INSURANCE SPECIAL REPORT: COMPARISON OF THE INSURANCE LOSS EXPERIENCE OF UNIBODY AND FRAME CONSTRUCTION CARS AFTER A COLLISION REPAIR, 1981-82 MODELS
This report compares the collision coverage loss experience of unibody and frame construction cars following a collision repair. The study was undertaken because concerns have been expressed that improper repairs of unibody cars have become common and, as a consequence, these cars are more likely to be involved in collisions following repairs. The study is based on the collision coverage loss results for 35 popular 1981 and 1982 passenger cars during their first three years of availability. Principal findings include the following: (1) Collision coverage results for repaired 1981 and 1982 unibody models were no worse than the results for repaired 1981 and 1982 frame construction models; and (2) Comparisons of collision coverage results for unibody and frame construction vehicles showed no difference when grouped by the cost of the initial repair.
Arlington, VA United States 22201
- Publication Date: 1985-10
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 14 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Automobiles; Insurance; Liability insurance; Losses; Repairing
- Uncontrolled Terms: Repairs
- Old TRIS Terms: Frame construction; Repair costs; Unibody construction
- Subject Areas: Highways; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00495622
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: HLDI A-24, HS-039 508
- Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM