Airbag Action: Vancouver law firm launches class action against ARC Automotive for airbag defects

Vancouver, British Columbia — A Vancouver-based law firm has launched a class action lawsuit against Tier 1 airbag inflator developer, ARC Automotive Inc., alleging that the manufacturer has refused to abide by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s request for a recall. “In 2023, an investigation by the United States’ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]

Danger Zones: Volvo emergency response guides posted to OEM1Stop

Toronto, Ontario — Volvo vehicle emergency response guides are now available on the popular online repair procedure repository, OEM1Stop, offering repairers and first responders detailed breakdowns of the automaker’s emergency features. Spanning much of Volvo’s current model lineup, in addition to a pair of guides on legacy Volvo models, these emergency guides compile rescue information […]

Backseat Bruises: Small cars underperform in rear-seat passenger protection, IIHS report says

Toronto, Ontario — Small cars are the latest vehicle to record less-than-stellar results in the IIHS’s updated moderate overlap crash test, with the Institute reporting that many of the tested vehicles failed to protect their rear-seat passengers. Bearing an unfortunate resemblance to its recent testing of midsize SUVs in the same test, the U.S.’s Insurance […]

The Takata Toll: BMW issues ‘Do Not Drive’ order for 38,000 early-00’s models

Toronto, Ontario — As Takata airbags continue to rear their defective heads, BMW made the call on Thursday to issue a “Do Not Drive” order for approximately 38,000 models sold in Canada between 2000 and 2006. First announced in a news release from the U.S.’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which identified an additional […]

Prime Parts: New Amazon parts store puts collision centre sales at risk

Toronto, Ontario — Convenient or concerning? That is what many in the U.S. aftermarket are asking themselves following the launch of Amazon’s new OEM auto parts portal, a new purchasing option that cuts costs and cuts out dealers. Bruce Halcro, owner of Capital Collision Center in Helena, Mont., spoke to Repairer Driven News about how […]

Malibu Malfunction: Improper welds spotted on 2022 Chevy Malibus, recall issued in Canada

Toronto, Ontario — General Motors-certified repairers ought to keep an eye out as several Chevrolet Malibus on Canadian roads have been identified to have been improperly welded in the assembly stage, leading to the potential for bumper-based ADAS sensors to be rendered non-functional. Transport Canada’s recall notice issued for the model, last updated on Dec. […]