Author: Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Senior Editor for The BRAKE Report. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.

The all-new 2021 Ford Mustang MACH-E electric vehicle offers more than the average SUV

CHATHAM, Mass. – The all-new Ford Mustang MACH-E is a terrific compact sport utility (SUV): smooth, comfortable, fun-to-drive, distinctive — and gets 220 to 270 miles on a full charge! That’s right – this is the first Ford Mustang that is a SUV (and available with all-wheel drive) and the…

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ZF Services 8m caliper

Source: ZF Services announcement WREXHAM, U.K. – ZF Services Ltd has kicked 2021 off in style, producing its eight millionth remanufactured caliper, highlighting the continued importance of remanufacturing on Global Reman Day April 8th. The aftermarket remanufacturer has grown considerably to become an established braking specialist within the automotive industry,…

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Power Assist Fault Leads to Peugeot, Citroën Recall

CANBERRA, Australia — Inchcape European Automotive Pty Ltd t/as Peugeot Citroën Australia is recalling certain Peugeot and Citroën due to an issue with the braking system’s power assist. According to Product Safety Australia, a part of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) which oversees recalls in the island nation,…

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FDP Friction Science has committed to Goodyear Brakes as a means of cracking the e-commerce market

TAPPAHANNOCK, Va.– The schedule to enter the e-commerce market were already in place by early last year for FDP Friction Science, and the onset of the global pandemic reinforced its decision to establish Goodyear Brakes. According to John Carney, FDP Friction Science sales and marketing vice president, all companies operating…

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The Mazda CX-30 is the complete compact SUV package

CHATHAM, Mass. – The 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo with Premium Plus Package AWD packs virtually every modern bit of technology the Japanese company could engineer into the very manageable, competitively priced subcompact sport-utility/crossover-utility footprint. The compressed size coupled with the responsive new turbocharged Skyactiv-G engine allows the CX-30 to…

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The pandemic has provided a boost for the automotive aftermarket

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The pandemic has provided a tailwind for the aftermarket, one which began last year and will continue in the years to come according to the results of a recent survey conducted by The Martec Group. 6 Ways the Pandemic Is Impacting the Automotive Aftermarket reports the…

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Knorr-Bremse's recently signed a 10-year contract with a major European OEM

Source: Knorr-Bremse announcement Munich– Knorr-Bremse, the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems and a leading supplier of other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, and one of the world’s leading truck manufacturers have signed a continuation of their current supply agreement in the field of braking systems and air treatment…

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The 2021 Subaru Outback has two separate brake-related recalls in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia – According to media reports as well as a government Website, Subaru (Aust) Pty Limited has initiated two recalls for different issues concerning the braking system on the 2021 Subaru Outback. The first recall, filed with the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), the Australian agency responsible for…

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2019 and 2020 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter vans are being recalled for a faulty brake pedal connecting bold

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – Daimler Vans USA, LLC will recall 56,534 Sprinters to repair a brake-pedal issue which might result in the van’s brake lights to remain lit even after the driver has released the pedal. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)  Part 573 Safety Recall Report 21V-152,…

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The 2021 Hyundai Sonata is exceptoinal large-car value

CHATHAM, Mass. – The last time I reviewed a Hyundai Sonata we were impressed by the overall competence, performance, comfort and performance of the 2021 Sonata Limited Hybrid. My impressions have been fully reinforced following a week in the striking stormy sea (the color, deep metallic navy blue) 2021 Hyundai…

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ZF Aftermarket is now offeiring a ikit to repair rather than replace a faulty ZF EPB

Source: ZF Aftermarket announcement FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany — The TRW Electric Park Brake (EPB) has become standard equipment in many vehicles in recent years, causing increasing aftermarket demand. However, more and more car owners are looking for an affordable alternative to the complete replacement of the EPB brake caliper for repairs.…

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FDP Friction Science rode the adversity of 2020 to a solid year

TAPPAHANNOCK, Va.– Adversity sometimes leads to opportunity and to many businesses serving the automotive aftermarket like FDP Friction Science, last year’s pandemic-impacted economy fueled a solid year for the multi-generational family-owned brake manufacturer from Tappahannock, Va. During a recent lengthy interview with The BRAKE Report, John Carney, vice president of…

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Fras-le Asia sales manager Kevin Zhang receives recognition from Huajing CEO Mr. Zheng for being a top-10 supplier

Source: Fras-le announcement CAXIAS DO SUL, Brazil — Fras-le received an important recognition recently as it was named one of the top 10 suppliers by Huajing, one of China’s largest producers of trailer axles. The only supplier of friction materials to receive this distinction, Fras-le Asia was represented at Huajing’s…

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Akebono was named by Forbes as one of the 1,000 top American employers

Source: Akebono announcement FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Akebono Brake Corporation has been placed on the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers 2021. This award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. Forbes and Statista selected the America’s Best Employers 2021 through an…

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Hyundai has recalled certain Genesis G70 sedans to fix faulty ABS modules

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Hyundai Motor America has agreed to recall 552 model-year 2019-2021 Genesis G70 sedans for a faulty antilock brake system (ABS) module, the same issue which recently caused the recall of almost 100,000 Hyundai Genesis and Genesis G80 sedans. The ABS module may malfunction resulting in an…

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The 2020 Genesis G80 is among the sedans being recalled for a faulty abs module which could lead to an engine-compartment fire

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Hyundai Motor America has agreed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to recall 94,646 2015-2016 model year Hyundai Genesis and 2017-2020 Genesis G80 sedans due to a potential electrical short in the (antilock brake system) ABS module. According to NHTSA Part 573 Safety Recall…

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FISITA CEO Chris Mason discusses the relationship between his organization and EuroBrake 2021 in this interview

STANSTED, U.K. – Early bird registration for EuroBrake 2021, available through March 31st, brings an added bonus: access to all the technical papers produced for the annual event during the past nine years. Early registrants will be able to browse and download (until April 16th) any of the 425 technical…

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The 39th Annual SAE Brake Colloquium has been set as a virtual or in-person event

Source: The Society of Automotive Engineers announcement WARRENDALE, Penn — The 39th Annual Brake Colloquium & Exhibition (BRAKE) returns Oct. 17-20 as a virtual and in-person event according to the announcement from the organizers, SAE International. BRAKE continues to be THE place to meet with fellow brake engineers, executives, and…

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DTNA motorhome chassis are being recalled for missing brake-pedal return spring

PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) has agreed to recall certain 2021-2022 Freightliner Custom Class XC Chassis intended for use in the motorhome industry because the brake-pedal return spring might not have been installed during production. The recall covers 276 of the chassis built between June 18…

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Master Power Brakes received three awards from the NSRA at its recent National Street Rod Show

Source: Master Power Brakes post MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Master Power Brakes received three awards from the National Street Rod Association (NSRA) during its 51st Annual Street Rod Nationals in Louisville. The following detailed discussion, excerpted here, of what winning these awards means to Master Power Brakes customers appeared on the…

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Numbers don't lie and they sya the 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty diesel is capable, versatile and economical

CHATHAM, Mass – Numbers seem the most logical way to begin a discussion about the 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum 4X4 Power Stroke with the new for 2020 Tremor off-road package. Numbers like 475 horsepower and a pull-almost-anything 1050 pounds-feet of torque produced by the 6.7-liter V8 diesel engine.…

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Screen shots of the new “Quick Check” smartphone app which can authenticate a brake part as being a genuine Brembo product

Stezzano, Italy – In addition to the new approach to aftermarket performance brake components and the new products within its three families, the new Brembo UPGRADE program introduced last week brings a unique smartphone app which will allow confirmation that one of these new products is the genuine article. The…

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Brembo's new UPGRADE program goes beyond simply a range of new products into a performance experience

STEZZANO, Italy — Brembo redefined its performance aftermarket products yesterday with the announcement of the new UPGRADE program emphasizing performance, style and emotion – not simply a range of components. Luca Battistella, performance marketing manager, emphasized the Brembo experience, not simply performance, as the goal of the UPGRADE program. “Replacing…

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Haldex has released the English version of its Annual and Sustainability Report 2020

Source: Haldex announcement LANDSKRONA, Sweden – Haldex’s CEO, Helene Svahn, will be handing over the chief executive officer position to Jean-Luc Desire by July 1, 2021. Desire is currently with Tenneco Automotive in Belgium and will relocate to Sweden when he assumes his new role. Svahn has led Haldex through…

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