OEM Control Vehicle Crash Test Video & Data for 2010 Honda Fit
Vehicle Safety Lawyer Todd Tracy and the Auto Body Association of Texas (ABAT) released the vehicle crash test video of a 2010 Honda Fit used as the control vehicle for comparison to a vehicle outfitted with a glued roof which was the Non Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) repair and a second Honda Fit equipped with aftermarket parts that are crucial to crashworthiness.
Not following OEM repair standards were at the heart of a Dallas County Jury’s $42 Million dollar verdict against a collision repair business.
Todd Tracy and ABAT with the support of many collision repair businesses across the country commissioned three (3) crash tests.
We are releasing all of the scientific data from the crash tests in the interest of full transparency to the public and the collision repair industry.
Todd Tracy 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.
Vehicle Crash Test Data
Read more about how the crash tests were conducted.
You can also watch all three vehicle 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 bully and threaten collision repair businesses into using non-OEM repairs and imitation aftermarket parts by refusing to pay for OEM standards. The insurance carriers have been silent on producing any scientific crash data to support their conclusions about safety. We have exposed the truth in our series of three (3) crash tests. We say to the car insurance bullies as Jack Nicholson said in A Few Good Men, “You can’t handle the truth”.
Todd Tracy challenges any representative of the insurance industry face-to-face public debate to discuss the scientific findings of these crash tests.
The next time an insurance company adjuster refuses to pay for Non-OEM repairs, we urge consumers and the collision industry to insist upon them studying our vehicle crash test data and explaining the scientific basis for their denial.
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 Vehicle 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: