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Can unibody defects actually be fixed? 

On Behalf of | Feb 11, 2022 | Vehicle Defects

Over the years, passenger safety has been one of the main focuses for auto manufacturers. This has led to the development of unibody construction, which is used on modern cars and trucks.

The benefit of unibody construction is that they can engineer the frame to absorb the energy in a crash. This helps to keep people inside safe.

The downside, however, is that damage to unibody construction is very difficult to repair safely. This damage could come from a wide number of sources. Accidents are common sources of unibody damage and may be an issue if a seller fails to disclose that the car was in a wreck previously, but the damage could also have come from mistakes made during manufacturing, an incident that happened at the dealership, or some other source of this nature.

Can’t the frame simply be welded?

Technically, yes, the frame can be welded by an expert. However, even the best weld in the world is not going to be as strong as that original unibody frame. The car may still work, but it now has a weak point out that weld where it could break. If you get involved in an accident, that weak point could also prove critical since the frame that is supposed to be protecting you by absorbing energy won’t work as well.

Do you have a defective car?

If you’ve been sold a defective car that simply can never be returned to the level of quality that you expected, then you need to know about all of the legal options at your disposal. It can help to work with a talented team that is experienced in this unique area of the law.