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August 27, 2018

GM Position Statement on OEM Parts on Vehicles with ADAS

Bumper/Fascia Replacement with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) June 2018 General Motors  DOES  NOT  APPROVE  the  use  of  aftermarket,  reconditioned,  or  salvage Bumpers/Fascias on GM vehicles equipped with ADAS, according to a recent position statement released by GM.   Aftermarket, reconditioned or salvage Bumpers/Fascias may have different material specifications than what was designed, tested and validated for use with ADAS, according to the statement.

 General Motors (GM) vehicles, systems and components are engineered, tested and manufactured to protect vehicle occupants based upon both government mandated and internal corporate requirements relative to [...]

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July 26, 2018

Is your automotive repair shop up to the challenge?

Here’s proof that cars are getting more and more sophisticated – is your automotive repair shop up to the technology challenge? At Southwest Collision, we are: read more about our factory certifications!

Via MOTOR AGE Wire Reports:

DENSO, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers of technology and components, announced its Silicon Valley office’s partnership with Plug and Play, the world’s largest innovation platform. [..] DENSO joins 40 other automotive players, including Ford, Bosch, Nissan, and Toyota Financial Services, as corporate partners in Plug and Play’s Mobility Program.

“While we’ve been more self-sufficient in the past, DENSO is [...]

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June 25, 2018

Honda OE Glass Replacement

ProFirst Position Statement Updates

On June 21, 2018, American Honda updated their position statement on glass usage. Southwest Collision is a ProFirst Certified collision repair center and has been granted access to these position statement updates in advance. These updates include the repair and replacement procedures of windshields and side glass in Honda vehicles. The position statements point out specific safety systems within Honda vehicles that are affected when glass is replaced and/or repaired.

Click here to go directly to the new American Honda Position Statement on Driver Assist / Safety Systems May Fail Unless OE Parts Used.

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March 30, 2018

Ford Auto Body Position Statements Revised 2/15/18

On February 15th, 2018 Ford updated their auto body position statements to remove misinterpretation by providing clearer language on approved practices. Ford also launched FordCrashParts.com where the revised Ford collision repair news and technical information can be found.
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