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Unread 10-11-2009, 11:47 AM   #1
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2.5 mph bumpers?

Does anyone know if the Patriot (2008 specifically) has bumpers that meet the Federal standard? A teenager backed into mine, I don't see any structural damage, only scraped paint. Curious if futher damage may have been done or the bumpers are designed to absorb this kind of thing.

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Unread 10-11-2009, 09:14 PM   #2
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Far as I know, ALL U.S. built vehicles have to meet the gov'ment standards for impact bumpers. sry for your pain. I know what it's like to get backed into. My Compass was only a few months old when (gasp!!!) a WRANGLER backed into it at my daughter's high school!!!
"There's gold in them hills" (and I'm still stuck in Florida!) ...well, in south Miss now, lol

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Unread 10-12-2009, 08:23 AM   #3
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These teenagers! I know all passenger cars have to meet the standard but not sure about other types of vehicles.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 01:26 PM   #4
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Passenger cars includes anything that has a GVWR of less than 9,000 lb ITBJRC

Which would include most 3/4 ton trucks, and everything downward from there.
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