release notes

january 2017

archived release notes


We are pleased to announce the following updates:

Brand Table Download Options Scheduled to Retire

This serves as a 90-day notice that two brand table download options will be retired. The following brand table options will be removed:

  • Download brand table in original format
  • Download brand table with revision date

We will continue to provide access to the full brand table (Download brand table with sub-brands and revision date) containing the Parent, Brand Owner, Brand, and Sub Brand as a text file.

When our new system goes live later this year, brand table users will be required to register to access the free services of the brand table. Users with active ACES and/or PAdb subscriptions will have access to additional aspects of the system.

For any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact brands@autocare.org .

Enhanced Standard Web Site Guest Login Notification

Effective on November 18, 2016 access to the VCdb and Qdb search services were removed from the guest login.

If your company is an ACES subscriber you can be added to your company account to access the VCdb and Qdb within the enhancedstandard.com site. Request to add users to your company subscription here: https://www.enhancedstandard.com/ContactUs.aspx

If your company is not an ACES subscriber and would like to become an ACES subscriber, please review the subscription information on the Auto Care Association website .

When our new system goes live later this year, the guest login will require users 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.

Thank you for your support and patience through this transition.

January ACES Release

Updated versions of the Vehicle Configuration Database (VCdb), the Product Classification database (PCdb), the Product Attribute database (PAdb), and the Qualifier database (Qdb) are available to subscribers from the web interface at www.enhancedstandard.com . A valid User Name and Password, as well as a current ACES subscription are required to download the VCDB 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 is available for download at www.enhancedstandard.com without a subscription. You can log in as a Guest to access the PCdb if you do not have log in credentials.

ACES Tables Retirement

VCdb Tables

The following tables will be retired from the VCdb delivery files:

  • Attachment
  • Attachment Type
  • English Phrase
  • Language
  • Language Translation
  • Language Translation Attachment

PCdb Tables

The following tables will be retired from the PCdb delivery files:

  • Parts Supersession
  • Retired Terms

Qdb Tables

The following tables will be retired from the Qdb delivery files:

  • Qualifier Translation
  • Language

This continues our 90 day notification that the tables listed above will no longer be available in 2017.

These tables are not linked to any other elements of the design. This decision has no impact on the ACES Data Delivery Specification or the requirements of a well-formed ACES data file.

For any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact  technology@autocare.org .


vehicle configuration database (vcdb)

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

With the additions this month, we have published 21 of the 1395 total projected vehicles for the 2018 model year. 0 of these are published to Stage 4

This month, 21 new MY2018 Light Duty vehicles were added in various publication stages

  • Stage-1 vehicles: 0 vehicles
  • Stage-2 vehicles: 21 vehicles
  • Stage-4 vehicles: 0 vehicles

0 Light Duty vehicles were updated to Stage 4 that were previously in Stages 1 or 2

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

With the additions this month, we have published 1304 of the 1344 total projected vehicles for the 2017 model year. 1259 of these are published to Stage 4

This month, 37 new MY2017 Light Duty vehicles were added in various publication stages

  • Stage-1 vehicles: 3 vehicles covering Nissan
  • Stage-2 vehicles: 5 vehicles covering Mini
  • Stage-4 vehicles: 29 vehicles covering Dodge, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lotus, Mazda and Volkswagen and Volvo

119 Light Duty vehicles were updated to Stage 4 that were previously in Stages 1, 2 or 3

New vehicles – Light Duty US / Canada new vehicles, MY2016

With the additions this month, we have published 1308 of the 1308 (up from 1280) total projected vehicles for the 2016 model year. 1308 of these are published to Stage 4

This month, 3 new MY2016 Light Duty vehicles were added in various publication stages

  • Stage-1 vehicles: 0 vehicles added
  • Stage-2 vehicles: 0 vehicles added
  • Stage-4 vehicles: 3 vehicles covering Ford

New vehicles – Light Duty Mexico new vehicles, MY2017

With the additions this month, we have published 954 of the 1200 total projected vehicles for the 2017 model year

There are 80 new MY2017 vehicles for Mexico included in this month’s publication

There were 10 makes represented in the update: Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ram, and Toyota

New vehicles – Light Duty Mexico new vehicles, MY2016

There is no update to Light Duty MY2016 vehicles for Mexico this month

New vehicles – Light Duty Mexico new vehicles, pre-MY2016

There are 44 new vehicles for Mexico covering model years 2010-1995 included in this month’s publication

There were 4 makes represented in this update: Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, and Honda

New vehicles – Powersports US new vehicles

There is no update to Powersports vehicles for US this month

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, MY2017

With the additions this month, we have published 208 of the 375 total projected vehicles for the 2017 model year

There are 24 new MY2017 vehicles for Medium/Heavy Trucks included in this month’s publication

This update represents 105 records of vehicles with unique sets of attributes

There were 6 makes represented in this update: Chevrolet, Ford, Kenworth, Ram, Volvo, and Western Star

New vehicles – Medium/Heavy Trucks US / Canada new vehicles, MY2016

With the additions this month, we have published 297 of the 375 total projected vehicles for the 2016 model year

There are 12 new MY2016 vehicles for Medium/Heavy Trucks included in this month’s publication

This update represents 69 records of vehicles with unique sets of attributes

There were 5 makes represented in this update: Chevrolet, Ford, Kenworth, Volvo, and Western Star

New vehicles – Medium/Heavy Trucks US / Canada new vehicles, pre-MY2016

There are 417 new vehicles for Medium/Heavy Duty Trucks covering model years 2015-1981 for the US and Canadian regions included in this month’s publication

This update represents 989 records of vehicles with unique sets of attributes

There were 7 makes represented in this update: Ford, International, Mitsubishi Fuso, Motor Coach Industries, Roadmaster Rail, Volvo, and Western Star

New vehicles – Medium/Heavy Trucks Mexico new vehicles

There is no update to 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 “Export” button to download the VCdb Change Log from the viewer on EnhancedStandard.com or utilize one of the published versions in the format of your choosing.

30-Day vcdb change notices – US / Canada

For changes effective in the february 2017 publication that affect Base Engine or Base Vehicle

  • 2002 Jeep Liberty Renegade: The 2.4L engine is invalid for the US and will be removed
  • 2017 Ram 1500 HFE: The 3.6L and 5.7L engines are invalid in the HFE submodel and will be removed
  • 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF: The RF submodel is invalid and will be removed. RF Club, RF Grand Touring, RF GS and RF GT are valid for USA and Canada
  • 1996 Nissan Pickup King Cab XE-V6: This submodel is invalid and will be deleted. The existing XE submodel has all the correct attributes and will be retained
  • 1992-1993 Toyota Pickup SR5: The 2.4L engine is not valid for the SR5 submodel and will be removed
  • 1971-1972 Mercedes-Benz 250SE: These model year are invalid for this vehicle and will be removed
  • 1975 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Base, Scottsdale, and Silverado: The Base, Scottsdale, and Silverado submodels are invalid and will be removed. Custom Deluxe and Cheyenne were the only submodels for this vehicle
  • 1981 Ford F-100: The 5.8L engine is invalid for this vehicle and will be removed
  • 1975 Ford F-250: The 302 CID engine is invalid for this vehicle and will be removed

60-Day vcdb change notices – US / Canada

For changes effective in the march 2017 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 2017 publication that affect Base Engine or Base Vehicle

  • No 90-Day Notifications for this Release

product classification database (pcdb)

PCdb Special Announcements:

The format Notifications Sheet has been updated. The sheet now includes the Use information of each record listed. This will help visualize Use changes for the community.

There are 799 new CodeMaster records created in January 2017

PCdb change notices

PCdb Change Notification List

Changes effective in the january 2017 publication

  • Updated PartTerminology High Pressure Oil Rail Repair Tool (49336) to High Pressure Oil Rail Tool (49336)
  • Updated Position "C" (3897) to C (3897)
  • Updated Position "B" (3176) to B (3176)
  • Updated Position "A" (3175) to A (3175)
  • Updated Position B (5151) to B (3176)
  • Updated PartTerminology Fuel Injection Linkage Circlip (16329) to Fuel Injection Linkage C-Clip (16329)
  • Updated PartTerminology Engine Coolant Thermostat Circlip (11592) to Engine Coolant Thermostat C-Clip (11592)
  • Updated PartTerminology Sunroof Motor Circlip (16464) to Sunroof Motor C-Clip (16464)
  • Updated PartTerminology Differential Final Drive Circlip Cover (16309) to Differential Final Drive C-Clip Cover (16309)
  • Updated PartTerminology Engine Oil Pump Return Tube Circlip (12894) to Engine Oil Pump Return Tube C-Clip (12894)
  • Updated PartTerminology Snowmobile Track Idler Wheel Circlip (53045) to Snowmobile Track Idler Wheel C-Clip (53045)
  • Updated PartTerminology Spray Gun Circlip Pin (52782) to Spray Gun C-Clip Pin (52782)
  • Updated PartTerminology Engine Piston Wrist Pin Circlip Installation Tool (50678) to Engine Piston Wrist Pin C-Clip Installation Tool (50678)
  • Updated PartTerminology Manual Transmission Pinion Shaft Circlip (16398) to Manual Transmission Pinion Shaft C-Clip (16398)
  • Updated PartTerminology Brake Hose Lock (10857) to Brake Hydraulic Hose Lock Clip (10857)
  • Updated PartTerminology Console Fill Plug (45740) to Console Plug (45740)
  • Updated PartTerminology Seat Armrest Fill Plug (46606) to Seat Armrest Cap (46606)
  • Updated PartTerminology Paint Fill Machine (49952) to Paint Filling Machine (49952)
  • Updated PartTerminology Paint Fill Machine Base Spring (49940) to Paint Filling Machine Base Spring (49940)
  • Updated PartTerminology Paint Fill Machine Can Locator (49941) to Paint Filling Machine Can Locator (49941)
  • Updated PartTerminology Paint Fill Machine Check Ball (49942) to Paint Filling Machine Check Ball (49942)
  • Updated PartTerminology Paint Fill Machine Fastener Assortment (49955) to Paint Filling Machine Fastener Assortment (49955)
  • Updated PartTerminology Paint Fill Machine Filling Head Washer (49956) to Paint Filling Machine Filling Head Washer (49956)
  • Updated PartTerminology Paint Fill Machine Foot Pads (49943) to Paint Filling Machine Foot Pads (49943)
  • Updated PartTerminology Paint Fill Machine Handle And Grip (49944) to Paint Filling Machine Handle And Grip (49944)
  • Updated PartTerminology Paint Fill Machine Nozzle (49945) to Paint Filling Machine Nozzle (49945)
  • Updated PartTerminology Paint Fill Machine O-Ring (49946) to Paint Filling Machine O-Ring (49946)
  • Updated PartTerminology Paint Fill Machine Pedestal Lever Grip (49948) to Paint Filling Machine Pedestal Lever Grip (49948)
  • Updated PartTerminology Paint Fill Machine Piston (49974) to Paint Filling Machine Piston (49974)
  • Updated PartTerminology Paint Fill Machine Piston Rod (49949) to Paint Filling Machine Piston Rod (49949)
  • Updated PartTerminology Paint Fill Machine Reservoir (49950) to Paint Filling Machine Reservoir (49950)
  • Updated PartTerminology Paint Fill Machine Shaft (49975) to Paint Filling Machine Shaft (49975)
  • Updated PartTerminology Paint Fill Machine Sprayhead (49976) to Paint Filling Machine Sprayhead (49976)
  • Updated PartTerminology Paint Fill Machine Spring (49951) to Paint Filling Machine Spring (49951)
  • Updated PartTerminology Engine Coolant Vacuum Fill Tool (13459) to Engine Coolant Vacuum Filler Tool (13459)
  • Updated PartTerminology Automatic Transmission Cover Fill Plug (55228) to Automatic Transmission Cover Fluid Filler Plug (55228)
  • Updated PartTerminology Automatic Transmission Fill Plug Gasket (49799) to Automatic Transmission Fluid Filler Plug Gasket (49799)
  • Updated PartTerminology Manual Transmission Fill Plug Gasket (23424) to Manual Transmission Fluid Filler Plug Gasket (23424)
  • Updated PartTerminology Manual Transmission Oil Fill Cap (50637) to Manual Transmission Fluid Filler Cap (50637)
  • Updated PartTerminology Automatic Transmission Fill Plug (50252) to Automatic Transmission Fluid Filler Plug (50252)
  • Updated PartTerminology Fuel Tank Filler Neck (6272) to Fuel Filler Neck (6272)
  • Updated PartTerminology Fuel Tank Filler Neck Bracket (47081) to Fuel Filler Neck Bracket (47081)
  • Updated PartTerminology Fuel Tank Filler Neck Clamp (47082) to Fuel Filler Neck Clamp (47082)
  • Updated PartTerminology Fuel Tank Filler Neck Clip (54454) to Fuel Filler Neck Clip (54454)
  • Updated PartTerminology Fuel Tank Filler Neck Ground Strap (52109) to Fuel Filler Neck Ground Strap (52109)
  • Updated PartTerminology Fuel Tank Filler Neck Insulator (47084) to Fuel Filler Neck Insulator (47084)
  • Updated PartTerminology Fuel Tank Filler Neck Mount Plate (47225) to Fuel Filler Neck Mount Plate (47225)
  • Updated PartTerminology Fuel Tank Filler Neck Retaining Ring (54455) to Fuel Filler Neck Retainer Ring (54455)
  • Updated PartTerminology Fuel Tank Filler Neck Sleeve (19081) to Fuel Filler Neck Sleeve (19081)
  • Updated PartTerminology Fuel Tank Filler Neck Spacer (53931) to Fuel Filler Neck Spacer (53931)
  • Updated PartTerminology Fuel Tank Filler Neck Gasket (47083) to Fuel Filler Neck Gasket (47083)
  • Updated PartTerminology Fuel Tank Filler Neck Mount Plate Gasket (53294) to Fuel Filler Neck Mount Plate Gasket (53294)
  • Updated PartTerminology Fuel Tank Filler Neck Bolt (47080) to Fuel Filler Neck Bolt (47080)
  • Updated PartTerminology Fuel Tank Filler Neck Rivet (47085) to Fuel Filler Neck Rivet (47085)
  • Updated PartTerminology Fuel Tank Filler Neck Screw (47086) to Fuel Filler Neck Screw (47086)
  • Updated PartTerminology Fuel Tank Filler Nut (19778) to Fuel Filler Nut (19778)
  • Updated PartTerminology Axle Housing Filler Plug (22570) to Axle Housing Fill Plug (22570)
  • Updated PartTerminology A/C Compressor Oil Filler Plug (22151) to A/C Compressor Oil Fill Plug (22151)
  • Updated PartTerminology A/C Compressor Oil Filler Plug and Pressure Relief Valve Gasket (17525) to A/C Compressor Oil Fill Plug and Pressure Relief Valve Gasket (17525)
  • Updated PartTerminology A/C Compressor Oil Filler Plug Seal (48640) to A/C Compressor Oil Fill Plug Seal (48640)
  • Updated PartTerminology Brake Hydraulic System Pressure Bleeder Filler Plug (12054) to Brake Hydraulic System Pressure Bleeder Fill Plug (12054)
  • Updated PartTerminology Brake Hydraulic System Pressure Bleeder Filler Plug Core Tube (12055) to Brake Hydraulic System Pressure Bleeder Fill Plug Core Tube (12055)
  • Updated PartTerminology Brake Hydraulic System Pressure Bleeder Filler Plug Seal Nut (12056) to Brake Hydraulic System Pressure Bleeder Fill Plug Seal Nut (12056)
  • Updated PartTerminology Brake Hydraulic System Pressure Bleeder Filler Plug Wing Nut (12057) to Brake Hydraulic System Pressure Bleeder Fill Plug Wing Nut (12057)
  • Updated PartTerminology Transmission Filler Repair End (17441) to Transmission Fluid Filler Repair End (17441)
  • Updated PartTerminology Manual Transmission Oil Filler Tube Seal (23448) to Manual Transmission Fluid Filler Tube Seal (23448)
  • Updated PartTerminology Manual Transmission Oil Filler Plug (21891) to Manual Transmission Fluid Filler Plug (21891)
  • Updated PartTerminology Manual Transmission Oil Filler Tube (15218) to Manual Transmission Fluid Filler Tube (15218)
  • Updated PartTerminology Automatic Transmission Filler Pipe Cover (10994) to Automatic Transmission Fluid Filler Pipe Cover (10994)
  • Updated PartTerminology Automatic Transmission Filler Tube (49580) to Automatic Transmission Fluid Filler Tube (49580)
  • Updated PartTerminology Fuel Vapor Leak Detection Pump Connector (19315) to Evaporative Emissions System Leak Detection Pump Connector (19315)
  • Updated PartTerminology Evaporative Emissions System Detection Pump Filter (16741) to Evaporative Emissions System Leak Detection Pump Filter (16741)

30-Day pcdb change notices

For changes effective in the february 2017 publication

  • PartTerminology License Plate Light Socket Connector (47658) will be removed. Please use License Plate Light Connector (12378) instead
  • Update categorization of Alignment Thrust Plate (13649) to Suspension (16) \ Alignment (324)
  • PartTerminology Suspension Air Compressor Filter Clamp (53153) will be updated to Air Suspension Compressor Filter Clamp (53153)
  • PartTerminology Suspension Air Compressor Filter Retaining Ring (54362) will be updated to Air Suspension Compressor Filter Retaining Ring (54362)
  • PartTerminology Suspension Air Compressor Line Adapter (54303) will be updated to Air Suspension Compressor Line Adapter (54303)
  • PartTerminology Suspension Air Compressor Line Clip (54816) will be updated to Air Suspension Compressor Line Clip (54816)
  • PartTerminology Suspension Air Compressor Line Grommet (53397) will be updated to Air Suspension Compressor Line Grommet (53397)
  • PartTerminology Suspension Air Compressor Line O-Ring (52405) will be updated to Air Suspension Compressor Line O-Ring (52405)
  • PartTerminology Drum Brake Self Adjuster Cable (1700) will be updated to Drum Brake Self-Adjuster Cable (1700)
  • PartTerminology Drum Brake Self Adjuster Cable Guide (10284) will be updated to Drum Brake Self-Adjuster Cable Guide (10284)
  • PartTerminology Drum Brake Self Adjuster Cable Spring (14408) will be updated to Drum Brake Self-Adjuster Cable Spring (14408)
  • PartTerminology Drum Brake Self Adjusting Strut Assembly (10288) will be updated to Drum Brake Self-Adjusting Strut Assembly (10288)
  • PartTerminology Drum Brake Self Adjuster Conversion Kit (1900) will be updated to Drum Brake Self-Adjuster Conversion Kit (1900)
  • PartTerminology Drum Brake Self Adjuster Kit (14867) will be updated to Drum Brake Self-Adjuster Kit (14867)
  • PartTerminology Drum Brake Self Adjuster Repair Kit (1904) will be updated to Drum Brake Self-Adjuster Repair Kit (1904)
  • PartTerminology Self Drilling Screw Tech Tray (21573) will be updated to Self-Drilling Screw Tech Tray (21573)
  • PartTerminology Hybrid Drive Cooling Pump (19003) will be updated to Drive Motor Coolant Pump (19003)

30-Day pcdb use assignment change notices

For PCdb “Use” changes effective in the february 2017 publication

The following Part Terminologies will become PIES only effective in the february 2017 publication

  • Multi Purpose Wire Connector (16545)
  • High Pressure Oil Rail Tool (49336)
  • Engine Piston Wrist Pin C-Clip Installation Tool (50678)

60-Day pcdb change notices

For changes effective in the march 2017 publication

  • Remove duplicate PartTerminology Automatic and Manual Transmission and Differential Lubricant (18775). Please assign Gear Oil (11394) instead
  • Remove duplicate PartTerminology Gear Lubricant (12141). Please assign Gear Oil (11394) instead
  • Remove Positions from PIES only Multi Purpose Retainer (17689)
  • Remove Positions from PIES only Fuel Tank Coating (50159)
  • Remove Positions from PIES only Intercooler (12616)
  • Remove Positions from PIES only Trailer Hitch Boot Brush (51836)
  • Remove Positions from PIES only Fog Light Relay Connector (21277)
  • Remove Positions from PIES only Twin Connection Switch (11774)
  • Remove Positions from PIES only Engine Oil Sump Sealing Compound (18798)
  • Remove Positions from PIES only Stud (11269)
  • Remove Positions from PIES only Alignment Camber Cam Stud Assortment (13476)
  • Remove Positions from PIES only Ramp Lip (49349)
  • Remove Positions from PIES only Ramp Lip Kit (49343)
  • Remove Positions from PIES only Spray Booth Filter (50222)
  • Remove duplicate PartTerminology Manual Transmission Shift Shaft Circlip (12640). Please assign Manual Transmission Shift Shaft C-Clip (23471) instead
  • Remove duplicate PartTerminology Brake Hose Plug (17278). Please assign Brake Hydraulic Hose Plug (15076) instead
  • Remove duplicate PartTerminology Brake Hydraulic Hose Clip (12216). Please assign Brake Hose Lock (10857) instead
  • Remove duplicate PartTerminology Disc Brake Hydraulic Hose (10850). Please assign Brake Hydraulic Hose (1792) instead
  • Remove duplicate PartTerminology Drum Brake Hydraulic Hose (10851). Please assign Brake Hydraulic Hose (1792) instead

60-Day pcdb use assignment change notices

For PCdb “Use” changes effective in the march 2017 publication

The following Part Terminologies will become PIES only effective in the march 2017 publication

  • Media Blasting Media (49428)
  • Media Blasting Hood (20554)

90-Day pcdb change notices

For changes effective in the april 2017 publication

  • PartTerminology Parking Brake Adjuster Cable (23500) will be removed. Please use Parking Brake Cable Adjuster (52408) instead
  • PartTerminology HVAC Pressure In Compressor Switch (4632) will be removed. Please use HVAC Pressure Switch (4492) instead

qualifier database (qdb)
  • Five new qualifiers were added for the January 2017 release

part attribute database (padb)

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


Product Offering Updates

SQL Server 2000 Download Format Retirement

As of the March 2016 publication, we have discontinued SQL Server 2000 as a download option for the ACES databases on enhancedstandard.com. The VCdb, PCdb, Qdb and PAdb will still be supported in Access 2007, ASCII, SQL Server 2008 R2 and MYSQL formats. For our support philosophy moving forward, we will mirror support windows outlined in the Microsoft product support lifecycle. The support lifecycle for SQL server is ( https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle?C2=1044 )

April 2016 was the first publication where the SQL Server 2000 format is no longer being published

Please ensure you are selecting from the following formats for downloading the ACES databases:

  • Access 2007
  • ASCII
  • MYSQL
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
    • This version is the more up to date offering from Microsoft. It is not backwards compatible with the base SQL 2008 version offered
    • It is also the only version utilized in the ACES standards since its original publication back in 2012

For any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact technology@autocare.org .

Heavy Duty Subscriptions

Subscription information for the Medium/Heavy Truck segment of data is available on the VCdb Subscription page. Light Duty application data will remain the same and the subscription will contain Light Duty and Powersports vehicle type groups. MD/HD subscriptions will include the Medium/Heavy Trucks vehicle type group.

The user interface was also updated in August 2015 to allow for the segmentation of data packages. As a current subscriber, you will now see files for each Vehicle Type Group available to you for download.

Download offerings are as follows:

Light Duty / Powersports Licensed Subscribers

  • Light Duty / Powersports combined
  • Light Duty only
  • Powersports only

Medium/Heavy Trucks Licensed Subscribers

  • Medium/Heavy Trucks only

Subscribers Licensed for All Vehicle Type Groups

  • Complete VCdb
  • Light Duty / Powersports combined
  • Light Duty only
  • Powersports only
  • Medium/Heavy Trucks only

If you have any questions, please contact us at aces@autocare.org .

VCdb Data Notification Policy

With the implementation of ID Retention and the VCdb Change Log we are reducing when ID’s change and are better able to track the data and ID changes happening in the VCdb with each month’s publication. With these two enhancements now in place we have the ability to provide a more comprehensive and complete view of the VCdb updates.

Providing this information monthly has led to the approval of the following VCdb Data Notification Policy at the 2015 Fall Leadership Days conference in Austin, Texas.

Notice 

VCdb Update

90-Days

  • Major Schema Changes
  • File Format Changes

60-Days

  • Minor Schema Changes
  • Large Scale Cleanup Projects
  • Deletion of Vehicle Type / Group

30-Days

  • Changes to Vehicle / Base Vehicle ID’s (Light Duty US and Canada)
  • Changes to Engine Base ID’s (Light Duty US and Canada)
  • Movement of vehicles between existing Vehicle Types or Groups

Prior Notification Not Required

  • Changes to vehicles and/or attributes for: Third Party data sources (Medium/Heavy Trucks / Powersports / Light Duty Mexico)
  • Minor impact corrections (non-Base Vehicles/Engines) from change requests
  • New vehicle research/additions (Light Duty US and Canada)
  • Any changes required to new vehicles still in Stages 1-3
  • Removal of invalid vehicles
  • Share