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Chryslers cry wolf

Various 2010 Chrysler vehicles may exhibit a theft alarm that intermittently sounds for no apparent reason, accompanied by a no-start. This applies to 2010 Town & Country/Grand Caravan, Journey, Jeep Nitro, Jeep Wrangler, Liberty and Cherokee vehicles, equipped with the Security Alarm or Premium Security Alarm systems.

Mercedes gauges are inoperative

Some 2009 Mercedes Benz models 204 and 212 may exhibit inoperative analog needle instruments for approximately one to two minutes after engine start.

Strong growth: Net Driven opens new HQ in Scranton, Pa.

Net Driven announced that strong growth in online marketing investments by North America’s automotive businesses is fueling continued expansion at the provider of website and Internet marketing solutions for tire, automotive service, new and used car retailers in the United States and Canada.

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The Rabbit died

Owners of 2006-2007 VW Rabbit or GTI, or 2005-2007 Jetta vehicles may complain about an intermittent crank or no-crank condition, which may be more evident when hot. This may be caused internally when the steering column electronic systems control module (J527) fails. This causes Terminal 50 to not energize high, which results in a no-crank condition.

Kirkland added to Centric Parts sales team

Centric Parts has appointed industry veteran Charlie Kirkland to the newly created position of director of sales for program groups.

Fusion confusion

Some 2010-2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Milan Hybrid and 2011 MKZ Hybrid vehicles built on or before 9-9-2010 may exhibit a wrench light on with no drivability concerns and DTC P0A7C (motor electronics over temperature) stored in the PCM.

SEMA industry awards nominations open through July 25

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced that through July 25, 2014, members now have the opportunity to select nominees for the 2014 SEMA Person of the Year, Rep Agency of the Year and WD of the Year Award.

<p>According to Infiniti, the J-49829 transmission fill pump is considered an essential special tool.</p> Finicky Infiniti trans fill

This bulletin applies to all Infinity vehicles equipped with the 7-speed automatic transmission using Nissan Matic S ATF.

Alliance selects Ritchie as category manager

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc. has announced the addition of Michael Ritchie as category manager to its headquarters staff in San Antonio, Texas.

New KYB website features ‘The More You Know the Safer You Drive’ video section

Ride control product manufacturer KYB Americas Corp. has announced the release of a new website and has been improved with important ride control information that will help auto care industry professionals and consumers alike.

Techs can earn free service tools in ACI 2014 WD power window promotion

ACI announced its 2014 WD promotion, running now through Sept. 26 that offers installer customers the most popular power window motors and combos, all in one part number.


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