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Nissan TPMS issue

This TSB applies to all Nissan vehicles equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), where the TPMS warning light is illuminated steady or flashing.

Pop goes the Lexus

Some 2011-2012 Lexus LS 460 AWD vehicles may exhibit a front suspension noise described as a “spring pop” while driving slowly and turning the steering wheel to the left or right lock position.

Who would have thought?

This TSB applies to a range of GM vehicles where the PPS (passenger presence system) may command the seat belt reminder chime and passenger airbag indicator on, when electronic devices or conductive objects are placed on the front passenger seat. DTC 5045 or B0074 OF may be set in the PPS module.

Funky Ford TPS

Some 2008-2010 Ford F-Super-Duty vehicles equipped with the 5.4L engine may exhibit a MIL on with DTC P2135. Various other DTCs may also be present. Drivability symptoms may include intermittent rough idle, idle speed below specification and/or reduced power.

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Mitchell 1 says 'Thank you' on Facebook

As a way to show appreciation for auto service professionals, Mitchell 1 has launched its “Thank You Thursdays” Facebook sweepstakes, running now through Nov. 27, 2014.

Free AAPEX 2014 mobile app helps attendees navigate show floor

The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) says the show’s free 2014 mobile app includes new content and features to help users navigate the display floor. AAPEX is scheduled for Nov. 4-6 in Las Vegas with AAPEXedu sessions starting Nov. 3.

Federal-Mogul Motorparts appoints new CMO

Laura Soave has been appointed Sr. V.P., Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Federal-Mogul Motorparts.

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