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Super Duty DTC

Some 2011-2014 Ford F-Super Duty trucks equipped with a 6.7L diesel engine may exhibit an illuminated MIL and DTC P2043. This DTC sets due to a fault in the reductant heater assembly.

Choking VW

This bulletin applies to 2013 Volkswagen Routan and all other models equipped with a TDI engine. If you receive a complaint of low power with a TDI engine, check the mass airflow sensor reading in measuring block, group 00, field 10.

Computer Prank

This bulletin applies to 2014 Chevy Malibu vehicles. A technician may find when performing a DTC check using a scan tool that the Multi-axis Acceleration Sensor Module has a DTC U0121 (loss of communication with the EBCM) set in history.

Pop Goes the Rear Mainseal

Some owners of 2011 Buick Regal vehicles equipped with a 2.4L engine may complain of an engine oil leak that appeared in extremely cold ambient temperatures (generally 0 degrees Fahrenheit or colder). They may also comment that they heard a single “pop” noise immediately before the oil leak started.

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Tenneco Rewards Consumers for Dynomax Exhaust Purchases

Tenneco Inc. is rewarding customers up to $100 for purchasing a Dynomax performance exhaust system. The “Get Up to $100” promotion runs Sept. 1-Oct. 31, 2017.

SMP Is Accepted Into MERA Program

Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has been accepted into the Manufactured Again Certification (MERA) program.  

Innova Offers Connected Car Technology System for the Aftermarket

The Innova Telematics Solutions connected car technology system from Innova Electronics Corp. is designed to link automotive repair shops to customers and parts stores.

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