The New Venture 246 transfer case has been in production since 1998. New Venture, however, is no longer with us, having been acquired by Magna International, a large conglomerate that is a tier 1 supplier to many of the global auto manufacturers. I wrote a previous in-depth article about the NV246, which you can download from our website (www.rsgear.com) for free, explaining the workings of this active-transfer-case theory of operation and electronic controls. Go to Technical, and find NV 246, Understanding the Tricks, under the transfer-case section. This article describes the design changes and the fixes for common problems and design defects for this unit.