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Cold Dodge Ram pickup

This TSB applies to 2012 Ram 3500 Cab Chassis, 2500 and 1500 pickup models. A MIL on may be accompanied by DTC P0441 (EVAP purge system performance). The transmission temperature light and/or transmission cooler may be frozen. This condition typically occurs when temperatures are below -10 degrees Fahrenheit, on vehicles equipped with the 6-speed automatic transmissions.

Mazda oxygen sensor

This bulletin applies to 2007-2009 Mazda CX-7 and Mazdaspeed3 and 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 models. Some vehicles may experience a hesitation or surge when accelerating after engine warm-up. The symptoms may be noticed before the MIL illumination, with DTC P0134, P2096, P2097, P2177, P2187, P2188, P2195 or P2237 is stored in memory. This may be caused by a front O2 sensor signal failure due to a crack on the primary or secondary O2 sensor cells.

Low volt Lexus

This bulletin applies to 1994 and later Lexus models, including both non-hybrid and hybrid). Low battery voltage can contribute to a MIL-on for P0335 (crankshaft position sensor circuit) and/or P0430 (camshaft position sensor circuit) due to inconsistent rotational speed of the crankshaft.

Hyundai Tucson: Mistakes happen

2005-2008 Hyundai Tucson 2.0L and 2.7L engines are equipped with different air filter housings. If the incorrect air filter housing is installed, DTC P0171/P0174 (system too lean) may result.

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Start planning now for National Car Care Month

With National Car Care Month in April quickly approaching, there is no better time to put a proactive plan in place to convince your customers to invest in their vehicles to keep them running better and longer, reports the Car Care Council.

Federated Free Fuel Fridays awards are back

Federated Auto Parts reports Federated Free Fuel Fridays are back. Beginning Jan. 30, Federated will announce four winners of free gas cards on its Federated Auto Parts and Federated Car Care Facebook pages.

WORLDPAC distribution centers are on the move

WORLDPAC Canada recently expanded operations with the move of their Toronto Area Distribution Centre to a new 110,000-square-foot facility, making it the largest WORLDPAC location in Canada.

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