When subjected to SAE standard tests, the CAPA hoods had 42% of the dent resistance compared to the GM hood. The steel used in the CAPA hoods was a different alloy and lower grade than GM steel. 23.7% of the welds on the CAPA hoods were found to have insufficient weld integrity. It was too late for CAPA to respond to GM's statement -- stay tuned next month.
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