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Fiesta Takes a Siesta

Some 2014 Ford Fiesta vehicles equipped with a 1.6L TIVCT engine and manual transmission, built on or before 5/29/2013 may exhibit the MIL on with a lack of power, accompanied by DTC P061B.

False DTC

This bulletin applies to 2011 Subaru Forester equipped with a 2.5L naturally aspirated engine. DTC P0108 may be stored (manifold absolute pressure/barometric pressure circuit high input). There is a possibility that this DTC can be erroneously stored in memory when the starter motor is stopped before the engine starts completely.

SRS Light Stays On

This bulletin applies to 2011 Honda Insight vehicles. If you find an SRS indicator light on and the HDS isn’t talking with the SRS, check for DTCFs in the gauge control module.

Reprogram the Ram

Owners a 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 series and 4500/5500 cab chassis may complain about a harsh 1-2 downshift if equipped with the AISIN AS69RC automatic transmission.


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Kirk Dawson Is the New Vice President and General Manager at VSG

Vehicle Service Group (VSG) has named Kirk Dawson vice president and general manager – the Americas.

McIntosh Picked as AP Emissions Technology President

APC Automotive Technologies LLC has promoted Andy McIntosh to president of its AP Emissions Technologies division. McIntosh will be responsible for leading AP Emissions and all of its business units across Goldsboro, N.C. (AP Emissions); Hobart, Ind. (CATCO/Aristo); and Langhorne, Pa. (Eastern Catalytic).

Mobile App Helps Navigate AAPEX 2018

The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) has introduced its 2018 Mobile App that provides everything to help attendees plan for and navigate this year’s event taking place Tuesday, Oct. 30, through Thursday, Nov.1, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

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