September/October 2020 Newsletter

Leading News

AGSC Issues Recalibration Checklist
The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) recently released a guidance checklist for use with vehicles that require an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) recalibration after having an auto glass replacement.

AGSC Committees to Meet in Orlando in January 2021
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) will hold a number of committee meetings January 11-13 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla in conjunction with Auto Glass Week™ 2021.

ROLAGS 2 is in Development
The Repair of Laminated Auto Glass Standard (ROLAGS for short) was first developed nearly 20 years ago. It was originally developed by the National Windshield Repair Association under the procedures of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Please Welcome New AGSC Registered Member Companies
Four companies have joined the list of safety-conscious auto glass companies by becoming accredited Registered Member Companies of the prestigious Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC).

Call for Volunteers
AGSC has several initiatives and committees that would benefit from more volunteers.

Do you want to become more involved with the Auto Glass Safety Council? Do you have great ideas for promoting AGSC Registered Member Companies? Want to have a part in the continuous maintenance of the ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS Standard? Why not consider serving on one of the AGSC committees.

For a list of all of the AGSC committees and what they do, visit To learn how you can participate on a committee, contact Kathy Bimber at

On the Blogs

Value-added Feature Help
Bob BeranekValue-added features on many of today's vehicles are so unnoticeable that they often don't exist in the mind of the vehicle owner. When auto glass technicians say "rain sensor", or "wiper park heater", or "third visor", we know exactly what we are talking about because we work with these items every day.

Member News

What It Takes to Be a First Place Winner—Twice
Ace Auto Glass, the Hawaiian based auto glass repair and replacement (AGRR) company, recently won two awards for top AGRR services on the island. Company president, Calvin Tamaye, believes the awards coincide with the way Ace handles the jobs that don't go as planned.

Send Us Your News
One of the challenges we face in the auto glass industry is marketing our industry, our companies and our staff outside of our auto glass bubble. We have great companies and amazing people in this multi-faceted industry of ours, and we need to get the word out.

We would like to feature more details about AGSC members in future newsletters and on social media. We are also happy to help our members with publicity by sending out press releases to their local media.

If you have items of note that we can feature or help you publicize, we want to know about them. Do you have any news, both business and personal? Has your company recently won an award? Have you hired new leadership? Have you added a new location? Have you participated in a charity event – food, clothing or blood drive? Have you hosted a charity event? We want to know!

If you have news you would like us to help you publicize with a press release or if we can feature your news in a future newsletter or social media post, please email Kathy Bimber at

Also, feel free to include our social media links in your social media posts for amplification and greater credibility as a safety conscious glass service provider. These links are located at the bottom of this newsletter.

Certification News

Congratulations to These Master Auto Glass Technicians
Several technicians renewed their Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) Master Auto Glass Technician certifications during the months of July and August.

Event News

Auto Glass Week™ Announces Change of Dates
Auto Glass Week™ 2020 has been rescheduled. The international event will now be held January 12-14, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The city and venue have remained the same; only the dates have changed in an effort to give people more time to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Auto Glass Week™ 2021 Competitions
With Auto Glass Week™ 2021 just around the corner, it is time to register for the various competitions. The competitions will take place Monday, January 11 through Thursday, January 14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Legislative News

Most state legislatures have concluded their legislative business for 2020 with many legislative sessions delayed, curtailed or halted due to the coronavirus.

Safety News

General Motors Posts ADAS Resources
General Motors (GM) recently published a guide for auto glass businesses, auto insurers and consumers on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The recently published document provides a list of available systems, components involved, and when these require a calibration procedure be performed.

Mercedes-Benz Japan to Recall Around 60,000 Cars in Total
Mercedes-Benz Japan reported to the transport ministry Thursday that it will recall a total of 58,021 cars from 65 models, including the E 350 sedan, for free repairs over concerns of glass panels of sliding sunroofs falling off.

Honda Camera Issue Sparks Recall
Honda recently announced it is recalling 608,000 vans and SUVs due to "faulty software." The auto manufacturer stated the issue can cause vehicle backup cameras to fail and driver displays to malfunction or reboot while driving, which can create potentially dangerous situations for drivers and passengers.

Mercedes-Benz Urgently Recalls More than 30,000 Cars Over Fears the Sunroof May Fall Out
Mercedes-Benz has urgently recalled more than 30,000 cars over fears of a potentially deadly fault with the sunroof. The luxury car giant recalled the C, CLK, CLS, and E Class models manufactured between 2000 and 2010 after discovering the defect this week.

NHTSA Issues New Mercedes-Benz Windshield Recall
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a windshield recall for select Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) models. According to the administration, the windshield may become separated from the vehicle frame.

Loose Windshield Wipers Result in Visibility Recall
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a visibility recall on select Volvo Car of N.A., LLC (Volvo) models. The recall impacts 2018-2020 Volvo XC60 vehicle owners.

US Rolls Out Free App for Vehicle Recall Alerts
The U.S. government's road safety agency is offering a smartphone app that will alert drivers if their vehicles are recalled. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was scheduled to roll out the free app for both Android and Apple phones Thursday.

VW Recalls Atlas Cross Sports For Headlight Problems
The 2020 Atlas Cross Sports and 2021 Atlas vehicles have driver's side headlights that may have been aimed too low during production, something that violates federal safety standards.

FCA Adds to Safety and Security Technology Glossary
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has expanded its safety and security glossary with terms auto glass professionals should be aware of. The listing defines commonly used industry terms related to auto glass repair and replacement.

NHTSA Issues New Volkswagen Recall
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued an exterior lighting recall for select Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) models. According to the administration, a headlight is aimed incorrectly and can cause visibility issues for drivers.

NHTSA Issues New BMW Recall
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a headlight recall for select BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) models. According to the administration, the vehicle's headlights contain a non-conforming lens.

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Upcoming Events

January 12-14, 2021
Auto Glass Week™

Orange County Convention Center
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January 11-13, 2021
AGSC Committee Meetings
Orange County Convention Center
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