It’s easy to get excited about new, high-tech features on modern vehicles. Whether it’s a rearview camera, park assist or lane departure prevention, advanced safety systems can come in handy while you’re out and about in your car. But according to a new study from AAA, these technologies can turn what you think is a minor fender bender into an expensive repair.
Researchers evaluated three top-selling models in different categories — the 2018 Nissan Rogue, 2018 Toyota Camry and 2018 Ford F-150 — all equipped with the highest available level of advanced driver assistance systems, or ADAS, technology. It found that even minor incidents that cause damage to this technology can add up to $3,000 in extra repair costs when it’s found behind windshields, bumpers and door mirrors.