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Ford Issues Windshield Adhesion Recall

Ford Motor Company (Ford) recently issued a safety recall for select truck models. According to the company, the affected vehicles do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards because the front windshields are inadequately bonded to the vehicle body … Continue reading

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A Look Back At 2020’s Top Stories

Before the New Year kicks off, let’s review the top ten stories that created the most traffic on glassBYTEs.com™ throughout 2020. Safelite Announces Layoffs and Other Measures in Response to COVID-19 – published on 3/30/20 This year’s most read story … Continue reading

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Study Says Need for Re-Calibration is Overlooked

adasThink, a Toronto-based software company has released a study showing that Advanced Driver-Assistance System (ADAS) re-calibrations are routinely missed. Its study focused on Canadian collision repair shops and included the following OEM vehicle models: Acura, Audi, Buick, Dodge, Ford, GMC, … Continue reading

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Potential Windows Falling Out and Driver Visibility Issues Spark Latest Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued two recalls from Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo) and Ford Motor Company (Ford). Volvo The recall, according to NHTSA, states that windows may become detached from the impacted vehicles, which would … Continue reading

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You Can’t Look Out the Back of These Cars, Recalls Issued

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued two visibility recalls from Nissan North America Inc. (Nissan), and Ford Motor Company (Ford). Nissan The recall, according to NHTSA, states that the rear window glass may separate from the vehicle, … Continue reading

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State Farm and Ford Team Up on Usage-based Insurance

State Farm and Ford recently announced the companies have entered into an agreement to share connected vehicle telematics data for usage-based insurance (UBI) products. State Farm customers with eligible connected Ford vehicles will be able to opt-in to Drive Safe … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Related Companies Make Fortune 500 Listing

Fortune 500 magazine ranked the biggest American companies in its June/July 2020 issue, a few of which are related to the auto glass and insurance industries. Several were in the top 100: Ford Motor landed the 12th spot earning $155,900 … Continue reading

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Ford Cautions Against the Use of Aftermarket Glass

Ford Motor Company issued a statement earlier this month, outlining what it says is the need for OEM glass to be used in replacement on the company’s vehicles. The statement says that the “[w]indshield and side glass play an integral … Continue reading

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Ford Issues Sunroof Recall

Ford recently issued a recall on more than 5,000 of its Transit Connect vans made from 2014 to 2017 with panoramic sunroofs. The auto manufacturer stated the sunroofs could leak or even detach from the vans, in a press release. … Continue reading

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Ford Offers Self-Driving Data to Spark Research and Development

Ford is releasing a comprehensive self-driving vehicle dataset to the academic and research community. The company is releasing data from multiple self-driving research vehicles collected over a span of one year. This dataset includes not only LiDAR and camera sensor … Continue reading

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Ford Motor Company Suspends Production Due To Virus

Ford Motor Company (Ford) announced it is temporarily suspending vehicle and engine production at its International Markets Group (IMG) manufacturing sites in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus. The IMG production suspensions began Saturday, March 21, and will … Continue reading

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Ford Motor Company Released Statement Surrounding COVID-19 Virus

Ford Motor Company (Ford) recently released a statement amidst the rising concern for the COVID-19 virus, also known as the coronavirus. According to the company’s statement, the effect of the virus has been very limited for its employees. “In recent … Continue reading

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Ford and Allstate Make A Connected Car Insurance Partnership

Ford recently announced a deal with Allstate that would allow the automaker to share some of the data from the inside of connected 2020 vehicles with Allstate. According to Ford, the insurance company has a program that tracks mileage – … Continue reading

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Ford is Using Virtual Reality to Train Technicians on All-Electric Mustang

Technicians will soon be trained on how to service and maintain the all-electric Mustang without needing to access a physical model. The development arrives thanks to a new virtual reality (VR) training tool from Ford and Bosch. “This new virtual … Continue reading

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Ford’s Faulty Sunroof Lawsuit Ends

U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton granted Ford Motor Company’s (Ford) motion for a summary judgement in a lawsuit filed against the vehicle manufacturer by plaintiffs Jacob and Jessica Beaty. The Judge’s decision was filed in a Washington court yesterday. … Continue reading

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Ford Customer Reports Windshield Sealing Issues

A 2015 Ford Transit owner noticed a gap had formed between her windshield and the vehicle’s frame and made an appointment at Pace Glass, located in Texerkana, Texas. Pace not only fixed the issue, but also reported it to Ford … Continue reading

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Panoramic Sunroof Issues Lands Ford in Court

Last week Ford Motor Company (Ford) drivers, Jacob and Jessica Beaty, asked the Washington Federal Court to provide them with certain documents the automaker claims contains confidential information in the Beaty v. Ford exploding sunroof lawsuit. Ford doesn’t want certain … Continue reading

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Ford Stresses Importance of Glass Repairs

In the recent issue of Ford’s On Target newsletter, aimed at Ford and Lincoln wholesalers and the collision repair industry, the auto maker details the importance of “proper fixed glass repairs.” Ford Motor Company’s Senior Damageability Engineer Gerry Bonanni was … Continue reading

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Two Recalls To Know About

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced two recalls this week, one of which is directly related to glass—specifically glass not fully tempered. General Motors LLC  is recalling certain 2018 Chevrolet Equinox vehicles. “The driver and front passenger door window … Continue reading

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Ford Recalls Certain Vehicles for Power Window Defect

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for certain 2018 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles. The recall is for defective second row power windows that may not automatically reverse if obstructed by an object, increasing the risk of injury. … Continue reading

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IIHS Gives Two Mid-Size SUVs “Good”-Rated Headlights

According to a recent report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), more than half of mid-size SUVs are not equipped with adequate headlights. While headlights are improving in respect to visibility, the study notes, “many still need to … Continue reading

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Ford Tops the List of Automated Driving Leaders in New Study

Ford Tops the List of Automated Driving Leaders in New Study

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Ford’s Future Cars Could Have Airbags on the Outside to Protect Pedestrians

Ford’s Future Cars Could Have Airbags on the Outside to Protect Pedestrians

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A Look at 2016’s Top Stories

From lawsuits to changes in the automotive glass industry, 2016 proved to be an unpredictable one.

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Pickup Drivers Being Left in the Dark

With all the recent attention on Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS), one basic safety feature – headlights – seems to be coming up short.

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Ford Recalls 2014 Vehicles to Reinstall Panoramic Sunroofs

Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 900 2014 Ford Transit Connect vehicles to reinstall panoramic roofs, according to the automaker.

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Seminars for the Industry: The Next Generation in Automotive Glass

The hard-hitting educational line-up continues to meet the needs of the automotive glass industry. Experts have been hand-selected to speak on areas to help increase your knowledge and provide an unsurpassed experience for all in attendance.

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Ford Owners Say Defective Tailgate Can Cause Backlite Damage

More than 30 Ford owners have filed a class action complaint against the automaker saying that potential cracking in the tailgate presents a safety issue that “could cause the window in the tailgate to drop out and hit/injure the operator or bystanders,” reads the court documents.

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10 OEMs to Offer Automatic Emergency Braking on New Models

Ten automakers have committed to making automatic emergency braking (AEB) a standard feature on all new vehicles built, according to a joint statement from the U.S. Department of Transportation, its National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Many of the cameras integral to AEB require calibration once a windshield has been replaced.

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Which AGRR-Related Companies Make the Fortune 500 Cut?

Several AGRR-related companies, including insurers and automakers, are named to this year’s Fortune 500 list. Looking more closely at the insurance sector, editors point out, “As miles driven continues to plateau, there will be less demand for car insurance.”

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AGRR™/glassBYTEs.com™ Newscast Goes Onsite to Detroit

For the latest on aluminum-bodied vehicles and what these cars could mean for your business, join our editors as we go onsite to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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NHTSA, Ford Recall Certain Ford Escapes Over Potential Sunroof Urethane Issue

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Ford have recalled select 2014 model-year Ford Escapes due to a potential issue with the urethane bond between the panorama sunroof and the attaching bracket.

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NHTSA Receives More Complaints of Shattering F-150 Back Lites

More than 30 owners of the 2010 Ford F-150 model have complained to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that an alleged glitch in their rear defrosters has caused their back lites to shatter or spiderweb in cracks.

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Some Ford Escapes Recalled for Panorama Roof Glass Urethane Issue

Ford has issued a safety recall for select 2014 model-year Escapes for a “potential issue with panorama roof glass that may have an improperly cured urethane bond between the glass and the attaching bracket.”

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Auto Sales Climb in 2013

Strong vehicle sales growth in 2013 is good news for the automotive glass industry. The 21 automakers selling vehicles in the U.S. moved 15.6 million units in 2013, according to sales tracker Autodata, up 9.2 percent from 2012.

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