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CAR safety experts have renewed warnings about non-genuine and counterfeit crash repair parts as an industry insider has claimed it may have already cost lives.
The issue has come to a head as cars have developed more complex safety systems and airbag sensors, while body structures now use a broader range of lightweight but high-strength steels.
In the struggle to lower crash repair costs some insurance companies are using an increasing number of non-genuine parts — which are typically not made from the same materials — and a minority of rogue repairers are fitting counterfeit components.
A crash repair industry insider is concerned bogus parts may have already cost lives or caused injuries when they may have emerged unscathed.
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