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Chafing Chevy

This bulletin applies to 2014 Chevy Equinox vehicles. In “rare” cases, customers may comment that the MIL is on, accompanied by poor performance/reduced power. Technicians may find DTC P0641 or various other codes set.

Hot Super Duty

Some 2011-2012 Ford F-Super Duty vehicles equipped with the 6.7L diesel engine may exhibit a Stop Safely Now instrument cluster message with the MIL on, with DTCs P200E and P200C.

Whiny Caddy

This bulletin applies to 2011-2013 Cadillac Escalade models. You may receive a vehicle with a concern of an audible engine whine noise at 1,500-1,800 rpm. The noise can be heard inside the vehicle at or near the right side of the dash/bulkhead area.

Zapping the Volt

Some owners of 2011-2014 Chevy Volt vehicles may comment that the vehicle did not fully complete a charge or that charging was interrupted. A MIL may also be illuminated.


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AAPEX Releases Mobile App for 2017 Event

The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) has released its mobile app for the 2017 event, which is set for Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nev.

Washbish Promoted to Alliance Director of Marketing

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance has promoted John (JC) Washbish to director of marketing. He will lead the marketing group’s efforts in the development and implementation of all communications, promotions, branding, public relations and event marketing.

Gabriel Website Offers Training Resources

Ride Control LLC has launched its Gabriel website training menu with a series of training options as an expansion of its Answerman technical service offerings. This includes videos, technical bulletins, online catalogs and FAQs for both light and heavy-duty vehicles.

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