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Check Porsche on-board computer to confirm correct oil level

This TSB applies to 2009 and later Boxster, Boxster S, Cayman, Cayman S, 911 Carrera, Carrera S and Turbo models.


 
Backwards Toyota: wire harness connector from ECU to ASV swapped

This bulletin provides diagnostic information for 2012 Toyota Tacoma vehicles equipped with the 1GR-FE 4.0L engine, regarding the secondary air injection system’s air switching valve (ASV). Certain vehicles have an incorrectly configured main engine harness.


Senator urges FTC to take action against carmakers' misleading warranty tactics

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to take action against carmakers’ misleading warranty tactics, a position that echoes a long-standing contention of the Auto Care Association (ACA).



 
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DCT is not an issue

While performing diagnostics, a technician may notice DTC B2455 stored as a history code in the vehicle communication interface module (VCIM) when there is no issue with the microphone.


Mitchell 1 has free tablet for new ProDemand subscribers at AAPEX

Mitchell 1 is giving a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 16GB tablet to every new ProDemand or ProDemand bundle subscriber who signs a minimum 12-month agreement at the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Nov. 4-6 in Las Vegas.


 
Installing warning lights may disable brake shift interlock

Fleets that manage Ford police, emergency or municipal vehicles (Crown Victoria, Exepedition, etc.) may have had their vehicles modified to flash the brake lamps whenever the police lights or other aftermarket lights are turned on, which may disable the brake shift interlock.


Tenneco grows direct-fit converter line as shops return to emissions segment

Tenneco Inc. says a growing number of automotive service providers that have historically outsourced catalytic converter replacement and other emissions control services are returning to the category due in part to its Walker Emissions Control brand’s expanding range of direct-fit converters and exhaust assemblies.


 
<p>The ignition key switch illumination for the Hyundai Azera has changed from sky blue to white/blue beginning with vehicles built on Jan. 5, 2009.</p> Small detail to note on Azera ignition

This bulletin provides information regarding a change in 2009 Hyundai Azera ignition key switch illumination.


Susan Medick joins the board of the Aftermarket Foundation

The Aftermarket Foundation has named Susan Medick, chief financial and operations officer for the Auto Care Association (ACA), to its board of trustees. She will serve on the board's finance and marketing and public relations committees.


 
Centric Parts releases 2015 Brake Systems Catalog for 2010-15 vehicles

Centric Parts has released its 2015 Brake Systems Catalog with more than 550 new listings for import and domestic vehicles from model years 2010-2015.


NATEF releases update to Integrated Academics guide

The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) has released the updated Being Relevant Matters Integrated Academics guide. The guide was funded through a grant program created by the ACT Foundation for members of the National Network of Business Industry Associations.


 
<p>SMP's PTS training program is now available via an annual subscription package.</p> SMP launches annual subscription package for online PTS training program

Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has launched an annual subscription package to its Standard PTS on-demand training program.


Dayco to unveil two serpentine belt designs at AAPEX

Dayco Products LLC will unveil two serpentine belt designs during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 4-6, 2014.


 
Mitchell 1 adds low score diagnostics feature to consumer reviews

Mitchell 1 has added a low score diagnostics feature to its consumer reviews offered in the SocialCRM customer retention and new customer acquisition service.


FDP adds brake parts for 2015 models

FDP Friction Science says it is first in the aftermarket to offer front brake pads for the 2015 Ford Expedition, 2015 Lincoln Navigator, and 2014 Ford F-150.





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<p>Pictured is the homepage of Veyance Technologies' new website devoted to aftermarket belts. The company has entered the website and its new OAD diagnostic kit in the New Product Showcase at AAPEX.</p>
Veyance will highlight new website for belts and OAD diagnostic kit at AAPEX
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