Dorman announces 250 new products for March, including over 100 new aftermarket items; products include two transmission control modules that fit 1.6 million Ford Fiesta, Focus cars, fuel pump driver for 1.2 million GM vehicles

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COLMAR, Pennsylvania , March 10, 2022 (press release) –

Highlights:

  • Two new Dorman® OE FIX™ transmission control modules (TCMs) remanufactured in the USA and engineered to fit 1.6+ million Ford Focus and Fiesta vehicles
  • A new Dorman OE FIX fuel pump driver module for 1.2+ million GM vehicles, featuring upgrades to the factory design that can help save installation time and eliminate costly programming
  • A windshield wiper motor and transmission assembly designed to fit 1.6+ million GM cars, offering technicians a complete replacement for both the motor and the transmission/linkage as a unit to reduce labor time and help ensure accurate reassembly
  • Five additions to Dorman’s fast-growing line of hard-to-find parts and accessories for millions of popular turbocharged cars, trucks and SUVs

Dorman Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:DORM) is announcing today the release of 250 new auto parts, including more than 100 new-to-the-aftermarket parts that advance the company’s mission of giving repair professionals and vehicle owners greater freedom to fix a wide range of cars and trucks.

Dorman continues to provide consumers and service technicians aftermarket choices for common failures on millions of vehicles. This month’s new product releases include two Dorman OE FIX™ transmission control modules (609-031 and 609-032) remanufactured in the USA and designed to fit more than 1.6 million late-model Ford Fiesta and Focus cars. The original equipment TCM on these vehicles uses compliant pin connections for critical components. Over time and normal use, the connections can become loose and begin to fail, causing automatic transmission malfunctions. Dorman’s improved TCMs feature soldered connections on all critical component connections and 100% new seals to help prevent future corrosion.

Dorman’s newest OE FIX fuel pump driver module (601-130) offers significant time savings and feature upgrades compared to the original equipment driver module on more than 1.2 million popular GM vehicles. When the factory module fails on certain Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles, the dealership's replacement part requires expensive calibration and programming. This Dorman OE FIX replacement is pre-programmed for an easier and more predictable installation. It also features a thermal- and vibration-tested backing plate for greater resistance to corrosion and upgraded active electronic components for added reliability.

Extending coverage in all-in-one assemblies designed to save technicians labor time and money, a new windshield wiper motor and transmission assembly (602-225AS) is designed to fit 1.6+ million GM cars, offering technicians a complete replacement for the motor and the transmission/linkage as a unit, rather than troubleshooting and sourcing those parts individually.

Reinforcing its position as an aftermarket leader in replacement components and accessories for turbocharged vehicles, Dorman is also introducing five new hard-to-find parts covering a combined total of more than five million GM, GMC, Ford and Ram cars and trucks. Those new products include an aftermarket-exclusive intercooler inlet hose (667-304) and two aftermarket-exclusive oil feed lines (667-526 and 625-837), along with a new air cooler line (667-311) and an air intercooler (918-967), adding to Dorman’s rapidly expanding coverage in those aftermarket part categories.

Other highlights from this month’s new product announcement include:

  • Three new Dorman OE FIX exhaust manifold mount hardware kits (03218HP, 03309HP, and 03411HP) with application-specific assortments of fasteners constructed of 100% stainless steel that replace factory-style fasteners that tend to fail from thermal cycles and corrosion.
  • An OE FIX power steering cooler (918-976) engineered to fit more than three million Chevrolet and Cadillac and GMC SUVs, incorporating a stacked fin design to help ensure a more robust repair than the original equipment cooler’s wire fins, which can be prone to corrosion and breakage.
  • An OE FIX exhaust temperature sensor (904-797) for select Lexus LS600h sedans that provides a more predictable repair by including a weldable replacement bung in case the old sensor seizes in the bung during removal.
  • A direct-replacement parking assist sensor (684-079) engineered to replace an original equipment sensor that tends to suffer a high failure rate on more than 6.5 million Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, GMC, and Saturn vehicles.
  • A battery tray assembly (60322) offering a cost-effective direct replacement for the original equipment tray assembly on 1.3 million aging GM SUVs.
  • A direct-replacement transmission gearshift cable (905-146) for 800,000 2010-2020 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans.
  • A fuel tank strap (578-690) engineered to fit 13 million 1999-2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks with factory straps, which are recommended for replacement whenever the fuel tank is serviced or replaced.
  • The addition of 124 new chassis parts, increasing Dorman’s aftermarket coverage in direct-replacement ball joints, control arms, tie rods, stabilizer bar link kits and other high-turnover suspension components and repair kits.

These are just a few of Dorman’s 250 featured new product releases this month. To sign up to receive all of Dorman’s new product announcements directly every month, visit DormanProducts.com/signup. To learn more about Dorman, take the Dorman Virtual Tour at DormanProducts.com/tour.

Note: Vehicle-in-Operation (VIO) information in this press release is based on Dorman’s analysis of third-party reports.

Contacts

Marketing: Steve Gisondi, Vice President of Marketing
sgisondi@dormanproducts.com

Investor Relations: David Hession, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
dhession@dormanproducts.com

About Dorman Products
Dorman gives repair professionals and vehicle owners greater freedom to fix cars and trucks. For over 100 years, we have been driving new solutions for the automotive aftermarket, releasing tens of thousands of replacement products engineered to save time and money, and increase convenience and reliability.

Founded and headquartered in the United States, we are a pioneering global organization offering an always-evolving catalog of parts, covering both light duty and heavy-duty vehicles, from chassis to body, from underhood to undercar, and from hardware to complex electronics. See our full offering and learn more at DormanProducts.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors (many of which are outside of our control) which may cause actual events to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the information contained in this press release, please see Dorman’s prior press releases and filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including Dorman’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and its subsequent SEC filings. Dorman is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update any of the information in this press release if any forward-looking statement later turns out to be inaccurate whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Visit Dorman’s website at www.dormanproducts.com. The Investor Relations section of the website contains a significant amount of information about Dorman, including financial and other information for investors. Dorman encourages investors to visit its website to view new and updated information.

Source: Dorman Products, Inc.

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