Non OEM Glued Roof Repair Crash Test Video & Data for 2009 Honda Fit
Vehicle Safety Lawyer Todd Tracy and the Auto Body Association of Texas (ABAT) released the crash test video of a 2009 Honda Fit fitted with a glued roof which was the Non Original Equipment Manufacture (OEM) repair at the heart of a Dallas County Jury’s $42 Million dollar verdict against a collision repair business.
We are releasing all scientific data from the crash tests in the interest of full transparency to the public and the collision repair industry.
Todd and his team of automotive engineers have analyzed the vehicle in the Tracy Law Firm’s Crash Lab in Dallas. We have produced two videos: the crash test’s effect on the performance of the safety restraint systems and the crash test’s effect on the severity of injuries.
Non OEM Glued Roof Repair Crash Test Data Released by Todd Tracy
Read more about how the crash tests were conducted.
You can also watch all three vehicles crash test videos synchronized together comparing the performance of the Non OEM Glued Roof Repair, the Aftermarket Parts Vehicle, and the OEM Control Test Video.
Auto insurance companies routinely intimidate collision repair businesses into using non-OEM repairs by refusing to pay for OEM standards. The insurance carriers have never presented any scientific crash evidence to support their demands. Well here it is and like Jack Nicholson says in A Few Good Men, “You can’t handle the truth”.
The scientific truth will set you free! The next time an insurance company adjuster refuses to pay for Non OEM repairs, ask them to study our crash test data and explain the scientific basis for their decision.
Todd Tracy and ABAT with the support of many collision repair businesses across the country commissioned three (3) crash tests in the wake of a Dallas County Jury’s $42 Million Dollar Damage verdict for an improperly repaired roof. The collision center’s manager testified that the company glued on the metal roof panel of a 2010 Honda Fit instead of applying 108 welds according to Honda’s OEM repair standards because that’s the only way State Farm Insurance would pay for the repair.
Immediately after the verdict, the Tracy Law firm filed a new federal lawsuit against State Farm Insurance in Dallas.
We encourage you to share this video and data with friends that are fighting with their insurance carrier over proper repairs to accident damage and for the collision repair industry to show it to the insurance adjusters who call on their shops every day.
Lives are at stake.
We will also be releasing the video and data for the crash tests of a 2009 Honda Fit with a glued roof and a 2010 Honda Fit used as the control test subject as produced by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).
Non OEM Repair Crash Test Data Released by The Tracy Law Firm
The scientific reports for the non OEM Repair Crash Test are available for download at the links listed below: