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Dorman Announces More Than 530 New Products, Featuring Several OE FIX™ Upgrades

Highlights:

  • New OE FIX 4WD front differential actuator for more than 700,000 General Motors vehicles features upgraded rubber and mesh design to improve longevity and help prevent future failures.
  • New OE FIX intake manifold for more than 250,000 Hyundai and Kia vehicles has been reengineered to help reduce potential failure points in the factory design.
  • New OE FIX Power Band Clamp is first of several turbocharger boot clamps with patented curved profile designed to improve performance compared to traditional flat clamps.

COLMAR, Pa., Dec. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dorman Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:DORM) is announcing today the release of more than 530 new replacement auto parts, giving repair shops and vehicle owners greater freedom to fix cars and trucks with innovative and trustworthy solutions.

This month Dorman is continuing to grow its line of OE FIX™ four-wheel-drive (4WD) components with a new 4WD front differential actuator (600-102XD) for more than 700,000 General Motors SUVs and pickup trucks like the Chevrolet Blazer and S10 and GMC Jimmy and Sonoma. The original equipment 4WD differential actuators on many of these vehicles may fail when the rubber diaphragm dry rots over time and creates vacuum leaks. Dorman’s team engineered a new compound material of nitrile rubber and polyester fiber mesh, which has been designed to outlast the original equipment material. This upgrade could help eliminate the need to replace the OEM version several times during the vehicle’s lifespan.

Another exclusive OE FIX this month is Dorman’s new upgraded intake manifold (615-472) for certain Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sedona and Kia Sorento model years, with more than a combined quarter-million vehicles in operation. The original equipment intake manifold on certain Hyundai and Kia vehicles may fail when the pivot linkage connecting the two variable-intake flapper valve shafts shears from fatigue. This Dorman OE FIX intake manifold has been reengineered for greater durability. The flapper valve shafts are made from thicker material for improved strength and the shafts are supported by additional bearings to reduce stress points that could lead to failure in the factory design.

Dorman is also releasing this month the first of several patented turbocharger intercooler hose clamps (55245), called Dorman Power Band Clamps. Typical flat-style clamps apply uneven force, which could cause pressure leaks and reduce vehicle performance. These Dorman OE FIX solutions have a curved profile that is designed to create a stronger seal to better protect turbo components. They also feature a low-profile spiral screw that takes less space than the original T-bolt clamp, and requires less torque for proper installation.

In addition to 130 other exclusive solutions this month, Dorman is now unveiling a new line of pre-programmed engine control modules (ECM) – also called engine control units (ECU) or powertrain control modules (PCM) – that are all remanufactured at Dorman’s advanced electronics facility in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania. With 37 ECMs now available, and a streamlined ordering system, it’s easier than ever to find and install the right unit.

These are just a few of Dorman’s featured new product releases this month. To sign up to receive all of Dorman’s new product announcements directly every month, sign up at 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.

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

About Dorman Products

Dorman gives repair professionals and vehicle owners greater freedom to fix cars and trucks by focusing on solutions first. For over 100 years, we have been one of the automotive aftermarket industry’s pioneering problem solvers, 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 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, its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 26, 2020 and its other 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.

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