Pinnacle Addresses Labeling Issue
The PQIA is pleased to report that Pinnacle Oil Holdings is Taking Swift and Decisive Action to address an ATF labeling issue.
In Monday’s publication of PQIA News, we reported on three samples of ATF PQIA examined that had issues. One of the products of concern was Thorntons Premium Multi-Purpose ATF. At issue was the absence of OEM specifications on the label. Without such specifications shown, consumers are unable to determine if the ATF is appropriate for use in their vehicle.
We are pleased to report that Pinnacle contacted PQIA today with a letter stating that the company is acting to address the labeling issue. CLICK to read letter.
The Petroleum Quality Institute of America applauds Pinnacle’s action, and the action we reported on yesterday that RelaDyne took to address issues with its ATF label. MORE
Seven ATF Examined; three have issues
The Petroleum Quality Institute of America reports on seven brands of ATFs. Although the results of tests conducted on samples of four of the brands are consistent with their labeled claims, PQIA found issues with three.
|Samples with issues|
Note: PQIA has been advised by both RelaDyne and Pinnacle that they have acted to address the issues.
|The results of the tests conducted on the samples below are consistent with their labeled claims|
The PQIA created the following Quick Reference guides to help consumers understand the evolution of automatic transmission fluid (ATF) specifications and the viscosity requirements for some of the most common specified for use in transmissions currently on the road.
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|Automatic Transmission Fluid Timeline||ATF Viscosity Specifications|