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The OEM Collision Repair Roundtable


The OEM Collision Repair Roundtable is an association of representatives from Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) vehicle manufacturers and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. Formed in 1998 and incorporated as a non-profit in 2012, the association strives to continuously improve the quality of collision repairs.

Guiding Principles

The OEM Collision Repair Roundtable believes the key to continuously improving the quality of collision repairs lies with vehicle owners. It’s in the best interests of everyone involved in the collision repair process if the owners make informed decisions regarding their vehicle’s repairs. To ensure the quality of collision repairs available to consumers continues to improve, all parties involved in the process must actively participate. It’s important that they have open discussion and that reliable sources of collision repair data are available.

Use of OEM Repair Parts & Procedures

Customer safety and the overall health of the motor vehicles on the roads are the top priorities for automakers in our country. To ensure post-collision vehicles meet the same safety standards, it’s important to return vehicles to pre-accident condition according to the manufacturer's specifications for the vehicle’s year, make, and model. OEMs develop repair procedures to ensure vehicle systems are safely restored to proper condition. These go beyond simple reinstallation of vehicle hardware to include measurements and tolerances to recalibrate advanced driver safety and assist systems found on today’s vehicles, including lane departure warnings, emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring.

Failure to follow these procedures in a post-collision repair should be considered an unauthorized modification with potential health and safety risks for future drivers and occupants of the vehicle, as well as that of other motor vehicles and their occupants on the roadway.

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