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Status Report, Vol. 39, No. 9 | September 13, 2004 Subscribe

Bumper mismatch is a real-world problem

These cars and SUVs were damaged in real-world collisions similar to the Institute's 10 mph tests. In many cases there's clear evidence of underride and override between colliding vehicles. This problem increases damage and, hence, repair costs in low-speed crashes.

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Bumper mismatch is costing consumers

In a series of low-speed tests, the Institute demonstrates the high repair costs that result from fender-benders when car and SUV bumpers don't line up.

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