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Moody Mustang

Some 2013 Ford Mustangs built on or before 11/30/2012 and equipped with a 5.0L engine and manual transmission may exhibit a check engine light accompanied by any combination of DTCs P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306, P0307 and/or P0308 stored in continuous memory only. Additionally, there will be no apparent drivability symptoms present and no other DTCs.

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Updating the 6.7L Ram

This bulletin applies to 2016 Dodge Ram 3500 Cab Chassis trucks equipped with a 6.7L Cummins diesel engine.

<p>To help technicians stay ahead of the curve, AAPEXedu will provide classroom, hands-on and underhood training.</p> Training Opportunities Abound at AAPEX 2019

At this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), several industry organizations will bring their training expertise to the educational segment – AAPEXedu -- offering a mix of classroom, hands-on and underhood sessions to keep automotive repair professionals, auto parts retailers and warehouse distributors ahead of the curve. 

Trans Trauma

Certain 2017 GMC Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission may have a condition where a false failure action is being taken when it is not required. This condition can result in the transmission holding the last known safe gear for 6 seconds.

Denso Invests $1.95 Million In Technical Training Center

Denso Corp. has invested $1.95 million to open the North Technical Training Center at its Battle Creek, Mich., facility.

<p>Note the location of the bed plate bolt hole (circled in red).</p> Chevy Leaker

This bulletin applies to 2016-2019 Chevy Camaro vehicles equipped with a 2.0L or 2.5L engine. An engine oil leak may be found from the side of the engine block, near the starter. The condition may be caused by porosity in the cast engine block at a bed plate bolt hole location.

Jasper Acquires Diesel USA Group

Jasper Holdings Inc., the parent company of Jasper Engines and Transmissions, has acquired Diesel USA Group Inc. headquartered in Louisville, Ky.

<p>A defective power window regulator/motor assembly control circuit board may be responsible for continued radio play after engine off and the driver door opened.</p> Radio Continues to Play

This bulletin applies to 2016-2017 Buick Cascada vehicles. Some customers may comment that when parking and turning off the vehicle, the radio continues to play after the driver door is opened. Technicians may find DTCs U1530 or U1534.

Tom O’Brien Retires as SKF President

Tom O’Brien, president for SKF Vehicle Service Market North America (VSM NA), retired from the company on May 31. O’Brien held the position of president for SKF VSM NA since early 2014. 

<p>Auto Care Association Director of State Affairs Tom Tucker addressed nearly 400 Alliance members and channel partners at the Sheraton New Orleans on June 4, 2019, to discuss the industry&rsquo;s political status. The call to action was a part of the Alliance&rsquo;s annual four-day Summer Shareholder Meeting in New Orleans.</p> Alliance Wraps Up Summer Shareholders Meeting

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance concluded its 2019 Summer Shareholder Meeting at the Sheraton New Orleans on June 5.

<p>As an incentive to watch the video, The Group Training Academy will randomly award a $100 gift card each to two members who view the entire broadcast.</p> The Group Training Academy Offers Live-Stream Sessions

The Group Training Academy is offering access to monthly high-definition (HD) broadcasts covering current and emerging topics and trends in the auto care industry.

<p>(Left to right): Luke Smith, ACPN chairman, Momentum USA Inc. and the BPI catalog team: Lee Rico; Krister Kittelson; Paul Gurns and Zack Rasmussen at the awards ceremony.</p> Raybestos Web Catalog Wins Network Award

Brake Parts Inc LLC recently received a silver Content Excellence Award for its Raybestos web catalog from the Automotive Content Professionals Network during its recent conference for catalog and content managers. 

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