Dorman launches 200 new repair solutions, including dozens of aftermarket exclusives, and new products for EVs

9 March 2023

Dorman Products, Inc. and several new products for popular electric vehicles. The new products advance Dorman’s mission of providing repair professionals and owners greater freedom to fix passenger, commercial, and recreational vehicles with internal combustion, hybrid, and electric powertrains.

This month’s new releases include a first-to-the-aftermarket active grille shutter (601-444) designed to fit more than one million 2018-2020 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain SUVs on the road today. Over the last decade, an increasing number of domestic and import vehicles have integrated active grille shutters into car and truck designs. Like conventional grilles, these shutters allow air to flow through the radiator and into the engine compartment. But when cooling air is not needed, sensors direct the shutters to close, reducing aerodynamic drag, improving fuel economy, and reducing warm-up time when the vehicle is cold. The new product joins 80 active grille products already in the Dorman catalog.

Dorman is also reinforcing its position as a premier manufacturer of upgraded engine heater hoses designed to eliminate the most common failure point of that part category: the original equipment’s plastic connectors, which tend to crack and leak over time. The newest Dorman® OE FIX™ hose assembly (626-697) features an aluminum connector to increase reliability. The new assembly is engineered to replace the factory version on hundreds of thousands of late model Chevrolet Camaro, Cadillac ATS, and Cadillac CTS models.

March sees the introduction of two more door lock actuators, underscoring Dorman’s position as an aftermarket leader in an automotive part category that demands an unrelenting commitment to consistent product quality and compliance with government safety standards. A new liftgate lock actuator (937-924) and an integrated door lock actuator (937-973) have been engineered and tested to replace the original equipment actuators on a combined 3 million late model Dodge Durango, Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SUVs. Dorman currently offers almost 1,200 integrated and non-integrated DLAs, with coverage for tens of millions of domestic and import vehicles and heavy-duty trucks.

Reflecting Dorman’s expanding line of solutions aimed at heavy duty trucks, two new aftermarket-exclusive I-shifters are also being introduced. The new shifters for specified Volvo vehicles are available in a basic (924-2002) version and a premium version with an overdrive switch and safety lock button (924-2001). Both shifters are engineered to provide proper shifting operation while retaining the original equipment’s black and grey appearance and feel.

Other new product highlights for March 2023 include:

  • An aftermarket-first fuel injector feed line (904-973) designed to fit 1.3+ million 2015-2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles.
  • Another addition to Dorman’s expansive lineup of pressurized coolant reservoirs, this one (603-865) designed to cover almost one million 2017-2019 Ford Escape SUVs and ruggedly built to withstand underhood heat and vibration for a long-lasting repair.
  • A first-to-the-aftermarket battery circuit fuse (956-133) for 2011-2020 Nissan Leaf EVs, expanding Dorman’s catalog of direct replacement and upgraded solutions for hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric vehicles.

These are just a few of Dorman’s 200 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
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  • Investor Relations: Michael P. Dickerson, Vice President, Investor Relations & Risk Management

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About Dorman Products

Dorman gives repair professionals, enthusiasts, and owners greater freedom to fix motor vehicles. For over 100 years, we have been driving new solutions, releasing tens of thousands of aftermarket 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 products, covering cars, trucks, and specialty vehicles, from chassis to body, from underhood to undercarriage, 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.

 

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