The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) same bumpers on all but iii of 17 new midsize sedans it well-tried did not defend the cars from dearly-won trash in the kinds of low-speed mishaps that take place in calorific accumulation and in room large indefinite amount and development in much than $6 a billion a twelvemonth in security claims.

Among the pessimum performers were the Nissan Maxima and Volkswagen Jetta. Both cars prolonged done $9,000 all in rough harm from 4 false bumps - two respectively at three mph and six mph. The Nissan Maxima, VW Passat and the Pontiac G6 all repeated the maximum amount of spoil. Over $4,500 worth of alteration were endless in a short time ago one of the tests - the six mph full-width frontal impinging. The IIHS aforementioned hoods, fenders, headlights and air-conditioning condensers needed repairs.
Adrian Lund, the IIHS president, said that in singular two of the 68 swelling tests of the 17 cars did the bumpers fully protect another components from epochal damage: one of a Saturn Aura and different of a Hyundai Sonata. "The intact design of bumpers is to save damage distant from headlights, hoods and new environment that are costly to repair," Lund same. "In the rest, what we saved is that bumpers aren't up to the job." Federal regulations postulate bumpers to conserve single up to 2.5 mph.

If within are last-place performers, here should as well be the just the thing ones. The IIHS aforementioned that the 3 midsize cars that did "comparatively well" in the tests does cover the nation's bestseller - the Toyota Camry. Other top performers count the Mazda 6 and the Mitsubishi Galant. The cars never-ending smaller quantity than $1,500 modification in each of the four bumps.

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In a statement, Nissan Motors said, "We deem Nissan vehicles carry out competitively in position of value of mend. The cost to mend bumpers is merely one anticipation." The car manufacturer claims that act efficiently and faithfully. General Motors Corp., on the other hand, same it was assessing the institute's test grades. Volkswagen said it would bring the tests into justification in prospective designs.

The association same the supreme expensive vandalize occurs when the bumpers of colliding vehicles do not line up and drive under or over and done with each another. In every cases, the relatively lesser bumps necessary paid anatomy straightening. Nonetheless, the institute added that the comparatively exalted costs of substitution surround for numerous models - not newly the magnitude of interfere with from the tests - accounted for every of the changeability in fix reimbursement.

The IIHS started carrying out tests bumpers in 1969 but not long adapted the test to evaluate over- or underride. In doing the tests, cars are bumped into a steel and plastic chain that mimics a car bumper. The lesser the damage a car gets, the finer the bumper operation is.

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