Adaptive Cruise Control Overview: Dodge Challenger

Figure 1 - This 2015 Dodge Challenger is equipped with ACC.
Figure 1 - This 2015 Dodge Challenger is equipped with ACC.

How do you know if a 2015 or newer Dodge Challenger is equipped with adaptive cruise control (ACC)? Look for a small hole in the lower grille (Figure 1). So what does that mean for collision repair?

Let's take a look at the inspection and calibration criteria for the ACC system on this vehicle per the Dodge service information.

First of all, inspect the sensor and the sensor adjustment studs. If either are damaged, the entire module must be replaced.

Next, let’s look at calibration. The ACC sensor will require calibration any time the following criteria is met:

  • ACC module is removed and reinstalled
  • Front-end structural repairs are performed
  • A Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) indicates ACC adjustment is required
  • Any suspension or vehicle alignment changes

Finally, the following items are required to calibrate the ACC system:

  • "The vehicle MUST be placed upon a wheel alignment or frame rack to achieve the proper module vertical alignment results. If a wheel alignment or frame rack is not available, then a verified level surface can be used."
  • A vertical alignment tool
  • A scan tool

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