Collision Repair News

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Over the past few months, we've been sharing OEM position statements on restraints wiring repairs. Now we're bringing them all together in one place for easy reference.


In case you missed it Jeff Tessmer, Tom Domlovil, and Chris Hartley from Nissan North America presented AHSS Technologies in the 2016 Nissan Titan XD at Great Designs in Steel 2016.


I-CAR launched its Repairability Technical Support (RTS) Portal in 2014 in response to the industry’s need for a tool that could provide better, faster access to repair information with the click of a button. Since its launch, the RTS Portal has provided thousands of repair solutions to technicians and shop owners and managers, with new solutions being provided every day. In order to continuously support the high-demand for this service and help sustain future RTS growth initiatives, full access to the RTS Portal is now being offered as a subscription service. Let's take a look at how this service can work for you.


The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraint system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at Ford and Lincoln position on this subject.


This week, we were at Great Designs in Steel 2016 and saw some great presentations on vehicle structures. Some of the trends in body construction were expected and some were unexpected.


They may look the same on the outside, but they’re not on the inside. Did you know that in 2015, RAM updated the 1500 (DS) with modifications, reinforcement additions, and structural adhesive to improve collision impact performance?


The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraint system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at Jaguar Land Rover's position on this subject.


Questions repeatedly arise about whether cutting "windows" is an acceptable collision repair practice. Let's take a look.


The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraint system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at Mercedes-Benz position on this subject.


Questions around when airbags should or shouldn't deploy are often asked, with no simple answers. So how do you address the customers concerns on airbags not deploying?


Identifying a flood vehicle is not always easy. Let's take a look at one method of identification.


The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraint system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at BMW position on this subject.


Honda has released an update to the 2016 Honda Civic Body Repair News bulletin:


There are various visual ways to identify if a vehicle has a driver assistance system, as well as through the VIN number. However, this is not always easy or possible if you don't know what to look for. A new tool from a surpising resource may help with this issue in the collision repair inter-industry.


The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraint system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at Mitsubishi position on this subject.