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Vehicle Technical Expert & Forensic Mechanic

August 23, 2009 Consulting Areas Comments Off on Vehicle Technical Expert & Forensic Mechanic
Box Truck Brake Failure

Box Truck Brake Failure

ASE Certified Master Technician and Expert Witness — Forensic Mechanic and Forensic Mechanical services:

  • mechanical and technical inspections
  • highway, off-road, and industrial vehicles
  • vehicle failure analysis and product liability
  • engines, transmission and drive train
  • electrical and electronic components
  • unintended acceleration or pedal misapplication
  • steering gear and linkage
  • suspension systems and failure analysis
  • brake system operation and failure analysis
  • air brakes, hydraulic brakes, & air-hydraulic
  • vehicle maintenance
  • fleet management
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Manufacturing Defect results in Battery Explosion

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Dr. McElroy has qualified in Federal and State Courts for criminal and civil trials.

  • Big TruckInsurance, Trucking and Vehicle Rental Industries
  • Individual Plaintiff and Defense Counsel
  • Industrial and Commercial Corporations
  • Local and National Municipalities
  • Other Governmental Entities

Dr. McElroy is a “Triple Certified” ASE Master Technician:

  • Master Automobile Technician
  • Master Heavy Truck Technician
  • Master Body & Paint Technician

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consulting and Expert Witness Services

August 16, 2009 Consulting Areas Comments Off on Consulting and Expert Witness Services

Dr. McElroy provides consulting assistance in the areas of:

Inspection of 25-kilowatt-electric (kWe) solar dish Stirling system

Inspection of 25-kilowatt-electric (kWe) solar dish Stirling system

  • Business development for improved profitability, innovation and resource optimization for management, boards, and shareholder relations
  • Solar Thermal Energy
  • Energy production, storage, and power transmission.
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Vehicle Technical Expert
  • Forensic Mechanics
  • Vehicle Black Box Interpretation
  • Event Data Recorders
  • OSHA Regulations
  • FMCSA Regulations

Takata Recall Affects 46 Million Vehicles in U.S.

Takata Recall Affects 46 Million Vehicles in U.S.

Takata's airbag recall affects over 46 million U.S. vehicles. As of June 2017 65% HAVE NOT been replaced. (Reuters)

If unable to promptly get a replacement and worried about what could happen in a crash, then you can request from NHTSA to install an airbag On-Off Switch. Here is the NHTSA link: http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shoppers/Air+Bags/ON-OFF+Switch+Requests

Airbag Recall Technology

Airbag Recall Technology

When the inflator assembly is activated, sodium azide produces nitrogen gas which flows through the filter screen and into the airbag. Time between crash detection and complete airbag deployment is approximately 0.05 seconds. Typical airbag deployment speed is 200 mph. If the inflator assembly is structurally defective the inflator assembly can explode,

For Data Retrieval — Please Contact Us

For Data Retrieval — Please Contact Us

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Millbrook GM European Proving Grounds

Millbrook GM European Proving Grounds

Dr. McElroy visits GM European proving grounds in 2011

Millbrook

Millbrook

Millbrook Overview

Millbrook Overview

Tomberlin Low Speed Vehicle

Tomberlin Low Speed Vehicle

ASE 25+ Years B

ASE 25+ Years B

Automotive Hall of Fame “World Class Technician”

Automotive Hall of Fame “World Class Technician”

USDOT + FMCSA + OSHA

USDOT + FMCSA + OSHA

Dr Bob at Continental Tire Test Track in Uvalde, TX

Dr Bob at Continental Tire Test Track in Uvalde, TX

GM Ignition Switch Defect

GM Ignition Switch Turns OFF

A fundamental problem with the design of this ignition switch assembly in that the key can easily rotate to the ACCESSORY position which turns off the engine.

Turning off the engine affects vehicle controllability and turns off the airbag systems.

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