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700 South Industrial Way
Seattle, WA 98108

Forensic Engineering and Laboratories

Automotive Fire & Forensics

MDE provides a fully comprehensive approach to automotive forensics. This includes: mechanical failure investigations, vehicle fire investigations, and vehicle theft and fraud investigations. MDE provides expertise in cases including passenger vehicles, light-duty trucks, heavy-duty trucks, motor-homes, buses, heavy equipment, logging equipment, and recreational vehicles. Investigations are complimented by a team of mechanical engineers, material science engineers, electrical engineers, and a forensic chemist. Investigations can be conducted on-site or at MDE where we can utilize the comprehensive forensic laboratory or testing and research labs. MDE can also accommodate all of your automotive evidence storage needs.

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Automotive Mechanical Failure Investigations

  • Engine Failures
  • Steering & Suspension
  • Auto Electrical Systems
  • Transmission failures
  • Differential Failures
  • Marine Engine Failure
  • Improper/Fraudulent Repairs

Automotive Fire and Explosion Investigations

  • Passenger Vehicles
  • Light/Heavy Trucks
  • Motor-homes & buses
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Recreational Equipment
  • Watercraft and Marine Equipment

Automotive Theft and Fraud Investigations

  • Forced Entry
  • Defeated Lock
  • Defeated Steering Column
  • Ignition/Lock Examination

Automotive Forensics Expert Witness

  • NAFI Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator
  • ASE Certified Master Mechanic
  • Proven experience - over 550 vehicle fire investigations.