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Remote start glitch

Some 2013 Ford Focus vehicles equipped with the 2.0L GDI (gasoline direct injection) engine and with Intelligent Access remote start feature, and built on or before 4-1-2013, may exhibit DTC P025A/U0109/P0103 stored in the powertrain control module memory.

Infiniti key registration

This bulletin applies to the 2008 Infiniti QX56, and any Infiniti models equipped with I-Key (Intelligent Key).

Raindrops keep falling on my GM

Owners of 2005-2011 GM passenger cars and light trucks may comment about an intermittent MIL illuminated with a message or an indicator that displays reduced engine power. The technician may find DTC P2138 (accelerator pedal position APP sensor 1-2 connection set as current or in history).

Turbo dimple

This bulletin applies to 2007-2010 Mazdaspeed 3, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 and 2007-2010 CX-7 2.3L models.


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JS Products hires regional sales directors

JS Products Inc. has added two industry veterans to its Backshop Solutions TPMS team.

ContiTech’s new website offers troubleshooting tips

Continental A.G.’s ContiTech division has launched a website that focuses on vehicle maintenance and troubleshooting tips for automotive aftermarket professionals and consumers.

Mahle introduces nearly 60 part numbers for range of applications

Mahle Aftermarket Inc. introduced 58 part numbers in June 2015 for various types of bearings, gaskets, pistons, piston rings, filters, and thermostats for a range of light vehicle and heavy duty applications.

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