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Jeep Patriot Fuel Tube

This bulletin applies to 2016 Jeep Patriot vehicles built between September 14 and 18, 2016. Some fuel filler tubes may have an issue with the fuel fill cap thread specification.

Yet Another Ram Reflash

This bulletin applies to 2011 Dodge Ram trucks equipped with an electronic vehicle information center (EVIC) /or Parksense rear park assist. Customers may not understand the EVIC message display “Blinded.” This indicates that the Parksense rear park assist sensors require cleaning. The EVIC flash will change the display to indicate “Clean Sensors.”

Valve Seals Already?

Some 2011-2013 Ford E-Series vans equipped with a 5.4L 2V or 6.8L 2V engine and built on or before 11/12/2012 may exhibit excessive oil consumption, where 1 quart of oil is consumed at less than 3,000 miles.

Mixed Up Coils?

Several GM vehicle models may feature two distinctively different-looking per-cylinder valve-cover-mounted ignition coils. This is due to a supplier difference and, according to GM, does not affect performance or serviceability.

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Ford Adds New Reward Levels to Wholesale Parts Program

Ford Motor Co. is adding a new level of rewards to its Ford Professional Service Network (PSN) wholesale parts program for independent repair facilities.

New 'Proof is in the Pennzoil' Ad Campaign Is Launched

Pennzoil has launched its new campaign, “Proof is in the Pennzoil.” The campaign is focused on depicting pure innovation by presenting facts about what makes Pennzoil stand apart from competition. It will run nationally in the United States and Canada across TV, digital, social and radio.

BCA Product Line Continues to Grow

NTN, the parent company of BCA Bearings, has announced the release of 139 new product SKUs. The new products cover BCA’s wheel hubs and bearings product lines.  

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