Wednesday, May 15, 2013
This bulletin applies to Kia Borrego vehicles built from May 2, 2002, to Jan. 20, 2009. The high strength plastic mount for the brake pedal is designed to break off in certain collisions to help protect the driver’s leg from injury when the brake is applied during impact.
Some 2001-2005 Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable, 2001-2006 Escape and 2005-2006 Mariner vehicles built prior to 1-17-2006 equipped with the 3.0L 4V Duratec engine may exhibit a ticking noise from the left bank cylinder head, only with the engine at normal operating temperature.
Tenneco Inc. is rewarding counter professionals with a $10 Visa prepaid card for each pair of qualifying Monroe Quick-Strut replacement assemblies sold during the Monroe “Real Rewards” promotion between May and June 30, 2013.
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This bulletin applies to 2007-2009 Infiniti QX56 vehicles, where a power window “Auto Up” will not work. This requires resetting the limit switch.
Federated Auto Parts honored DENSO with the Education and Training Vendor of the Year award.
Some Toyota vehicles may exhibit a rattle or buzz noise coming from the driver’s instrument panel area. The noise can be duplicated when lightly accelerating and then decelerating, or when depressing the brake pedal with the shift lever in Park and then releasing the brake pedal. An updated vacuum check valve is now available to reduce this noise.
PGM Recovery Systems LLC is a nationwide processor of used O2 and A/F sensors. Don’t toss these sensors into the trash; recycle instead.
This TSB applies to 2008 Nissan Pathfinder, Frontier and Xterra vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. A short (lasts less than one second) bump/thump may be felt with light throttle application, while driving on a flat or slightly inclined road, with the transmission in fifth gear and the torque converter at full lockup, with an engine speed of approximately 1,100-1,300 rpm and at speeds of 35 to 45 mph.
Snap-on Inc. announced that it has acquired Challenger Lifts Inc. for approximately $38 million in cash.
Airtex Fuel Delivery Systems was recently awarded the National Catalog Managers Association (NCMA) President's Award for Catalog Excellence.
Online registration for the 2013 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) is open for at www.aapexshow.com/Register. AAPEX 2013 is set for Nov. 5-7 at the Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas.
Federated Auto Parts has recognized two vendors, Strong Arm and KYB Americas Corp., for outstanding performance. The company's annual Co-Man vendor awards recognize supplier partners who have shown outstanding dedication and support of the Federated Co-Man operation and programs.
The Texas Franchise Tax legislation was included in Substitute House Bill 500, which recently passed the Texas State House.
Fox Lake, Ill.-based Bruin Brake Cables announces a 100% “Correct Cable, No Comeback” accuracy guarantee. The company, which specializes in manufacturing emergency brake cables, says if a customer receives the wrong brake cable, the next two cables are free.
The Automotive Distribution Network’s 2013 summer sweepstakes will award a Bahamas cruise and hundreds of other prizes to service dealers who buy from participating Parts Plus and Auto Pride warehouse distributors and auto stores from May 1 to June 30, 2013.