Image: Alex Keenan
20221119 122821 63c1cef4f3211

Dorman releases 400 new repair solutions

Jan. 17, 2023
The automotive and heavy-duty parts supplier has rung in the new year with several new parts suited to several vehicle brands.

Dorman Products, Inc. released 400 new motor vehicle parts. Among the new releases this month are several Dorman OE FIX repair solutions.

New this month is an OE FIX liftgate handle trim kit (97943) for more than half a million 2013-2019 Nissan Pathfinder SUVs. The tailgate trim on many of those vehicles tends to crack easily in cold weather or from collision impact, and the chrome veneer can become unsightly when it peels off. The Nissan factory replacement trim piece comes in several configurations and is costly, whether the vehicle is equipped with a backup camera or not. This Dorman tailgate applique offers a less expensive alternative that looks just like the factory trim piece and is simple to install. Thanks to a removable panel, it can be used with the existing hatch release button or backup camera if so equipped and can restore the appearance of the tailgate trim without purchasing additional replacement parts.

Another new solution is Dorman’s additions to their OE FIX heater hose assemblies, engineering aluminum connectors in place of the original equipment plastic connectors that tend to develop cracks and leaks over time. This month, two new assemblies, 626-763 for 2011-2014 Ford F-150 and Lincoln Mark LT pickup trucks, and 626-752 for 2010-2013 Ford Transit vans, include the clamps, brackets, and protective coverings installers need for repairs.

The company is also adding to its growing lineup of loaded brake backing plates with new, aftermarket-exclusive coverage for 2011-2012 Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicles (926-267). These products come pre-assembled with the components required to make a complete parking brake repair.

Other new product highlights for January 2023 include:

An OE FIX flexible stainless steel braided fuel line for 2006-2009 Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent vehicles (819-813). Dorman OE FIX lines are stainless steel over flexible PTFE tubing, made to specific length, with new brackets and factory connectors for the easiest possible installation.

Two new first-to-aftermarket hub rotor and caliper bracket bolt kits designed to fit Ford vehicles. The hardware in these convenient kits (966-005 and 966-006) is engineered to match the original equipment bolt design and stretch when torqued to provide specified clamping force.

About the Author

Fleet Maintenance staff

Sponsored Recommendations

Repair, Replace or Retire - Grab Your Calculator

Don't make the mistake of ignoring fleet maintenance. Learn how to be proactive instead of reactive and reduce up to 70% of breakdowns.

Mobil Delvac™ oils give race car haulers winning edge

See how Mobil Delvac™ oils boosted the Tony Stewart Racing Team

The Technician’s Guide for Mastering DPF Regens

Become a regen expert today! Equip yourself with the skills necessary to recognize when a forced regen is the correct procedure to maximize the lifespan of your filter and keep...

Report: The 2024 State of Heavy-Duty Repair

From capitalizing on the latest revenue trends to implementing strategic financial planning—this report serves as a roadmap for navigating the challenges and opportunities of ...