2019 Air Bag Recall Wrap-Up

Holidays are indeed a time of reflection and gratitude. Here at RAS, we are humbled by the efforts of the industry to rally behind #YANKTHATBAG and produce our best results ever! We are all blessed to be part of such a great industry where our competitors are also partners. Relationships stand the test of time, and new people are welcomed with open arms. Our Associations bring people together throughout the year to educate and prepare us for the opportunities that lie ahead.

There are many issues vying for the attention of recyclers, including commodity pricing, vehicle purchasing, talent acquisition and retention, and let’s not forget the OE Repair/Procedures legislation that will hit our industry in 20 states this year. 2020 is poised to launch many new challenges and opportunities.

Our focus on the Takata Airbag Recalls has covered the gamut this year including, integrating the Recall Tools into your business model, passing the 500,000 milestone of airbags recovered, the introduction of our YAPP (Mobile Yard Recall App), New Bounty for pictures of Deployed Airbags, New Non-Bounty Alerts in our software, Independent Labor Contractors to fill in where Recyclers have labor issues, and the enhancement of Integrations beyond the RAS Airbag Tools.

We mentioned “The Future of Recalls is Now” in the headline because it is time to recognize the efforts of Mike Lambert and John Johnson Jr (aka Triple J) from Buddy Automotive Innovations. Paul has known Mike since 1995 when he attended a Hollander User Training session in New York. Their friendship has evolved over the past 25 years with Paul as a Buddy Customer and now as the Recall Guy. “Buddy Innovations has been an industry leader in the Vehicle Bidding and Inventory arena since it’s inception”, says Paul. Buddy has not only successfully integrated the ability to flag and enter the airbags into the RAS CorePRO site, they have now risen to the next level of Recalls by including information for all recalled parts into the inventory process. The Recall Data is also copied into the MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) of that vehicle for reference. Kudo’s to Mike and Triple J for supporting our industry and providing leadership with Recalls.

Buddy Innovations is at the forefront of what is to come for our Industry when all Yard Management Systems integrate this critical recall information into the vehicle recycling process. Point of MVR entry, parts inventory, pre-sale, and post-sale will be opportunities to protect recyclers from liability of selling recalled parts, and more importantly, provide safe Recycled Original parts to our customers.

For more information on airbag recalls, call Paul the Recall Guy at 401-458-9080 or email pdadamo@coresupply.com.

Katie the “Recall Gal” and Paul the “Recall Guy” represent the RAS Recall Team. Their Mission is to rid the planet of defective Airbags.

Want to join the Mission? Call our Recall Team 877-829-1553 x 160