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What does Toyota say about repairing door intrusion beams?

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Per the Toyota Collision Repair Information Bulletin #161 - Collision Damage Repair Precautions:

"INTRUSION BEAM REPAIR IS PROHIBITED

Intrusion beams are designed to absorb, channel, and dissipate collision energy and perform at 100% strength in their original shape. However, if they are damaged and repaired they will no longer perform as intended. Damaged intrusion beams require complete door replacement."

The bulletins can be found at techinfo.toyota.com

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