FCA/Stellantis High-Voltage Technician Levels

FCA/Stellantis High-Voltage Technician Levels

As electric-only, hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles are increasing in sales, they are becoming more commonplace in repair facilities. Along with the unique powertrains that come with these vehicles, also comes unique safety concerns. Regardless of vehicle maker, high-voltage (HV) systems pose a threat of injury or death if not handled properly. Only personnel with the proper training, PPE, tools, equipment, and service information should perform work on the HV systems.

Many OEMs have specific training requirements for different levels of high-voltage technicians. Typically, these levels range from no interaction with any high-voltage part of the vehicle (even after the high-voltage battery is disconnected/isolated), to the ability to work on the vehicle under live conditions at the highest OEM HV education level you can earn. The number of levels in between these two ends varies by OEM. Always check the OEM requirements before attempting to disable an HV system. Let’s see what FCA/Stellantis has to say.

FCA/Stellantis does not currently specify technician levels for performing certain procedures in the vehicle-specific service manuals.

Within FCA/Stellantis HV body repair manuals is a document that details personal protection and safety measures when working on an HV vehicle. You can find this document, using the 0222 Jeep Wrangler PHEV as an example, by selecting the year, make, model, and engine ➤ Collision Info (PHEV) ➤ Collision Information ➤ Standard Procedures - PHEV ➤ High Voltage Safety Procedures.

Per the High Voltage Safety Procedures document: "Only persons with high voltage training and repair qualifications should be allowed to handle, troubleshoot or repair High Voltage or Hybrid components or systems."

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