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Lift Overview: They’re More Than Just a Riser with Muscle
Airbag Deactivation Tips: How to Avoid Accidental Deployment and Prevent Expense and Injury
6.4L Powerstroke Diesel Fuel System
Why Your Shop Should Worry About Faulty Airbags

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Overly Sensitive Acura

This bulletin applies to all 2000 and later Acura models with SRS. The OPDS (Occupant Position Detection System) sensors in the front passenger seat back pad are very sensitive and can set SRS DTC 15-3 (faulty OPDS sensor) or 86-11 (faulty OPDS seat back sensor) if they are exposed to even small amounts of electronic interference.

Rubbed The Wrong Way

Some owners of 2009-2011 Chevy Traverse vehicles (as well as 2008-2011 Buick Enclave, 2007-2011 GMC Acadia and 2007-2010 Saturn OUTLOOK) may complain about an intermittent no-crank/no-start, liftgate inoperative and/or warning lights on.

Lifelong Lube?

This bulletin applies to 2000-2010 Cadillac Escalade models. The service information and owners manual do not show a service interval for the 7.6, 8.6, 9.5, 9.75, 10.5 and 11.5-inch rear axles with or without G80 locking differential.

Faulty Fiesta Fuse

Some 2011 Ford Fiesta vehicles may exhibit a MIL on with DTC U029F set in the PCM, and/or a no-crank condition with no communication with the PCM.


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The Only Battery Brand At Advance Auto Parts Will Be Interstate Batteries

Interstate Batteries will become the exclusive automotive and specialty battery brand to Advance Auto Parts stores and customers in the spring of 2018.

KYB Americas Extends Coverage for Trucks, SUVs and Crossovers

KYB Americas Corp. has expanded its coverage of the growing truck, SUV and crossover market. The expansion includes growth in the twin-tube Excel-G and Strut-Plus lineups as well as additions to KYB’s monotube lines of Gas-a-Just and MonoMax shocks and struts.

Cardone Industries to Build Distribution Center in Texas

Cardone Industries reports it plans to build a state-of-the-art distribution center in Harlingen, Texas, near the company’s current core processing facilities. Construction of the new facility is expected to begin in January 2018 and be finished by December 2018.

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