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Ford Issues Multiple Recalls for Over 200K Vehicles

Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls, two safety compliance recalls and expands a recall in North America. Ford is issuing a safety recall in North America for approximately 202,274 2016 Ford F-150 and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles equipped with front power seats that may experience looseness of the front seat adjuster assembly. In

Fiat Chrysler to Develop Hydrogen Engines with Hyundai

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) revealed that it’s in talks with South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. about a partnership to develop hydrogen engines, according to Business Mirror. The alliance, which would also cover transmissions, could become “a strong one,” Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said last Saturday at the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, near Milan.

In Automotive Aftermarket News This Month…

MyCarfax Now Integrated With Shop Boss Pro CSB Technologies, the owner of Shop Boss Pro automotive business management software, has expanded its relationship with Carfax. Shop Boss Pro users who participate in the myCarfax Service Shop program can now register customers with myCarfax.com using a dedicated button built into the shop software.   Autologic Diagnostics

Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Program

The EPA-Authorized Section 609 program that’s required if you service mobile A/C systems. Technicians who service motor vehicle air conditioners must be trained and tested through a U.S. EPA-authorized organization, such as ASE. Training programs must cover the use of recycling equipment in compliance with industry standards, regulatory requirements, refrigerant containment, and the effects on

Center for Auto Safety Opposes DOT Review on Auto Safety Standards

Believes effort will weaken vehicle safety rules The Center for Auto Safety submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on its notice of regulatory review of several motor vehicle safety standards. The Center urged the DOT not to weaken or repeal regulations that protect drivers, passengers, and pedestrians, and create more benefits than

California Collision Repair Shop Owner Among 22 Charged with Auto Insurance Fraud

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office announced that 19 Santa Clara County, Calif. residents have been charged with operating a fraud ring which faked numerous car accidents. Three additional suspects from Butte and San Benito Counties have also been charged. The fictional accidents – which were often reported as caused by a distracted driver

DEG Estimating Tip

Mitchell: Windshield-mounted ADAS (Advance Drivers Assist Systems) – When R/I or R/R of windshield is selected, ADAS Systems (i.e., cameras and sensors mounted to the glass) are not included in glass labor time unless otherwise noted in the Procedure Explanation section. Cameras and Sensor option may be added using the “Add to” section in the parts

CCC Launches Connected Data Exchange

CCC Launches Connected Data Exchange Announces 14 new companies are lined up to join its network to share connected vehicle and telematics data. CCC Information Services Inc. announced today the availability of CCC X, a data exchange that helps convert connected data into actionable insights and makes it available for use across the CCC network.

DEG Estimating Tip

CCC: Reported Labor Times – From CCC/MOTOR GTE GUIDE: “Times do not apply to vehicles with equipment other than that supplied by the vehicle manufacturer as standard or regular production options. If other equipment is used, the time may be adjusted to compensate for the variables. Removal and replacement of exchanged or used parts is not

Oregon Collision Repair Shop Sues GEICO Alleging Antitrust

Lawsuit by Leif’s Auto Collision alleges GEICO and ARX shops engaged in conspiracy to suppress repair costs, refuse to reimburse for diagnostic scans. GEICO had sued collision repair facility in January alleging abusive and intimidating conduct against its adjusters.   Portland, Oregon-based Leif’s Auto Collision, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in