The vehicles listed below were repaired by third party smash repairers and the owners believe the repairs were of an unsatisfactory standard. We reviewed the repairs that were performed and found sub-standard work that did not meet industry standards or manufacturer's guidelines which can potentially make the vehicle unsafe to drive. If you've had any smash or auto body repairs performed to your vehicle and are unsure of the quality of work, contact us to find out more about rectification repairs.
Vehicle defects, substandard repairs not to “industry standards or manufacturer’s guidelines”
LHR chassis rail extension & end plate
- RHR chassis rail extension & end plate
- LHR boot floor extension
Cost of Rectification Repairs $ 3,850.00
Vehicle defects, unrepaired damage and substandard repairs not to “industry standards or manufacturer’s guidelines” repairs as listed;
- Panel gapping in parcel shelf joins
- Poor sealing application
- Un-repaired floor damage under RHR seat
- RHR ¼ panel aperture join, crack in body filler work (weld not structurally sound)
- LHR seat belt buckle electrical wiring censor cut
- Joins at RHR beaver & tail light panel rusting & leaking
- Joins at RHR ¼ panel & parcel shelf joins rusting & leaking water
- Water located in boot wheel well
- RHR cabin floor seam leaking & broken open
- RHR inner sill panel damaged (at lower centre pillar level)
- RHR under parcel shelf joins rusting
Cost of Rectification Repairs $ 6,406.00
Toyota Hilux Dual Cabin
Vehicle defects; repairs not to “industry standards or manufacturer’s guidelines”;
- LH chassis rail “camber” 15mm excessive
- RH chassis rail “camber” 15mm excessive
Cost of Rectification Repairs $ 2,200.00
At Collision Service Repair Group, we have been appointed by local government as an auditor for auto body and structural smash repairs. We provide a detailed vehicle damage and structural repair report to VicRoads, outlining whether the vehicle can attain a roadworthy certificate. Our reports contain information on whether or not the vehicle being inspected meets the Australian Design Rules, there are over 80 rules that apply to the design and construction of the vehicle.
Our technicians are qualified to determine whether or not the vehicle meets ADR's and has been repaired to pre-crash condition. These inspections ensure that customer vehicles are safe for road use and that all repairs are performed correctly and meet industry standards and manufacturer's guidelines. If the repairs are not deemed acceptable then the vehicle may be considered a write off.
Our workshop has professional electronic measuring systems to determine whether chassis components have been correctly repaired. Any components that have been made from high strength low alloy steel can be weakened from excessive deformation. If these components are have been excessively deformed, they must be replaced to maintain structural integrity of the vehicle.
There are strict manufacturer's guidelines around the repair procedures of all vehicle chassis and body components to ensure that the vehicle is structurally safe. All of these vehicle and chassis components are all thoroughly inspected by our technicians before an approval certificate is presented.
To find out more about our expert smash repair witness service, please don't hesitate to contact us.