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July 17, 2018

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Auto Industry

GM recalls 88,129 GMC Terrain crossovers for software defect

DETROIT — General Motors Co. is recalling certain 2018 GMC Terrain crossover in the U.S. because a software defect may prevent airbags from deploying during a crash.

Auto Industry

Auto industry trade groups urge renewed NAFTA discussions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nine industry trade associations representing vehicle and parts manufacturers in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. are urging the governments of the three countries to revive negotiations on efforts to modernize NAFTA.

Automotive Service

ASA seeks new executive director

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas — The Automotive Service Association is seeking a new executive director who, in the ASA's words, has the demonstrated leadership ability and professionalism to lead the association.

Automotive Service

JohnDow Industries rolls out new branding campaign

BARBERTON, Ohio — Automotive aftermarket equipment and products distributor JohnDow Industries Inc. has unveiled a branding campaign designed to communicate the strength of the multiple product lines marketed and sold under the JohnDow brand.

Auto Industry

ACA establishes memorial fund for ex-CEO Al Gaspar

BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association has established a memorial fund in his honor of the group's former president and CEO, Al Gaspar, who died last November at age 79.

Auto Industry

Congress celebrates auto restoration, collection

WASHINGTON — Congress has declared July 13 "Collector Car Appreciation Day" in celebration of the role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

Government & Law

Catholic University sets up scholarship in Littlefield's name

WASHINGTON — Roy E. Littlefield III is well-known in the tire industry as the longtime executive vice president of the Tire Industry Association.

Factory Fixes

Vacuum leak may be cause of Lancer's check engine light

Some 2004-06 Mitsubishi Lancer models with 2.0-liter engines may run rough and illuminate the check engine light. When you hook up your scan tool, you may find trouble code P0171 (lean exhaust) stored in the PCM.

Dan Marinucci

Tests boost productivity, profitability of scan tools

Bi-directional tests improve the productivity and, ultimately, the profitability of a scan tool in any automotive service facility. Although this feature increases the tool's price, its diagnostic value more than offsets the extra cost.

New Products

Tenneco expands line of Monroe Quick-Strut assemblies

Branick designs tire inflation cage for small utility tires

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