Thursday, 28 July 2011 17:09

ABPA Responds to Volvo Service Bulletin

The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) responded on July 27 to the Volvo Service Bulletin recommending against aftermarket parts (see Volvo story HERE).

The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) continues to advocate for the use of quality, safe alternative parts for consumer vehicle repairs, despite attempts by Volvo and other car companies to limit competition and promote their branded components as the best and only option. Crash testing by the ABPA at low and high speeds has conclusively demonstrated that aftermarket parts provide occupant protection well within the federal motor vehicle safety standards, that energy absorption in a crash is equivalent for aftermarket and car company parts and that aftermarket part performance is comparable and does not impact the timing or deployment of airbags.