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Freezing Ford failure

Some 2008-2009 Ford F-Super Duty, Econoline and LCF vehicles built between 5-18-2007 and 11-1-2008 and operated in cold climates of –35 degrees F and colder that are equipped with a 5R110W transmission, built without the factory installed external in-line transmission filter can experience premature low/reverse one way clutch failure. This can be caused by a lack of lubrication in severe cold temperatures.

Raining on Saab parade

Some owners of 2005-2008 Saab 9-7X vehicles may comment on an intermittent MIL/SES light illuminated with a message center or an indicator that displays “Reduced Engine Power.” DTC P2138 (accelerator pedal position sensor 1-2 correlation) may be set.

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.

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Anco Wiper brand begins second year as NHL's official wiper blade

Federal-Mogul Motorparts' Anco Wipers brand is returning for a second year as the official wiper blade of the National Hockey League (NHL) for the 2014-15 season.

Federal-Mogul Motorparts buys stake in AutoMD

AutoMD, Inc., previously a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. (PRTS), has announced that Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., Cox Automotive, Inc., and existing U.S. Auto Parts investors have purchased a minority stake in AutoMD.

Eaton offers array of fuse caddies and trays

Power management company Eaton released two new fuse caddies and accompanying tray assortments from its Bussmann business. Designed to store a complete fuse inventory in one compact location, the easy-to-use caddies offer convenience and accessibility to automotive service professionals.

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