pressure
BARO – Barometric pressure sensor.
BARO – Barometric absolute pressure sensor
BAS – Belt Alternator Starter (GM)
BAS – Brake Apply Sensor
BAS – Brake Assist System (Mercedes Benz)
BAV – Breed Air Valve
BBC – Bumper to Back of Cab
BBDC – Before Bottom Dead Center
BBV – Brake Booster Vacuum
BC – Bayonet Cap
BC – Blower Control
BCA – Bias Control Assembly
BCDD – Boost Controlled Deceleration Device
BCI – Battery Council International
BCM – Body Computer Module
BCM – Body Control Module
BCV – Boost Control Valve
BDC – Bottom Dead Center
BDV – Breakdown Voltage
BECU – Body Electronic Control Unit
BEM – Battery Energy Management
BFC – Body Function Controller
BFO – Beat Frequency Oscillator
BG – Birmingham Gauge
BHN – Brinell Hardness Number
BHP – Brake Horsepower
BHS – Bimetal Heat Sensor
BID – Breakerless Inductive Discharge ignition system
BIL – Bilimportorenes Landsforening (Norway)
BIL – Bilindustrieforeningen (Sweden)
BJ – Birfield Joint (CV Joint)
BL – British Leyland
BLC – Backlight Compensation
BLIS – Blind Spot Information System (Volvo)
BLM – Block Learn Multiplier (replaced with LT FUEL TRIM)
BLMC – British Leyland Motor Corporation
B-LVL – Bilevel
BLW – Brake Lining Wear
BMAP – Barometric and Manifold Absolute Pressure
BMEP – Brake Mean Effective Pressure
BMC – British Motor Corporation
BMW – Bavarian Motor Works / Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
BOB – Break-Out Box
BOO – Brake On/Off
BP – Back Pressure
BP – Barometric absolute Pressure sensor
BP – Barometric Pressure
BP – Between Perpendiculars
BP – Boiling Point
BP – British Petroleum
BPA – Bypass Air
BPA – Bypass Air valve
BPA – Bypass Air solenoid
BPA – mechanical Bypass Air
BPCM – Battery Pack Control Module
BPCSV – Bypass Control Solenoid Valve
BPMV – Brake Pressure Modulator Valve
BPP – Brake Pedal Position switch
BPS – exhaust Back Pressure Valve
BPS – Back Pressure Sensor
BPT – Back Pressure Transducer
BPV – Bypass Valve
BPV – exhaust Back Pressure transducer Valve
BPW – Base Pulse Width
BPW – Brake Pulse Width
B & S – Bore and Stroke
BSF – British Standard Fine
BSFC – Brake Specific Fuel Consumption
BSI – British Standards Institution
BSS – British Standard Specification
BSV – Backfire Suppressor (Ford)
BSW – Black SideWalls
BSW – British Standard Whitworth
BTCC – British Touring Car Championship
BTCM – Brake Torque Control Module
BTDC – Before Top Dead Center
BTM – Battery Thermal Module
BTS – Battery Temperature Sensor
BTSI – Brake Transmission Shift Interlock
BTU – British Thermal Units
BTX – Benzene, Toluene, Xylene
BUDC – Before Upper Dead Center
BV – Battery Voltage
BV – Bowl Vent
BVP – Bowl Vent Port
BVSV – Bi-Metal Vent Control Valve
BVT – Backpressure Variable Transducer
BVV – Bowl Vent Valve
BW – Blackwall, as in BW tires
BWCV – Bypass Water Control Valve
BWG – Birmingham Wire Gauge
C
C3I – Computer Controlled Coil Ignition
CAA – Canadian Automobile Association
CAA – Clean Air Act
CAAA – Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990
CAAM – China Association of Automobile Manufacturers
CAB – Controller, Antilock Brake
CAC – Charge Air Cooler
CACIS – Continuous AC Ignition System
CAD – Computer Aided Design
CAE – Computer Aided Engineering
CAFC – Company Average Fuel Consumption (Canada)
CAFE – Corporate Average Fuel Economy
CAJAD – Canadian Association of Japanese Automobile Dealers
CAL – Computer Aided Lighting
CALID – Calibration Identification
CAM – Computer Aided Manufacturing
CAMM – Computer Aided Manufacturing Measurement
CAMS – Computerized Automotive Maintenance System
CAN-Bus – Controller Area Network-Bus
CANP – Canister Purge (Solenoid)
CARB – California Air Resource Board
CARS – Canadian Automotive Repair and Service Council
CART – Championship Auto Racing Teams
CARV – California Air Resources Board
CAS – Cleaner Air System
CAS – Crank Angle Sensor
CASE – Cranking Angle Sensing Error
CAS GND – PCM Case Ground
CAT – Computer Active Technology (Jaguar)
CATS – Computer Aided Test Suite
CAV – Coasting Air Valve
CAVS – Compressed conductor Automobile Vinyl Semigrid wire
CB – Citizen Band
CBD – Closed Bowl Distributor
CBC – Cornering Brake Control (BMW, Saab)
CBOB – Conventional gasoline Blend stock for Oxygenate Blending
CBR process – Controlled Burn Rate process
CBU – Completely Built-Up
CC – Catalytic Converter
CC – Climate Control
CC – Coast Clutch
CC – Cruise Control
CCC – Computer Command Control
CCC – Converter Clutch Control
CCCA – Classic Car Club of America
CCCD – Catalytic Converter Cool-Down
CCD – Chrysler Collision Detection (Chrysler)
CCD – Computer Controlled Dwell
CCDIC – Climate Control Driver Information Center
CCEC – Constant Current Electronic Circuit
CCEGR – Coolant Controlled Exhaust Gas Recirculation
CCEI – Coolant Controlled Idle Enrichment (Chrysler)
CCEV – Coolant Controlled Engine Vacuum Switch (Chrysler)
CCFA – Comité Des Constructeurs Français d’Automobiles (France)
CCFL – Cold-Cathode Fluorescent Lamp
CCM – Catalyst Coated Membrane
CCM – Central Control Module
CCM – Chassis Control Module
CCM – Comprehensive Component Monitor
CCM – Continuous Component Monitor
CCM – Convenience Charge Module
CCMC – Committee of Common Market Automobile Constructors
CCNT – Count Code
CCO – Converter Clutch Override
CCOT – Cycling Clutch Orifice Tube
CCP – Climate Control Panel
CCP – Controlled Canister Purge
CCR – Conradson Carbon Residue
CCRM – Constant Control Relay Module
CCS – Climate Controlled Seat
CCS – Coast Clutch Solenoid
CCS – Controlled Combustion System
CCSM – Climate Controlled Seat Module
CCSP – Carbon Canister Storage/Purge
CCT – Computer Controlled Timing
CCV – Canister Control Valve
CCW – Counter ClockWise
Cd – Coefficient of drag
CD – Compact Disc
CDA – Cylinder De-Activation
CDCV – Canister Drain Cut Valve
CDI – Capacitor Discharge Ignition
CDI – Commonrail Diesel Injection(mercedes-Benz)
CDL – Commercial Driver’s License
CDM – Clean Development Mechanism
CDR – Chrysler Diagnostic Readout
CDR – Crash Data Retrieval
CDRV – Crankcase Depression Regulator Valve
CDV – Car-Derived Van
CDX – Compact Disc Changer
CE – Commutator End
CEL – Check Engine Lamp (replaced with MIL)
CEAB – Cold Engine Air Bleed
CEC – Crankcase Emission Control System (Honda)
CEC – Combination Emission Control
CECU – Central Electronic Control Unit (Nissan)
CEL – Check Engine Light
CEMF – Counter Electromotive Force
CEMS – Catalyst Efficiency Management System
CEMS – Carbureted Engine Management System
CEPA – Canadian Environmental Protection Act
CER – Cold Enrichment Rod (Ford)
CERCLA – Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CES – Clutch Engage Switch
CESS – Cold Engine Sensor Switch
CEX – Cabin Exchanger
CFC – ChloroFluoroCarbon
CFC – Coasting Fuel Cut
CFFP – Clean Fuel Fleet Program
CFI – Central Fuel Injection (replaced with TBI)
CFI – Continuous Fuel Injection
CFI – Cross Fire Injection
CFM – cubic feet per minute
CFPP – Cold Filter Plugging Point
CFR – Cooperative Fuel Research Engine
CFV – Clean-Fuel Vehicle
CFV – Critical Flow Venturi
CG – Center of Gravity
CHAMP – Certification of Higher-learning in Alternative Motorfuels Program
CHM – Cold Mixture Heater
CHMSL – Center High Mounted Stop Lamp
CHP – Combined Heat and Power
CHP – California Highway Patrol
C/H ratio – Carbon/Hydrogen ratio
CI – Coil Ignition
CI – Compression Ignition
CID – Component Identification
CID – Cubic Inch Displacement
CID – Cylinder Identification
CIH – Camshaft in Head
CIM – Computer Integrated Manufacturing
CIS – Continuous Injection System
CIS – Cylinder Identification Signal
CJC – Collision Judgement Coefficient
CKD – Complete Knock-down
CHMSL – Center High-mounted Stop Light
CKP – Crankshaft Position sensor
CKT – Circuit
CL – Closed Loop
CLC – Converter Lockup Clutch (replaced with TCC)
CLCC – Closed Loop Carburetor Control
CLEPA – Comité de Liaison de la Construction d’Equipements et de Pièces d’Automobiles(European Association of Automotive Suppliers)
CLS – Coolant Level Switch
CLTBI – Closed Loop Throttle Body Injection
CLYC – Closed Loop Yaw Control
CLNT – Coolant
CLV – Cacluated Load Value
CMA – Chemical Manufacturers Association
CMAQ – Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program
CMC – Compressor Motor Controller
CMFI – Central Multi-port Fuel Injection
CMH – Cold Mixture Heater
CMP – Camshaft Position sensor
CMVSS – Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
CNG – Compressed Natural Gas
CO – Carbon Monoxide
CO2 – Carbon Dioxide
COBDIMR – Customer On Board Diagnostics Inspection/Maintenance Readiness
COC – Conventional Oxidation Catalyst
COE – Cab-Over-Engine
COFC – Container On Flat Car
COMBATT – Commercially Based Tactical Truck
COMAND – COckpit MAnagement and Navigation Device (Mercedes Benz)
COMDC – Commanded Duty Cycle
CONT – Continuous Duty Cycle
COP – Coil-On-Plug ignition
COP – Coefficient of Performance
COP – Computer Operating Properly
CORE charge – Cash-On-Return charge
CP – Canister Purge (GM)
CP – Cloud Point
CP – Crankshaft Position sensor (Ford)
CPA – Connector Position Assurance
CPC – Camshaft Position Control
CPI – Central Port Fuel Injection
CPL – Control Parts List
CPM – Cellular Phone Module
CPP – Clutch Pedal Position
CPS – Cam Profile Switching system (Proton)
CPS – Center Panel Switches
CPS – Central Power Supply
CPS – Childseat Postioning Sensor
CPSOV – Canister Purge Shut-Off Valve
CPU – Central Processing Unit
CR – Compression Ratio
CRADA – Cooperative Research and Development Agreement
CRD – Common-Rail Diesel (Chrysler)
CRDi – Common-Rail Direct injection (Hyundai/Kia)
CRK – Cranking signal
CRR – Cool Running Rotor
CRT – Cathode Ray Tube
CRTC – Cathode Ray Tube Controller
CRTS – Continuously Regenerating Trap System
CS – Charging System
CSA – Canadian Standards Association
CSC – Commercial Stripped Chassis
CSC – Coolant Spark Control (Ford)
CSE GND – PCM Case Ground
CSFI – Central Sequential Fuel Injection
CSI – Compression Sense Ignition
CSM – Central Security Module
CSSA – Chambre Syndicale Suisse de L’Automobile et Branches Annexes (Switzerland)
CSSA – Acronym for Cold Start Spark Advance System (Ford)
CSSH – Cold Start Spark Hold System (Ford)
CST – Controllo Stabilita (Ferrari)
CSTO – Compression Sense Time-Out
CTAV – Cold Temperature Actuated Vacuum Switch (Ford)
CTC – Chrysler Technology Centre (Chrysler)
CTD – Content Theft Deterrent
CTM – Central Timer Module
CTO – Coolant Temperature Override switch
CTO – Clean Tachometer Output
CTOX – Continuous Trap Oxidizer
CTP – Closed Throttle Position (switch)
CTS – Charge Temperature Switch (Chrysler)
CTS – Coolant Temperature Sensor
CTVS – Choke Thermal Vaccum Switch
CTVS – Closed Throttle Vacuum Switch
CV – Control Valve
CVCC – Compound Vortex Controlled Combustion (Honda)
CV Joint – Constant Velocity Joint
CVK – Center Vertical Keel
CVMA – Canadian Vehicle Manufacturer’s Association
CVN – Calibration Verification Number
CVO – Commercial Vehicle Operations
CVR – Constant Voltage Regulator
CVR – Control Vacuum Regulator (Ford)
CVRSS – Continuously Variable Road Sensing Suspension
CVRTD – Continuously Variable Real Time Damping
CVS – Canister Vent Solenoid
CVS – Constant Volume Sampler
CVT – Continuously Variable Transmission
CVTC – Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control (Nissan)
CVVT – Continuously Variable Valve Timing (Hyundai)
CYL – Cylinder
CUV – Crossover Utility Vehicle
CWM – Cold Weather Modulator (Ford)
CWS – Continental Wheel System
CZS – Crash Zone Sensor
D
DAB – Delayed Accessory Bus
DAB – Driver AirBag (module)
DART – Diagnostic And Reprogramming Tool
DASH – Dual Action Super Head (Mitsubishi)
DBB – Dual Bed Bead
DBC – Dynamic Brake Control (BMW)
DBM – Dual Bed Monolith
DBW – Drive By Wire
DC – Direct Current
DC – Duty Cycle
DCCSM – Dual Climate Controlled Seat Module
DCL – Dynamic Cornering Light (Audi)
DCM – Door Control Module
DCT – Double(or Dual) Clutch Transmission
DCVCP – Double Continuous Variable Cam Phasing (GM)
DD – Dynamic Drive (BMW)
DDAC – Duo Dyna Air Cooling system (Honda)
DDE – Digital Diesel Electronics (BMW)
DDL – Daytime Driving Lights(DRL) (Audi)
DDM – Driver’s Door Module
DDS – Deflection Detection System
DDS – Driver’s Door Switch
DE – Drive End
DEC – Digital Electronic Controller
DEF – Defroaster
DFCO – Deceleration Fuel CutOff
DERM – Diagnostic Energy Reserve Module
DFI – Digital Fuel Injection (Kawasaki)
DFI – Direct Fuel Injection (Porsche)
DGI – Direct Gasoline Injection
DIM – Dashboard Integration Module
DIN – Deutsche Industrie-Norm
DIRAVI – Direction a rappel Asservi / steering with controlled return (Citroen)
DIS – Distributorless(Direct) Ignition System
DIS – Driver Information System (Audi)
DISI – Direct Injection, Spark Ignition
DIST – Distributor
DIY – Do It Yourself
DLC – Data Link Connector
DLO – Daylight Opening
DMCM – Driver Motor Control Module
DME – Digital Motor Electronics (BMW)
DMG – Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft
DMM – Digital MultiMeter
DMS – Driver Monitoring System(lexus)
DMSD – Drive Motor Speed and Direction
DNR – Dolby Noise Reduction
DOD – Displacement on Demand (GM)
DOHC – Double Over-Head Camshaft
DOJ – Double Offset Joint
DOL – Data Output Line
DOT – Department of Transportation (USA)
DPC – Dynamic Performance Control (BMW)
DPF – Diesel Particulate Filter
DPFE – Differential Pressure Feedback EGR
DPI – Dual Plug Inhibit
DRB – Diagnostic Readout Box
DRC – Dynamic Ride Control (Audi)
DRF – Deactivating Roller Follower
DRL – Daytime Running Lights
DRR – Digital Radio Receiver
DRW – Dual Rear Wheel
DSC – Dynamic Stability Contro (BMW)
DSCC – Distance Sensing Cruise Control
DSDA – Dual Stage Driver Airbag
DSG – Direct Shift Gearbox / Direkt Shalft Getriebe (BorgWarner – Volkswagen)
DSP – Digital Signal Process
DSP – Dynamic Shift Program (Audi)
DSPA – Dual Stage Passenger Airbag
DSRC – Dedicated Short Range Communication
DSS – Downshift Solenoid
DSST – Dunlop Self Supporting Tire
DSTC – Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (Volvo)
DTC – Diagnostic Trouble Code
DTC – Dynamic Traction Control (BMW)
DTM – Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters / Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
DTR – Digital Transmission Range
DTT – Diesel Transmission Technologies
DVOM – Digital Volt-Ohmmeter
DVV – Double Vaccum Valve
E
eLSD – electronic Limited Slip Differential
E85 – Ethanol 85 percent
EA – Electronic Accelerator
EAC – Electronic Air Control (replaced with AIR)
EAIR – Electronic (secondary) Air Injection Reaction
EAMA – European Automobile Manufacturers Association
EAS – Electrically Assisted Steering
EAS – Electronic Air Switching
EATC – Electronic Automatic Temperature Control
EBA – Emergency Brake Assist
EBC – Electronic Brake Control
EBCM – Electronic Brake Control Module
EBD – Electronic Brake-force Distribution
EBM – Electronic Brake Module
EBP – Exhaust Back Pressure
EBTCM – Electronic Brake and Traction Control Module
EC – Electrical Center
EC – Electronic Control
ECA – Electronic Control Assembly (replaced with PCM)
ECC – Electronic Controlled Carburetor (Nissan)
ECCS – Engine Central Control System (Nissan)
ECD – Electronically Controlled Deceleration
ECGI – Electonically Controlled Gasoline Injection (Isuzu)
ECI – Extended Compressor at Idle
ECI – Electronic Controlled Injection
ECI-Multi – Electronic Controlled Injection-Multi (Mitsubishi)
ECL – Engine Coolant Level
ECM – Electronic Control Module
ECM – Electronic Control engine Mount
ECM – Engine Control Module
ECO – Economy
ECS – Electronic Crash Sensor
ECS – Emission Control System
ECT – Engine Coolant Temperature (Switch, Sensor)
ECU – Electronic Control Unit
ECU – Engine Control Unit
EDC – Electonic Damper Control (BMW)
EDF – Electric Drive Fan (relay)
EDL – Electronic Differential Lock (Audi)
EDIS – Electronic Direct Ignition System (replaced with EI)
EDR – Event Data Recorder
EDSR – Electronic Dealer Service (Investigation) Report
EEC – Electronic Engine Control
EEDS – Electric-Electronic Distribution System
EEPROM – Electronically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memeory
EEVIR – Evaporator Equalized Values In Receiver
EFA – Electrically Full-automatic Air conditioner (Mitsubishi)
EFE – Early Fuel Evaporation
EFI – Electronic Fuel Injection
EFTA – Engine Fuel Temperature – Bank 1 Input DEGREES
EFTA V – Engine Fuel Temperature – Bank 1 Input VOLTS
EFTB – Engine Fuel Temperature – Bank 2 Input DEGREES
EFTB V – Engine Fuel Temperature – Bank 2 Input VOLTS
E/G – Engine
EGC – Electronic Gauge Cluster
EGI – Electronic Gasoline Injection (Nissan, Mazda, Subaru)
EGO – Exhaust Gas Oxygen (replaced with O2S)
EGOG – EGO Ground
EGR – Exhaust Gas Recirculation
EGRBARO – Enable Baro Read instead of EGR pressure
EGRC – Exhaust Gas Recirculation Control
EGRCMDS – EGR Motor Commanded In Steps
EGRMC1 – EGR Motor Control Output Command
EGRMC2 – EGR Motor Control Output Command
EGRMC3 – EGR Motor Control Output Command
EGBMC4 – EGR Motor Control Output Command
EGRT – Exhaust Gas Recirculation Temperature (switch)
EGR TVV – Exhaust Gas Recirculation Thermal Vacuum Valve
EGRV – Exhaust Gas Recirculation Vent
EGRVR – EGR Valve Vacuum Control
EGTS – Exhaust Gas Temperature Switch (replaced with EGRT)
EHB – Electro-Hydraulic Brake
EHCU – Electronic Hydraulic Control Unit
EHOC – Electrically Heated Oxidation Catalyst
EHPA – Electro-Hydraulic Power Assist
EHPAS – Electric Hydraulic Power Assisted Steering
EHPS – Electro-Hydraulic Power Steering
EHTWC – Electrically Heated Three Way Catalyst
EI – Electronic Ignition (includes Distributorless Ignition System, formerly DIS)
EIS – Electronic Ignition System
ELC – Electronic Level Control
ELC-A/T – Electronic Control Automatic Transmission (Mitsubishi)
ELR – Emergency Locking Retractor
EM – Energy Management
EM – Engine Modification
EMA – Engine Manufacturers Association
EMAS – Engine Management and Analysis System
EMAT – Electro-Mechanical Automatic Transmission
EMB – Electromagnetic Brakes
EMB – Electro-Mechanical Brake
EMCC – Electronically Modulated Converter Clutch
EMCD – Electromagnetic Controlled Differential (Mitsubishi)
EMF – ElectroMotive Force (voltage)
EMI – Electromagnetic Interference
EMP – Empty
EMS – Engine Management System
EMR – Electronic Module Retard
EMR – Emission Maintenance Reminder
EOBD – Enhanced On-Board Diagnostics
EOP – Engine Oil Pressure
EOT – Engine Oil Temperature
EOTF – Engine Oil Temperature Fault Detection
EOT V – Engine Oil Temperature Volts
EP – Exhaust Pressure
EPA – Environmental Protection Agency
EPACT – Energy Policy Act
EPB – Electromechanical Parking Brake
EPC – Electronic Pressure Control
EPHS – Electrically Powered Hydraulic Steering
EPI – Electronic Petrol Injection (Suzuki)
EPR – Exhaust Pressure Regulator
EPROM – Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
EPS – Electic Power Steering
EPS – Engine Position Sensor
ERB – Energy Regeneration Brake
ERH – Extended Ride Height
ESB – Energy Storage Box
ESB – Expansion Spring Brake
ESC – Electrical Systems Controller
ESC – Electronic Spark Control
ESC – Electronic Stability Control
ESC – Electronic Suspension Control
ESC – Extended Service Contract
ESC Ignitor – Engine Spark Controlled Ignitor
ESCM – Energy Storage Control Module
ESD – Electrostatic Discharge
ESM – Electronic Steering Module
ESN – Electronic Serial Number
ESO – Engine ShutOff
ESOF – Electronic Shift On (the) Fly
ESP – Electronic Stabilization Program (Audi/VW, Chrysler/Dodge, Peugeot/Citroen, Mercedes Benz, Fiat)
ESS – Engine Speed Sensor
EST – Electronic Spark Timing
ESV – Enrich Solenoid Valve
ESV – Experimental Safety Vehicle
ETACS – Eletronic Time and Alarm Control System
ETBE – Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether
ETC – Electronic Temperature Control
ETC – Electronic Throttle Control
ETC – Electronic Timing Control
ETCC – Electronic Touch Climate Control
ETR – Electronically Tuned Receiver
ETS – Enhanced Traction System (GM)
EUDC – Extra-Urban Driving Cycle
EUDC-LP – Extra-Urban Driving Cycle for Low Power vehicles
EV – Electric Vehicle
EVA – Electronic Vibration Analyzer
EVAP – Evaporative Emission
EVAPCPF – Evaporative Emissions Canister Purge Fault YES/NO
EVAPCV – Evaporative Emissions Canister Purge Vent Control
EVAPCVF – Evaporative Emissions Canister Purge Vent Fault
EVAPPDC – Evaporative Emissions Canister Purge Control
EVAPPF – Evaporative Purge Flow Input VOLTS
EVIC – Electronic Vehicle Information Center
EVMV – Electric Vapour Management Valve
EVO – Electronic Variable Orifice
EVP – EGR Valve Position (sensor)
EVR – EGR Vacuum Regulator
EVTOP – Enhanced Tactical Vehicle Occupant Protection
EVTM – Electrical & Vacuum Troubleshooting Manual
EWMA – Exponentially Weighted Moving Average
EXH – Exhaust
F
F1 – Formula 1
F2 – Formula 2
F3 – Formula 3
F3000 – Formula 3000
F4WD – Full Time Four Wheel Drive
FABS – Flexible Auto Body System
FAF – Fan Air Flow
FANDC – Variable Speed Fan Duty Cycle
FANVARF – Variable Speed Fan Output Fault
FAP – Filtre a particules (Peugeot/Citroen)
FBC – Feed-Back Carburetor
FBSV – Feed-Back Solenoid Valve
FC – Fan Control
FC – Friction Curve
FC – Fuel Cell
FCM – Front Control module
FCP – Fuel Cell Partnership
FCU – Front Control Unit
FCV – Fuel Cut Valve
FCV – Fuel Cell Vehicle
FCS, FCSV – Fuel Cut Solenoid Valve
FDBK – Feedback
FDC – Fuel Data Center
FEAD – Front End Accessory Drive (belt)
FED – Federal (except California)
FEDS – Fuel Enable Data Stream
FEDS – Flexible Engine Diagnostic System
FEIC – Fuel Economy Integrated Counter
FET – Field Effect Transistor
FEX – Front Exchanger
FF – Flexible Fuel
FF – Front-engined Front-wheel drive
FFCRS – Front-Facing Child Restraint System
FFFP – Fuel-Flexible Fuel Processor
FFH – Fuel Fired Heater
FFS – Fine-blanking and Finishing System
FFS – Flexible Fuel Sensor
FFV – Flexible Fuel Vehicle
FFWS – Fuel Filter Water Separator
FI – Fuel Injection
FIA – Federation of International Automobile / Federation Internationale de l’Automoblie
FIAV – Fast Idle Air Valve
FICM – Fuel Injector Control Module
FIDO – Flame Ionization Detector Optimization
FIM – Fuel Indicator Module
FIPL – Fuel Injection Pump Lever
FIPT – Fuel Inlet Pressure Test
FIRE – Fully Integrated Robotised Engine (Fiat)
FISA – Federation of International Sport Automobile / Federation Internationale de Sport Automobile
FLI – Fuel Level Indicator Input percent
FLI V – Fuel Level Indicator Input VOLTS
FLO – Fast Light-Off
FLVV – Fill Limit Vent Valve
FM – Frequency Modulation
FMEM – Failure Mode Effects Management
FMVSS – Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (USA)
FP – Fuel Pump
FPCM – Fuel injection Pump Control Module
FPDM – Fuel Pump Driver Module
FPF – Fuel Pump Output Fault
FPI – Fins Per Inch
FPM – Fuel Pump Monitor
FPR – Fuel Pump Regulator
FPRC – Fuel Pressure Regulator Circuit
FPS – Fast Pass Standard
FPSM Fuel Pump Secondary Monitor
FPV – Ford Performance Vehicles
FR – Front Right
FR – Front-engined Rear-wheel drive
FRACAS – Failure Reporting And Corrective Action System
FRC – Forced
FRP – Fuel Rail Pressure
FRS – Face Recognition System
FRV – First Response Vehicle
FSA – Field Service Action
FSDI – Four-Stroke, Direct Injection
FSI – Fuel Stratified Injection(Audi/VW)
FSS – Forward Sensing System
FSVF – Fuel Solenoid Valve Fault
FSVM -Fuel Solenoid Valve Secondary Monitor
FT – Fuel Trim
FT-LB – Foot-Pound
FTP – Federal Test Procedure
FTP – Fuel Tank Pressure
FTPT – Fuel Tank Pressure Transducer
FUDC – Federal Urban Driving Cycle
FUELPW1 – Injector Pulse Width Bank 1
FUELPW2 – Injector Pulse Width Bank 2
FW – Flat Wire
FWD – Front Wheel Drive
FWD – Four Wheel Drive
G
GA – Gage
GA – Gravitational Acceleration
GAWR – Gross Axle Weight Rating
GCR – Global Concern Report
GCW – Gross Combined Weight
GCWR – Gross Combined Weight Rating
GDI – Gasoline Direct Injection
GEN – Generator
GENF – Generator Output Fault
GENFDC – Generator Field Control Output
GEM – Gasoline Engine Management
GEM – Generic Electronic Module
GFS – Generator Field Signal
GGT – Gas Guzzler Tax
GHG – GreenHouse Gas
GISMO – Geographic Information System, Mobile
GM – General Motors Corporation
GMAC – GM Acceptance Corporation
GND – Ground
GOVN – Governor Module
GPCM – Glow Plug Control Module
GPS – Global Positioning System
GS – Garage Shift
GT – Grand Touring, Grand Turismo
GTL – Gas To Liquid
GVW – Gross Vehicle Weight
GVWR – Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
H
H – Hydrogen
H2DI – Hydrogen Direct Injection
H2O – Water
HAST – High Accelerated Stress Test
HBA – Hydraulic Brake Assist
HBU – Hub Bearing Unit
HC – HydroCarbon
HCCI – Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition
HCM – Heating Control Module
HCM – Hybrid Control Module
HCU – Hydraulic Control Unit
HCU – Hydraulic Coupling Unit
H/CMPR – High Compression
HD – Heavy Duty
HDC – Heavy Duty Cooling
HDC – Hill Descent Control (BMW)
HDGV – Heavy Duty Gasoline-fueled Vehicle
HDi – High pressure Direct Injection (Peugeot/Citroen)
HDR – High Data Rate
HD-UDDS – Heavy Duty Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule
HEC – Hybrid Electronic Cluster
HEDF – High Speed Electro Drive Fan (relay or circuit)
HEGO – Heated Exhaust Gas Oxygen (sensor) (replaced with HO2S)
HEGOG – HEGO Ground (circuit)
HEPS – Hydraulic Electric Power Steering
HEUI – Hydraulic-actuated Electronically-controlled Unit Injector
HEV – Hybrid Electric Vehicle
HFC – High Fan Control
HFC – Hydraulic Fading Compensation
HFCF – High Speed Fan Control Fault
HFM – Hot Film Meter
HFP – High Fuel Pump
HI – High
HICAS – High Capacity Actively Controlled Suspension (Nissan)
HID – High Intensity Discharge
HIS – Horizontal Impact Sensor
HIVEC – Hyundai Intelligent Vehicle Electronic Control (Hyundai)
HLDT – Heavy Light-Duty Truck
HLOS – Hardware Limited Operating Strategy
HO – High Output
HO2S – Heated Oxygen Sensor
H/P – High Pressure
HP – Horse-Power
HPDI – High Pressure Direct Injection
HPI – High Pressure Injection
HPL – High Pressure Liquid
HPP – High Pressure Pump
HPS – Head Protection System
HPS – High Performance System
HPV – High Pressure Vapour
HPVS – Heat Pump Ventilation System
HRC – Headlamp Range Control
HSA – Head Side Airbag
HSA – Hill Start Assist
HSC – High Swirl Combustion
HSCDS – High-Sensitivity Collision Detection System
HSD – Hybrid Synergy Drive (Toyota/Lexus)
HSDI – High-Speed Direct Injection
HSE – High-Speed Enrichment
HSEA – High Solar Energy Absorbing (glass)
HTCM – Heating-ventilation-air-conditioning Thermal Control Module
HTR11 – Bank 1 Upstream 02S Heater Control
HTR11F – Bank 1 Upstream 02S Heater Circuit Fault
HTR12 – Bank 1 Downstream O2S Heater Control
HTR12F- Bank 1 Downstream O2S Heater Circuit Fault
HTR21 – Bank 2 Upstream O2S Heater Control
HTR21F – Bank 1 Downstream O2S Heater Circuit Fault
HTR22 – Bank 2 Downstream 02S Heater Control
HTR22F – Bank 1 Downstream O2S Heater Circuit Fault
HTRX1 – 02S Upstream Heater Control
HTRX2 – O2S Downstream Heater Control
HUD – Heads Up Display
HUD – Heads Up Display
HVAC – Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
HVACM – Heater-Vent-Air Conditioning Module
HVI – High Viscosity Index
HVIL – High Voltage Interlock Loop
HVM – Heater Vent Mondule
HW – Heated Windshield
HWFET – Highway Fuel Economy Test (driving schedule)
HYPAS – Hydraulic Power Assisted Steering
I
i-DSI – intelligent Dual Sequential Ignition (Honda)
i-VTEC – intelligent VTEC (Honda)
I/C – Intercooler
IA – Intake Air
IABM – Integrated AirBag Module
IAC – Idle Air Control valve
IAFM – Integrated Air-Fuel Module (Proton)
IAFS – Integrated Air Fuel System
IAT – Intake Air Temperature
iATN – International Automotive Technicians Network
IBOB – Intelligent BreakOut Box
IC – Ignition Control
IC – Integrated Circuit
ICA – Injector Cam Actuation
ICC – Intelligent Cruise Control
ICCS – Integrated Chassis Control System
ICDX – Integrated Compact Disc Changer
ICE – Internal Combustion Engine
ICM – Ignition Control Module
ICP – Injection Control Pressure
ICS – Integrated Chassis System
ICWS – Intersection Collision Warning System
ID – Identification
ID – Inside Diameter
ID airbag – Impact Depending airbag (BMW)
IDE – Injection Direct Essence (Renault)
IDI – Integrated Direct Ignition
IDIS – International Dismantling Information System
IDM – Ignition Diagnostic Module
IDM – Injector Driver Module
IDS – Integrated Diagnostic Software
IEDIS – Integrated Electronic Distributorless Ignition System
IFES – Integrated Front End System
IFI – Indirect Diesel Injection
IFS – Inertia Fuel Shutoff
IFSM – Integrated Fuel System Module
IG – Ignition
IGN – Ignition
IHCC – Intelligent Highway Cruise Control (Honda)
IHRA – International Hot Rod Association
IIHS – Institute for Highway Safety
ILC – Idle Load Compensator
ILEV – Inherently Low Emission Vehicle
ILSAC – International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee
I/M – Inspection Maintenance
IMA – Integrated Motor Assist (Honda)
IMDX – Integrated Mini Disc Changer
IMLUT – Inspection/Maintenance Look-Up Table
IMPR – In-use Monitor Performance Ratio
IMRC – Intake Manifold Runner Control
IMRC F – Intake Manifold Runner Control Fault YES/NO
IMRCM – Intake Manifold Runner Control Monitor Input Bank 1 VOLTS
IMRCM2 – Intake Manifold Runner Control Monitor Input Bank 2 VOLTS
IMS – Inductive Magnetic Saturation
IMS – Instant Mobility System
IMSA – International Motor-Sport Association
IMSC – Intake Manifold Swirl Control
IMSC F – Intake Manifold Swirl Control Fault
IMT – Intake Manifold Tuning
IMTD – Intake Manifold Temperature Differential
IMTV – Intake Manifold Tuning Valve Control
IMTVF – Intake Manifold Tuning Valve Fault
INCA – In-Car Aquisition
INJ – Injection
INJ – Injector
INJ1F-8F – Fuel Injector Primary Fault Cylinders 1 thru 8
INJ9F-lOF – Fuel Injector Primary Fault Cylinders 9 and 10
INP – Input
INT – Integrator
INT – Intermittent
INVECS – Intelligent and Innovative Vehicles Electronic Control System (Mitsubishi)
IO, I/O – In/Out
IOC – Instant Oil Change
IP, I/P – Instrument Panel
IPC – Instrument Panel Cluster
IPEC – Instrument Panel Electrical Center
IPM – Instrument Panel Module
IPM – Integrated Power Module
IPR – Injector Pressure Regulator
IRDS – Independant Rear Drive Suspension
IRL – Indy Racing League
IRQ – Interrupt Request
IRS – Independant Rear Suspension
ISA – Integrated Starter-Alternator
ISAD – Integrated Starter Alternator Damper
ISB – Interact System B
ISC – Idle Speed Control
ISG – Integrated Starter-Generator
ISI – Ion Sensing Ignition
ISO – Interior Systems Optimization
ISO – International Standards Organization
ISS – Input Shaft Speed
ITARDA – Institute for Traffic Acccident Research and Data Analysis
ITC – International Touringcar Championship(1996?)
ITS – Idle Tracking Switch
ITS – Intelligent Transport System
ITS airbag – Inflatable Tubular Structure airbag (BMW)
IVC – Integral Vapour Canister
IVCS – Integrated Vehicle Control System
IVD – Interactive Vehicle Dynamics (Ford)
IVI – Intelligent Vehicle Initiative
IVIS – In Vehicle Information System
IVS – Idle Validation Switch
IVSC – Integrated Vehicle Speed Control
IWC – Inertia Weight Class
J
JACV – Jet Air Control Valve
JAMA – Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association
JARI – Japan Automotive Research Institute
JMSV – Jet Mixture Solenoid Valve
JTCC – Japanese Touring Car Championship
JTEC – Jeep, Truck Engine Control
JTEC – Joint Transmission-Engine Controller
K
KAM – Keep Alive Memory
KAPWR – Keep Alive power
K/D – Kick Down
KAIDA – Korea Automobile Importers and Distributers Association
KAMA – Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association
KCS – Kick-down Control System
KD – Knock-down
KDD – Keyboard Display Driver
KOEO – Key On Engine Off
KOER – Key On Engine Running
KPI – Kingpin Inclination
KS – Knock Sensor
KS1 V – Knock Sensor Input Bank 1 VOLTS
KS2 V – Knock Sensor Input Bank 2 VOLTS
L
L – Liter(s)
L4 – Four Cylinder Inline Engine
LATCH – Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children
LB – Long Box, Long Bed
LCD – Liquid Crystal Display
LCM – Lighting Control Module
LDCL – Left Door Control Locking
LDCM – Left Door Control Module
LDDT – Light Duty Diesel Truck
LDGT – Light Duty Gasoline (fueled) Truck
LDM – Lamp Driver Module
LDP – Leak Detection Pump
LDR – Low Data Rate
LDWS – Lane Departure Warning System
LEADER – Low Emissions Advanced Engine Range
LED – Light Emitting Diode
LEP – Light Emitting Polymer
LEV – Low Emission Vehicle
LF – Left Front
LFC – Lamp Fault Code
LFC – Low Fan Control
LFCF – Low Speed Fan Control Fault
LFWS – Left Front Wheel Speed
LFCS – Low Flow Cooling System
LFP – Low Fuel pump
LGM – Lift Gate Module
LH – Left Hand
LHD – Left Hand Drive
LHD – Lexus Hybrid Drive
LIE – Laterally Inclined Engine
LIN – Local Interconnect Network
LJ – Loebro Joint
LKAS – Lane Keeping Assistant System (Honda)
L/M – Litres Per Minute
LMD – Left Mid Door
LNG – Liquified Natural Gas
LO – Low
LOMA – Lifter Oil Manifold Assembly
LONGFT1 – Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 1 %
LONGFT2 – Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 2 %
LOS – Limited Operation Strategy
L/P – Low Pressure
LPA – Low Pressure Accumulator
LPG – Liquified Petroleum Gas
LPM – Litres Per Minute
LPO – Limited Production Option
LPS – Low Pressure Sensor
LR – Left Rear
LR – Loaded Radius
LRA – Latching Rocker Arm
LRD – Left Rear Door
LSD – Limited Slip Differential
LSEGR – Linear Solenoid Exhaust Gas Recirculation
LSP and BV – Load Sensing Proportioning and Bypass Valve
LSUV – Luxury Sport Utility Vehicle
LT – Left
LT – Long Term (Fuel Trim)
LTA – Low Temperature Aftercooling
LTD – Long-Travel Dampened (clutch)
LTPI – Low Tire Pressure Indicator
LTPWS – Low Tire Pressure Warning System
LUS Lock-Up Solenoid (see TCC)
LV8 – Load Variable 8 Cylinder
LVDT – Linear Variable Differential Transducer
LVL – Level
LWB – Long WheelBase (see LB)
M
MAF – Mass Airflow Sensor
MALL – Multifunction Alarm Lighting and Locking
MAN – Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg
MAN – Manufacturer
MAP – Motorist Assurance Program
MAS – Mixture Adjusting Screw
MAT – Manifold Air Temperature
MAX – Maximum
MC – Measuring Core
MC – Mixture Control
MCA – Mitsubishi Clean Air (Mitsubishi)
MCC – Manifold Catalytic Converter
MCM – Message Center Module
MCU – Microprocessor Control Unit
MCV – Mixture Control Valve
MD – Mini Disc
MD – Modulated Displacement
M-DCT – M Dual Clutch Transmission (BMW)
MDP – Manifold Differential Pressure
MDS – Mopar Diagnostic System
MDS – Multi-Displacement System (Chrysler)
MDX – Mini Disc Changer
MECS – Mazda Electronic Control System (Mazda)
MEM – Memory
MEMCAL – Memory Calibration
MF – Maintenance Free
MFC – Medium Speed Fan Control ON/OFF
MFCF – Medium Speed Fan Control Fault YES/NO
MFI – Multiport Fuel Injection
MG – Morris Garage
MGMT – Management
MIC – Mechanical Instrument Cluster
MICS – Mitsubishi Intelligent Cockpit System (Mitsubishi)
MID – Midrange
MID – Monitor Identification
MID – Multi Information Display (BMW)
MIEV – Mitsubishi In-wheel motor Electric Vehicle (Mitsubishi)
MiEV – Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle (Mitsubishi)
MIL – Malfunction Indicator Lamp
MIN – Minimum
MIN – Minute
MIN – Mobile Identification Number
MIP – Mixer Inlet Pressure
MIVEC – Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system (Mitsubishi)
MIVEC-MD – Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system with Modulated Displacement
(Mitsubishi)
ML – Manual Longitudinal
MLP(s) – Manual Lever Position (sensor)
MMC – Manifold Mounted Converter
MMCS – Mitsubishi Multi Communication System (Mitsubishi)
MMI – Multi Media Interface(Audi)
MMM – Memory Mirror Module
MOST – Media Oriented System Transport
MPFI – Multi-Point(Multi-Port) Fuel Injection (Subaru, Daewoo)
MPG – Miles Per Gallon
MPG – Motoring Press Guild
MPI – Multi Point(Port) Injection
MPS – Motor Position Sensor
MPV – Multi Purpose Vehicle
MR – Midship-engined Rear-wheel drive
MSFF – Miles Since First Fail
MSLF – Miles Since Last Fail
MSM – Memory Seat Module
MSO – Mixed Signal Oscilloscope
MSRP – Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price
MST – Manifold Surface Temperature
MSVA – Magnetic Steering Variable Assist
MT, M/T – Manual Transmission
MTBE – Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether
MTS – Mobile Telematics System
MTV – Manifold Tuning Valve
MVIC – Mitsubishi Variable Induction Control (Mitsubishi)
MVLPS – Manual Valve Lever Position Sensor
MVSA – Motor Vehicle Safety Act
MVSS – Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
MVV – Mitsubishi Vertical Vortex (Mitsubishi)
MY – Model Year
N
NA, N/A – Natural Aspiration
NAAO – North American Automotive Operations
NAES – North American Export Sales
NAICC – Navigation-Aided Intelligent Cruise Control
NASCAR – National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
NC – Normally Closed
NCAP – New Car Assessment Programme
NDH – Navigation Display Head
NEG – Negative
NEU – Neutral
NFF – No Fault Found
NG – Natural Gas
NGS – New Generation STAR (Self Test Automatic Readout)
NGSC – Next Generation Speed Control
NGV – Natural Gas Vehicle
NGV – New Generation Vehicle
NGVM – Natural Gas Vehicle Module
NHRA – National Hot Rod Association
NHTSA – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NI – Neutral Idle
NiMH – Nickel Metal Hydride
NLGI – National Lubricating Grease Institute
N-m – Newton Meters
NMMA – National Marine Manufacturers Association
NO – Normally Open
NOx – Nitrogen Oxides
NoVRAM – Non Volatile Random Access Memory
NPF – No Problem Found
NPTC – National Pipe Thread Coarse
NPTF – National Pipe Thread Fine
NSBU – Neutral Safety Back Up
NV – Night Vision
N-VCT – Nissan Variable Cam Timing(nissan)
NVH – Noise, Vibration, Harshness
NVLD – Natural Vacuum Leak Detection
NVRAM – Non Volatile Random Access Memory
NYCC – New York City Cycle
O
O2 – Oxygen
O2S – Oxygen Sensor
OASIS – Online Automotive Service Information System
OASIS – Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards.
OBD – On-Board Diagnosis
OBE – On-Board Equipment
OC – Oxidation Catalyst Only
OCC – Output Circuit Check
OCR – Oil Control Ring
OCS – Opportunity Charge Station
OCV – Oil Control Valve
OD – Outside Diameter
OD, O/D – Over-Drive
ODM – Output Drive Module
ODO – Odometer
OE – Original Equipment
OEM – Original Equipment Manufacturer
OHC – Over-Head Camshaft
OHV – Over-Head Valve
OICA – Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles / International Organization of Motor
Vehicle Manufacturers
OL – Open Loop
OLED – Organic Light Emitting Diode
OPR – Over Pressure Relief
OPT – Option
ORC – Oxidation Reduction Converter
ORC – Occupant Restraint Controller
ORVR – On-board Refueling Vapour Recovery
OSAC -Orifice Spark Advance Control
OSC – Output State Check
OSC – Output State Control
OSGI – Open-Service Gateway Interface
OSS – Output Shaft Speed
OTC – Overhead Trip Computer
OTIS – Overhead Travel Information System
OTM – Output Test Monitor
OVV – Outer Vent Valve
P
PA – Parking Assist system
PAB – Passenger Air Bag
PADS – Passenger Airbag Disarm Switch
PAG – Polyalkylene Glycol
PAG – (Ford) Premier Automotive Group
PAIR – Pulsed Secondary Air Injection
PASE – PAssive Start and Entry system
PASM – Porsche Active Suspension Management (Porsche)
PASS – Passenger
PASS – Personalized Automotive Security System
PATS – Passive Anti-Theft System
PB – Power Brakes
PC – Pressure Control
PCB – Printed Circuit Board
PCCB – Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (Porsche)
PCD – Pitch Circle Diameter
PCI – Programmable Communications Interface
PCI – Programmable Controller Interface
PCM – Porsche Communication Management (Porsche)
PCM – Power Control Module
PCM – Powertrain Control Module
PCV – Positive Crankcase Ventilation
PCV – Purge Control Valve
PD-TDI – Pump-Duese Turbo Direct Injection (VW)
PDC – Park Distance Control (BMW)
PDC – Parts Distribution Center
PDC – Power Distribution Center
PDCC – Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (Porsche)
PDK – Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (Porsche)
PDS – Passenger Door Switch
PDS – Portable Diagnostic Software
PDV – Parcel Delivery Van
PEB – Power Electronics Bay
PEM – Proton Electric Membrane
PEMFC – Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell
PEP – Peripheral Expansion Port
PFE – Pressure Feedback EGR
PFI – Port Fuel Injection
PFM – PDS File Manager
PFS – Purge Flow Sensor
PGM-FI – ProGraMmed Fuel Injection (Honda)
PHC – Porsche Hill Control (Porsche)
PHEV – Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle
PHT – Parallel Hybrid Truck
PID – Parameter Identification
PIM – Power Inverter Module
PIP – Profile Ignition Pickup (replaced with CKP)
PKE – Passive Keyless Entry
PLL – Phase Locked Loop
PM – Permanent Magnet
PMD – Pump Mounted Driver
PMV – Pressure Modulator Valve
P/N – Part Number
PNP – Park/Neutral Position
POA – Pilot Operated Absolute
POS – Positive
POT – Potentiometer
POSIP – Porsche Side Impact Protection System (Porsche)
P-PC – Pocket Personal Computer
PPM – Part Per Million
PPS – Passenger Presence Sensor
PRNDL – Park Reverse Neutral Drive Low
PROM – Programmable Read Only Memory
PROX – PReferential OXidation
PS – Pferdestaeke
PS – Power Steering
PSA – Peugeot Societe Anonyme
PSA – Pressure Switch Assembly
PSCM – Passenger Seat Control Module
PSCM – Power Steering Control Module
PSD – Power Sliding Door
PSI – Pound per Square Inch
PSIR – Passenger Supplemental Inflatable Restraint
PSM – Passenger Seat Module
PSM – Porsche Stability Management (Porsche)
PSOM – Programmable Speedometer/Odometer Module
PSP – Power Steering Pressure
PSV – Public Service Vehicle
PTC – Pending Trouble Code
PTC – Positive Temperature Coefficient
PTM – Porsche Traction Management (Porsche)
PTO – Power Take-Off
PTOX – Periodic Trap Oxidizer
PTU – Part Throttle Unlock
PWM – Pulse Width Modulation
PWR – Power
PZEV – Partial Zero Emission Vehicle
PZM – Platform Zone Module
Q
QDM – Quad Driver Module
QDR – Quality, Durability, Reliability
QGS – Quick Glow System
QVM – Qualified Vehicle Modifier
R
R/A – Resume or Accelerate
RABS – Rear Antilock Brake System
RAC – Remote Accessory Controller
RAC – Royal Automobile Club
RAM – Random Access Memory
RAM – Ride Air Module
RAM – Remote Anti-theft Module
RAP – Retained Access Power
RAV – Remote Activation Verification
RBC – Rotary Blade Coupling
RCC – Rear Climate Control
RCC – Remote Climate Control
RCDLR – Remote Control Door Lock Receiver
RDCM – Right Door Control Module
RDM – Rear Door Module
RDS – Radio (broadcast) Data System
RDS – Radio Display System
RECIRC – Recirculation
RECIS – Remote Entry Control and Immobilizer System
REDOX – Reduction Oxidation Catalytic Converter
REEGR – Rotary Electric EGR
REF – Reference
RESC – Remote Emergency Satellite Unit
REX – Rear Exchanger
RF – Radio Frequency
RF – Right Front
RFA – Remote Function Actuator
RFF – Roller Finger Followers
RFI – Radio Frequency Interference
RFID – Radio Frequency Identification
RFWS – Right Front Wheel Speed
RH – Right Hand
RHD – Right Hand Drive
RIM – Radio Interface Module
RIM – Rear Integration Module
RISE – Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (Mitsubishi)
RJ – Rzeppa Joint
RKE – Remote Keyless Entry
RM – Relay Module
RMD – Right Mid Door
ROM – Read Only Memory
ROPS – Roll Over Protection System (Volvo/Jaguar)
RPA – Rear Parking Assist
RPM – Remote Power Module
RPM – Revolutions Per Minute
RPO – Regular Production Option
RR – Right Rear
RRD – Right Rear Door
RSA – Rear Seat Audio
RSC – Roll Stability Control
RSS – Reverse Sensing System
RSS – Road Sensing Suspension
R/T – Road/Track
RT – Right
RTC – Real—Time Clock
RTD – Real Time Dampening
RTN – Return
RTT – Reconfigurable Telltale
RTV – Room Temperature Vulcanizing
RPM – Revolutions Per Minute
RR – Rear-engined Rear-wheel drive
RSC – Roll Stability Control (Ford)
RSE – Road Side Equipment
RSE – Rear Seat Entertainment system
RV – Recreational Vehicle
RVAC – Rear Video/Audi/HVAC Module
RVP – Reid Vapour Pressure
RWAL – Rear Wheel Anti-Lock brake
RWD – Rear-Wheel Drive
RWS – Rear-Wheel Steer
S
S4WD – Selectable Four Wheel Drive
S-AWC – Super All Wheel Control (Mitsubishi)
SAE – Society of Automotive Engineers
SAF – Stabilized Aluminum Foam
SAHR – Saab Active Head Retraints
SAI – Steering Axis Inclination
SAS – Side Auxiliary Sensor
SAS – Speed Adjusting Screw
SATC – Semi-Auto Temperature Control module
SAV – Sport Activity Vehicle (BMW)
SAVDAS – Stand-Alone Vehicle Data Aquisition System
SAW – Spark Angle Word
SB – Short Box, Short Bed
SBDS – Service Bay Diagnostic System
SBEC – Single Board Engine Controller (replaced with PCM)
SBM – Standard Body Module
SBS – Supercharger Bypass Solenoid
SBT – Serial Bus Traveller
SC, S/C – Super Charger
SC – Stability Control
SCA – Supplemental Coolant Additive
SCB – Supercharger Bypass
SCCA – Sports Car Club of America
SCI – Serial Communications Interface
SCIL – Steering Column/Instrument panel Lighting
SCM – Seat Control Module
SCP – Standard Corporate Protocol
SCS – Side Crash Sensor
SCSV – Slow Cut Solenoid Valve
SCTM – Seatbelt Timer Control Module
SCV – Select Control Valve
SCV – Speed Controlled Volume
SDARS – Satellite Digital Audio Radio System
SDI – Suction Diesel Injection (VW)
SDL – Serial Data Link
SDM – Sensing and Diagnostic Module
SDRS – Satellite Digital Receiver System
SDS – Satellite Discriminating Sensor
SDS – Shock Dampening System
SDV – Spark Delay Valve
SEFI – Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection (replaced with SFI)
SEMA – Specialty Equipment Market Association
SEO – Special Equipment Option
SES – Service Engine Soon (replaced with MIL)
SFC – Specific Fuel Consumption
SFI – Sequential (multiport) Fuel Injection
SGCM – Starter/Generator Control Module
SH-AWD – Super Handling All Wheel Drive (Honda)
SHO – Super High Output (Ford)
SIAB – Side Impact Air Bag
SIACM – Side Impact Air Bag Control Module
SIG RTN – Signal Return
SIL – Shift Indicator Lamp
SIPS – Side Impact Protection System (Volvo, Ford)
SIR – Supplemental Inflatable Restraint
SIS – Side Impact Sensor
SKIM – Sentry Key Imobilizer Module
SLA – Short/Long Arm suspension
SMCC – Stepper Motor Cruise Control
SMEC – Single Module Engine Controller (replaced with PCM)
SMG – Sequential Manual Gearbox, Sequential M Gearbox (BMW)
SMPI – Sequential Multi-Port Injection
SNSR – Sensor
SO2 – Sulphur Dioxide
SOC – State Of Charge
SOH – State of Health
SOHC – Single Over-Head Camshaft
S/P – Series/Parallel
SP – Splice Pack
SPD – Speed
SPI – Serial Peripheral Interface
SPI – Single Point Injection
SPL – Smoke Puff Limiter
SPS – Service Programming System
SPS – Speed Signal
SPO – Service Parts Operations
SPOUT – Spark Output
SPS – Service Programming System
S-QGS – Super Quick Glow System
SRC – Selective Ride Control
SRG – Solar-Reflective Glass
SRI – Service Reminder Indicator
SrPP – Self-reinforced PolyPropylene
SRS – Supplemental Restraint System
SRW – Single Rear Wheel
SS – Shift Solenoid
SS – Speed Signal
SS – Special Stage
SS – Standing Start
SS4 – Super Select 4WD (Mitsubishi)
SSM – Suspension Steering Module
SSP – Steering Stability Program (Peugeot/Citroen)
SSS – Speed Sensitive Steering
SSV – Shift Solenoid Valve
ST – Scan Tool
ST – Short Term (Fuel Trim)
ST – Special Tool
ST – Starter
STAR – Self Test Automatic Readout (tester)
STAR – Stolen Auto Recovery System
STC – Snap To Connect
STC – Step Timing Control
STI – Self Test Input
STID – Station Identification
STL – Service Transmission Lamp
STM – Stepper Motor
STO – Self Test Output
STS – Service Technicians Society
SULEV – Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
SUV – Sport Utility Vehicle
SVO – Straight Vegetable Oil
SVS – Service Vehicle Soon
S-VT – Sequential Valve Timing (Mazda)
SVT – Special Vehicle Team
SW, S/W – Software
SW, S/W – Switch
SWB – Short WheelBase (see SB)
SWC – Steering Wheel Controls
SWPS – Steering Wheel Position Sensor
SWS – SideWall tension Sensor
SXR – Send and Receive
T
TAB – Thermactor Air Bypass (replaced with AIRB)
TAC – Throttle Actuator Control
TACH – Tachometer
TACM – Throttle Actuator Control Module
TAD – Thermactor Air Divert (replaced with AIRD)
TAP – Transmission Adaptive Pressure
TAS – Trap Alert System
TB – Throttle Body
TBC – Truck Body Controller (or Computer)
TBI – Throttle Body Injection
TBW – Throttle By Wire
TC – Transmission Control
TC – Traction Control
TC, T/C – Turbo Charger
TCC – Torque Converter Clutch
TCCS – Toyota Computer Controlled System (Toyota)
TCIL – Transmission Control Indicator Lamp
TCL – Traction Control
TCM – Transmission Control Module
TCS – Traction Control System
TCS – Transmission Control Switch
TCU – Transmission Control Unit
TDC – Top Dead Center
TDI – Toyota Direct Ignition (Toyota)
TDI – Tyre Defect Indicator (BMW)
TDI – Turbocharged Direct Injection (VW/Audi)
TED – Thermoelectric Device
TEMP – Temperature
TFI – Thick Film Integrated (replaced with DI)
TFP – Transmission Fluid Pressure
TFSI – Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection (VW/Audi)
TFT – Transmission Fluid Temperature
TGS – Top Gear Switch
THEMIS – Thermal Management Intelligent System
THM – Turbo Hydra-Matic
THS – Transmission Hydraulic Switch
TID – Test Identification
TIIS – Thermal Imaging Inspection Station
TIM – Tire Inflation Module
TIM – Tire Inflation Monitor
TIS – Techline Information System
TJ – Tripod Joint
TMC – Traffic Message Channel(Audi)
TOC – Transmission Oil Cooler
TOCA – Touring Car Association (BTCC)
TOT – Transmission Oil Temperature
TP – Throttle Position
TPA – Terminal Positive Assurance
TPI – Tuned Port Injection
TPM – Tire Pressure Monitor
TPO – Thermo Plastic Olefin
TPMS – Tire Pressure Monitoring System
TPS – Throttle Position Sensor
TPW – Tire Pressure Warning
TR – Transmission Range
T-RAC – Trailer Rotating Air Chamber
TRDU – Trailer Remote Diagnostic Unit
TRS – Transmission Range Sensor
TSA – Thorax Side Airbag
TSB – Technical Service Bulletin
TSI – Twincharged Stratified Injection (VW)
TSI – Two Speed Idle
TSS – Transmission Speed Sensor
TSS – Turbine Shaft Speed
TT – Telltale Lamp
TT – Tourist Trophy
TXV – Thermostatic Expansion Valve
TTM – Tilt and Telescope Module
TTS – Transmission Temperature Switch (replaced with TOT)
TV – Television
TV – Throttle Valve
TVAM – Televison Antenna Module
TVR – Turbine Vane Regulator
TVRS – Television and Radio Suppression
TVS – Thermal Vacuum Switch
TVV – Thermal Vacuum Valve
TWC – Three-Way Catalyst
TWC+OC – Three Way Catalyst + Oxidation Catalyst
Twin Clutch SST – Twin Clutch Sport Shift Transmission
TXV – Thermal Expansion Valve
U
UASID – Units And Scaling Identification
UART – Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitter
UCC – Under-floor Catalytic Converter
UD – Underdrive
UDDS – Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule
U/H – Underhood
U/HEC – Underhood Electrical Center
UIDI – Up-Integrated Direct Ignition
ULEV – Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
ULSD – Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel
UMTS – Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
USCAR – United States Council for Automotive Research
UTD – Universal Theft Deterrent
UTQG – Uniform Tire Quality Grading
V
V – Volts
V2G – Vehicle to Grid
VAC – Vacuum
VAC – Vehicle Access Code
VACS – Vehicle Access Control System
VAF – Vane Air Flow
VAF – Volume Air Flow
VAG – Volkswagen Audi Group
VANOS – Variable Nockenwellen Steuernung (BMW)
VAPS – Variable Assist Power Steering
VAPS – Virtual Automotive Prototyping System
VASCO – Vehicle Application-Specific Computer
VAT – Vane Air Temperature (replaced with IAT)
VAT – Visual Authoring Tool
VATS – Vehicle AntiTheft System
VB – Valve body
VCC – Viscous Converter Clutch
VCI – Vehicle Communication Interface
VCIM – Vehicle Communication Interface Mode
VCL – Vehicle Communication Link
VCM – Variable Cylinder Management (Honda)
VCM – Vehicle Communication Module
VCM – Vehicle Control Module
VCR – Variable Compression Ratio (Nissan)
VCRM – Variable Control Relay Module
VCT – Variable Cam Timing (Nissan, Yamaha)
VCU – Vacuum Control Unit
VCU – Viscous Coupling Unit
VCV – Vaccum Control Valve
VDC – Vehicle Dynamic Control (Alfa Romeo)
VDCS – Vehicle Dynamics Control System (Subaru)
VDIM – Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (Lexus/Toyota)
VDIS – Vehicle Diagnostic Information System
VDM – Vehicle Dynamics Module
VDM – Vehicle Dynamics Monitor
VDOT – Variable Displacement Orifice Tube
VDP – Vehicle Dynamics Processor
VDR – Vehicle Data Recorder
VDR – Vehicle Dealer Recorder
VDS – Valve Deactivation System
VDV – Vacuum Delay Valve
VECI – Vehicle Emission Control Information
VEDR – Vehicle Event Data Recorder
VELNAS – Vehicle Electronic Navigation System (Mitsubishi)
VENT – Ventilator
VES – Variable Effort Steering
VF – Vacuum Flourescent
VGS – Variable Gear-ratio Steering (Honda)
VGT – Variable Geometry Turbocharger
VIC – Virtual Image Cluster module
VICS – Vehicle Information and Communication System (Mitsubishi)
VIM – Variable Intake Manifold
VIN – Vehicle Identification Number
VIP – Vehicle Intrusion Protection
VIU – Vehicle Interface Unit
VLCM – Variable Load Control Module
VLR – Voltage Loop Reserve
VMM – Vehicle Measurement Module
VMRS – Vehicle Maintenance Reporting System
VMV – Vacuum Modulator Valve
VMV – Vapour Management Valve
VNT – Variable Nozzle Turbine
VNT – Variable Nozzle Turbocharger
VOTM – Vacuum Operated Throttle Modulator
VPWR – Vehicle Power
VR – Vacuum Regulator
VREF – Voltage Reference
VRLA – Valve Regulated Lead Acid
VRS – Vaccum Regulator Valve
VRV – Vacuum Reducer Valve
VRIS – Variable Resonance Induction System
VS – Variable Speed
VSA – Vehicle Stability Assist (Acura/Honda)
VSC – Vehicle Stability Control (Lexus/Toyota)
VSES – V

 

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