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The independent resource for information and insights on the quality and integrity of lubricants in the marketplace

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ADVISORIES, CONSUMER ALERTS, AND DON’T BUYS

Consumer Alert

A  CONSUMER ALERT is issued by PQIA when the product tested has a significant potential to cause harm to modern engines. Consumer Alerts have been issued on samples of the following brands.

Advisory

An ADVISORY is issued by PQIA when the product tested is either obsolete or has a potential to cause harm to modern engines. Advisories have been issued on samples of the following brands.

Sample Status Key:

Advisory
Consumer Alert

Below is a list of all the Advisories, Consumer Alerts, and Don’t Buys PQIA has issued on products tested. Click links to view sample assessment and details.

BrandDateTypeGradeAPIStatus
SuperS Multi-Purpose D/M ATF8/6/2018Automatic Transmission FluidDexron III/Mercon2 Advisory Yellow
Q Motor Oil5/10/2018Passenger Car Motor Oil5-303 Consumer Alert Red
Mileage 3654/25/2018Passenger Car Motor Oil5-303 Consumer Alert Red
Mileage 3654/25/2018Passenger Car Motor Oil10-303 Consumer Alert Red
Mileage 3654/25/2018Passenger Car Motor Oil10-403 Consumer Alert Red
Q Motor Oil4/25/2018Passenger Car Motor Oil10-303 Consumer Alert Red
Q Automatic Transmission Fluid4/25/2018Automatic Transmission Fluid3 Consumer Alert Red
Mileage 365 Lubricants4/25/2018Automatic Transmission Fluid3 Consumer Alert Red
Bullseye High Mileage Automatic Transmission Fluid ATF-A4/25/2018Automatic Transmission FluidType A3 Consumer Alert Red
HeatWave Universal3/12/2018Antifreeze/Coolant“Protects to -34°F” Antifreeze & Coolant3 Consumer Alert Red
Petrola12/3/2017Passenger Car Motor Oil5-303 Consumer Alert Red
Petrola Premium ATF12/3/2017Automatic Transmission Fluid3 Consumer Alert Red
Cruz-In11/9/2017Passenger Car Motor Oil10W40SC3 Consumer Alert Red
Mileage 3659/15/2017Passenger Car Motor Oil5-303 Consumer Alert Red
Q Motor Oil9/15/2017Passenger Car Motor Oil10-303 Consumer Alert Red
Q Motor Oil4/19/2017Passenger Car Motor Oil5-303 Consumer Alert Red
Q Motor Oil4/19/2017Passenger Car Motor Oil10-403 Consumer Alert Red
Q Motor Oil4/19/2017Passenger Car Motor Oil10-303 Consumer Alert Red
AP Lubes Supertech11/30/2016Passenger Car Motor Oil5W203 Consumer Alert Red
Xpress Lube Pro11/30/2016Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-303 Consumer Alert Red
Everclear11/15/2016Passenger Car Motor Oil5-303 Consumer Alert Red
MAG 5 STAR11/15/2016Passenger Car Motor Oil10-30SA3 Consumer Alert Red
MORGAS ECO-BOOST11/15/2016Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-20SN3 Consumer Alert Red
PRO-FILLING US Super XX11/15/2016Passenger Car Motor Oil10W30SB3 Consumer Alert Red
REV 36011/15/2016Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-30SJ3 Consumer Alert Red
REV 36011/15/2016Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-30SJ3 Consumer Alert Red
SUPER XXX11/15/2016Passenger Car Motor Oil5W30SB3 Consumer Alert Red
SUPER XXX Platinum11/15/2016Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-30SM3 Consumer Alert Red
SuperS Custom Plus11/15/2016Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-20SJ2 Advisory Yellow
MORGAS D/M ATF11/15/2016Automatic Transmission FluidDexron III/Mercon2 Advisory Yellow
PolyGuard ATF-A11/15/2016Automatic Transmission FluidType A2 Advisory Yellow
REV 360 ATF-A11/15/2016Automatic Transmission FluidType A3 Consumer Alert Red
Everclear ATF11/15/2016Automatic Transmission Fluid3 Consumer Alert Red
Polar Zone11/15/2016Antifreeze/Coolant“Protects to -20°F” Permanent Premixed Formula Antifreeze/Coolant3 Consumer Alert Red
SUPER XXX11/15/2016Antifreeze/Coolant“Protects to -34°F” Antifreeze & Coolant3 Consumer Alert Red
XCEL8/26/2016Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-40SA3 Consumer Alert Red
XCEL Type A ATF8/26/2016Automatic Transmission FluidType A2 Advisory Yellow
GX 20 Universal Type A8/26/2016Automatic Transmission FluidType A2 Advisory Yellow
Everclear ATF5/25/2016Automatic Transmission Fluid3 Consumer Alert Red
MaxiGuard Universal Multi Purpose ATF Type D-M5/25/2016Automatic Transmission FluidDexron III/Mercon3 Consumer Alert Red
SuperS2/26/2016Antifreeze/Coolant50/50 Prediluted Antifreeze Summer Coolant3 Consumer Alert Red
AP Lubes Supertech2/17/2016Passenger Car Motor Oil10W303 Consumer Alert Red
Everclear2/17/2016Passenger Car Motor Oil5-303 Consumer Alert Red
MAG 5 STAR2/17/2016Passenger Car Motor Oil10-40SA2 Advisory Yellow
REV 3602/17/2016Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-30SJ3 Consumer Alert Red
REV 3602/17/2016Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-30SJ3 Consumer Alert Red
Super XXX Platinum2/17/2016Passenger Car Motor Oil5W30SM3 Consumer Alert Red
Xpress Lube Pro2/17/2016Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-303 Consumer Alert Red
3X Super Premium10/20/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-40SA3 Consumer Alert Red
3X Super Premium10/20/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil20W-50SA3 Consumer Alert Red
EASYLUBE10/20/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil50SC2 Advisory Yellow
Thunder10/20/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-30SG2 Advisory Yellow
Thunder10/20/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil20W-50SG2 Advisory Yellow
VTech10/20/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil30SC2 Advisory Yellow
ULTRA GUARD8/5/2015Antifreeze/CoolantWINTER-ALL SEASON Ready to Use Formula ANTI-FREEZE COOLANT3 Consumer Alert Red
Metro7/24/2015Antifreeze/Coolant-20°F Formula Antifreeze/Coolant2 Advisory Yellow
Performance7/24/2015Antifreeze/CoolantReady-To-Go 50/50 Premixed Green/Traditional Antifreeze/Coolant2 Advisory Yellow
Polar Zone7/24/2015Antifreeze/CoolantPermanent Premixed Formula ANTIFREEZE/COOLANT3 Consumer Alert Red
BLACK KNIGHT7/1/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil10-30SB3 Consumer Alert Red
BLACK KNIGHT7/1/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil20-50SB3 Consumer Alert Red
BLACK KNIGHT7/1/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil5-30SB3 Consumer Alert Red
BLACK KNIGHT7/1/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil30 NDSA/SB3 Consumer Alert Red
BLACK KNIGHT7/1/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil40 NDSA/SB3 Consumer Alert Red
Orbit7/1/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-303 Consumer Alert Red
Super XXX7/1/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil10W30SB3 Consumer Alert Red
TruStar7/1/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil10-40SC3 Consumer Alert Red
XCEL7/1/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-40SA, SB3 Consumer Alert Red
XCEL7/1/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-30SA, SB3 Consumer Alert Red
XCEL XHD TURBO7/1/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-30SG3 Consumer Alert Red
XCEL XHD TURBO7/1/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-40SG3 Consumer Alert Red
XCEL XHD TURBO7/1/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-30SG3 Consumer Alert Red
Xpress Lube Pro7/1/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-303 Consumer Alert Red
Xpress Lube Pro7/1/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-303 Consumer Alert Red
Jacksons3/16/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-302 Advisory Yellow
Jacksons3/16/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-302 Advisory Yellow
BULLSEYE LUBRICANTS1/5/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-303 Consumer Alert Red
Xpress Lube Pro1/4/2015Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-403 Consumer Alert Red
Everclear12/26/2014Passenger Car Motor Oil10-403 Consumer Alert Red
Xpress Lube Pro12/4/2014Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-303 Consumer Alert Red
Xpress Lube Pro12/4/2014Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-303 Consumer Alert Red
Everclear9/20/2014Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-30SC3 Consumer Alert Red
Everclear9/20/2014Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-30SC3 Consumer Alert Red
MaxiGuard5/1/2014Passenger Car Motor Oil10-403 Consumer Alert Red
Everclear3/25/2014Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-30SC3 Consumer Alert Red
Everclear3/25/2014Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-40SC3 Consumer Alert Red
Everclear3/25/2014Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-30SC3 Consumer Alert Red
Everclear ATF3/25/2014Automatic Transmission Fluid3 Consumer Alert Red
Orbit2/6/2014Passenger Car Motor Oil5-303 Consumer Alert Red
Orbit2/6/2014Passenger Car Motor Oil10-303 Consumer Alert Red
Orbit2/6/2014Passenger Car Motor Oil10-403 Consumer Alert Red
Orbit12/31/2013Passenger Car Motor Oil5-303 Consumer Alert Red
Orbit12/31/2013Passenger Car Motor Oil10-303 Consumer Alert Red
Orbit12/31/2013Passenger Car Motor Oil10-403 Consumer Alert Red
Orbit Type A ATF12/31/2013Automatic Transmission FluidType A3 Consumer Alert Red
Valvoline NextGen12/4/2013Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-20SN2 Advisory Yellow
Everclear9/11/2013Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-30SC3 Consumer Alert Red
Super XXX9/11/2013Passenger Car Motor Oil10W40SB3 Consumer Alert Red
Super XXX9/11/2013Passenger Car Motor Oil5W30SB3 Consumer Alert Red
Arrow Mart6/20/2013Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-302 Advisory Yellow
Arrow Mart Yellow Goose ATF6/20/2013Automatic Transmission Fluid2 Advisory Yellow
LucasMAGNUM Long Drain Motor6/19/2013Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oil15W-40CJ-42 Advisory Yellow
LMX6/2/2013Automatic Transmission FluidMulti Purpose2 Advisory Yellow
SMB Superior Motoring Benefits Multi-Purpose Premium4/13/2013Automatic Transmission Fluid3 Consumer Alert Red
Bullet Motor Oil (see footnote a)3/27/2013Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-30SC3 Consumer Alert Red
MaxiGuard Universal Multi Purpose2/23/2013Automatic Transmission Fluid3 Consumer Alert Red
Silogram12/7/2012Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-30SN3 Consumer Alert Red
Liberty Gold Plus ATF11/4/2012Automatic Transmission Fluid3 Consumer Alert Red
Platinum Plus9/15/2012Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-303 Consumer Alert Red
Royal9/15/2012Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-40SA3 Consumer Alert Red
Everclear ATF8/29/2012Automatic Transmission Fluid3 Consumer Alert Red
PolyGUARD8/27/2012Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-30SG/CD2 Advisory Yellow
Royal Star8/27/2012Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-303 Consumer Alert Red
Super Star8/27/2012Automatic Transmission Fluid3 Consumer Alert Red
City Star ATF8/26/2012Automatic Transmission Fluid3 Consumer Alert Red
Golden Stallion (see footnote a)6/9/2012Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-30SN3 Consumer Alert Red
TruStar6/9/2012Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-30SC/CC2 Advisory Yellow
Tru Star6/9/2012Automatic Transmission FluidType A2 Advisory Yellow
Auto Club6/2/2012Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-30SH3 Consumer Alert Red
EXTREME 20006/2/2012Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-30SF3 Consumer Alert Red
Road-Tech6/2/2012Automatic Transmission FluidDexron III/Mercon2 Advisory Yellow
Auto Club6/2/2012Automatic Transmission FluidDexron III/Mercon3 Consumer Alert Red
Texas Gold4/11/2012Passenger Car Motor OilSAE 30SC/CC2 Advisory Yellow
Wolf’s Head3/1/2012Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-20SN2 Advisory Yellow
TriStar ATF1/17/2012Automatic Transmission FluidType A3 Consumer Alert Red
Gold Star12/13/2011Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-40SC/CC2 Advisory Yellow
US Economy11/27/2011Passenger Car Motor Oil5-303 Consumer Alert Red
US Spirit High Performance11/27/2011Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-30SF/CC3 Consumer Alert Red
Formula 30010/5/2011Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-30SF2 Advisory Yellow
MyMart10/4/2011Passenger Car Motor Oil30SB2 Advisory Yellow
MaxiGuard9/27/2011Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-40SA3 Consumer Alert Red
Everclear7/14/2011Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-30SC3 Consumer Alert Red
Super XXX7/14/2011Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-30SB3 Consumer Alert Red
Bullseye7/13/2011Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-30SC3 Consumer Alert Red
ProForce7/13/2011Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-30SF/CC2 Advisory Yellow
Star Petroleum High Mileage7/13/2011Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-30SB3 Consumer Alert Red
TriStar7/13/2011Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-30SC/CC2 Advisory Yellow
Custom Plus4/29/2011Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-30SM2 Advisory Yellow
RacePro4/28/2011Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-30SM2 Advisory Yellow
Terrible Herbst4/28/2011Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-30SM2 Advisory Yellow
Xcel XHD Turbo4/6/2011Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-30SG2 Advisory Yellow
City Star1/14/2011Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-30SN3 Consumer Alert Red
Liberty Gold Plus SMO1/6/2011Passenger Car Motor Oil5W-303 Consumer Alert Red
PittPenn3/25/2010Passenger Car Motor Oil10W-302 Advisory Yellow

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