Dorman Announces More Than 270 New Products, Featuring a New Electronic Power Steering Rack for Ford F-150 Trucks

Highlights:
  • New-build OE FIX electronic power steering rack features design upgrades and includes exclusive programming tool, eliminating the need for expensive programing equipment, making it the ideal repair solution for millions of Ford F-150s across North America

  • New-build climate control modules for millions of GM work vans and Ford fleet vehicles that offer more reliable availability than core-constrained remanufactured units


COLMAR, Pa., Aug. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dorman Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:DORM) is announcing today the release of more than 270 new automotive repair products, giving professional technicians and vehicle owners greater freedom to fix cars and trucks with innovative and trustworthy solutions.

Dorman’s featured release this month is a brand new OE FIX electronic power steering (EPS) rack for nearly 2 million Ford F-150 trucks across North America. This new solution (part number 601-900) is designed to provide retailers and distributors with enhanced availability when compared to core-constrained remanufactured units, as well as offer a high-quality, easy-to-install replacement for repair shops.Dorman Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:DORM) is announcing today the release of more than 270 new automotive repair products, giving professional technicians and vehicle owners greater freedom to fix cars and trucks with innovative and trustworthy solutions.

The key benefit for service technicians is that the Dorman EPS rack comes with a free programming tool that is designed to save installers time and money. Simply plug the programmer into the vehicle’s on-board diagnostics (OBD) port and follow the instructions to help ensure the rack is properly adapted to the vehicle, eliminating the need for expensive programming by the original manufacturer.

This replacement part has also been engineered and tested to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, and designed to reduce the potential of failures sometimes seen in the original equipment. It includes redesigned shaft seals to help reduce the amount of debris and moisture that can enter the rack, and a more robust circuit board with a protective coating to help prevent electrical failures.

Dorman is also releasing two newly manufactured climate control modules this month for popular Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans (599-217), as well as Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis sedans (599-220). The factory HVAC modules on these vehicles may wear out with high usage, but there has been a limited supply of remanufactured replacements due to core constraints. To better serve this market, Dorman now produces these brand-new units out of its advanced electronics facility in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania.

Other new solutions Dorman is releasing this month include:

  • An aftermarket exclusive steering shaft for Dodge and Ram pickups (425-280).
  • An aftermarket exclusive vacuum pump for more than 4 million General Motors vehicles (904-861).
  • Two new OE FIX throttle bodies with upgraded designs, including Sensor Shield™ shaft seals to help prevent future failures from moisture and fluid intrusion (977-781 and 977-785).
  • An exclusive valve cover for more than 1.7 million Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles (264-492).
  • An aftermarket exclusive air intake hose for more than 1.2 million Nissan Sentra vehicles (696-171).
  • A new engine cooling fan assembly for more than 600,000 Ford Transit vehicles (620-167).
  • An OE FIX transfer case cam gear for more than a quarter-million BMW vehicles, which helps installers cut costs by eliminating the need to replace an entire transfer case just to fix a failed gear (600-950).

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.

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Vehicle-in-Operation (VIO) information in this press release is based on Dorman’s analysis of third-party reports.
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Contact: Steve Gisondi
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 June 27, 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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