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Flashing Escape

Some 2006 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles built between 10-3-2005 and 11-2-2005 equipped with fender-mounted side turn signal lamps may experience “fast flashing” (which normally indicates a burned-out bulb) of either the left, right or both turn signals even though a turn signal lamp is not burned out. In some cases, this “fast flashing” is immediately noticeable when the turn signal is activated. In other cases, the bulb will flash normally for quite some time before flashing at the faster rate.

Civic hybrid software update

Three DTCs have been added for 2006-2009 Honda Civic Hybrids. These DTCs were not listed in the service manual and their descriptions were not in the HDS.

No keys for FJ Cruiser?

The transponder ECU on some 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser vehicles does not support key code erasure in the event that all master keys are lost. These transponder ECUs also do not support the “reseed” function. If all registered master keys are lost, then the transponder ECU must be replaced.

Mazda wire chafe

Some 2007-2009 Mazda3 (not including Mazdaspeed3) and 2007-2010 Mazda5 vehicles with VINs lower than JM1CR******367196 (produced before November 6, 2009 may experience the MIL on with DTC P0131/P2251 because the A/F sensor connector bracket contacts and damages the sensor harness. To prevent the interference, the shape of the sensor connector bracket has been changed.


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First of 11 Parts Plus stores opens in Puerto Rico

UniPiezas Alfredo Auto Parts Inc. commemorated the opening of the first Parts Plus-branded store in Puerto Rico with an open-house event and vintage car show that attracted more than 1,000 attendees and local TV coverage, according to Mike Lambert, president of the Automotive Distribution Network.

Rancho named an official sponsor of Tread Lightly!

Tenneco Inc. reports its Rancho brand has become an official sponsor of Tread Lightly!.

Federal-Mogul changes leadership in regional operations

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., named new executives to head two global business units and announced several other leadership changes in its regional operations.

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