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Audi misfire

This bulletin applies to 2008-2014 Audi A3, A4, TT, A5, A5 Cabriolet and Q5, and 2012-2014 A6 vehicles. A MIL may be on with P0300 and/or P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304 (cylinder misfire detected), along with a rough idle. The engine may have reduced performance without significant loss of power or stalling.

Nissan is not cool

This bulletin applies to 2007-2012 Nissan Altima sedans and coupes and 2009-2012 Maxima A35 vehicles.

Mazda jiggle

Some 2011 Mazda vehicles built before Feb. 9, 2011, may experience MIL illumination with DTC P0128 (thermostat stuck open) stored in memory during engine warm-up at idle. This may be caused by the thermostat jiggle pin contacting the thermostat cover because the thermostat jiggle pin location was not oriented properly.

Nissan tap dance

Some 2007-2008 Nissan 350Z, 2009 350Z roadster and 2009 370Z coupes may exhibit a tapping noise coming from the dash area when the engine is running at operating temperature. The noise may sound like a screwdriver being tapped on the workbench. The tapping speed increases and decreases with engine rpm and may require engine rpm of about 3,000 for the noise to be heard.


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Trico Products releases 2014 U.S. Application Guide

Trico Products’ U.S. Application Guide for 2014 is now available. The guide provides details on all Trico products, which are listed by product line, vehicle year, make and model.

GAAS extends deadline for hotel registration to April 25

The hotel registration deadline for the 2014 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) in Rosemont, Ill., has been extended until Friday, April 25. GAAS will take place on May 20- 21.

DENSO honored by APA for being first with new model year parts

DENSO Products and Services Americas Inc. has received the branded manufacturer of the year award from the Automotive Parts Associates (APA).

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