In case you missed it, there are now articles on how to purchase a subscription from specific OEMs. Why do you need a subscription to an OEM website if you have full subscription access to the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) portal?


While many have noticed that advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are showing up on vehicles, there still is confusion on what is required of these systems after a collision occurs. The Ask I-CAR team frequently gets questions in regard to calibration of ADAS. Many of these questions can be answered simply by using the OEM Calibration Requirements Search. However, there are some questions that may need more details than the calibration search provides. Let’s take a look at the 2019 Nissan Murano.


Vehicle makers may group their body repair manuals (BRM) in several different ways. Sometimes the BRMs will be grouped by a year range, some are listed as VIN specific, and others are arranged by a body code. Let’s take a look at Nissan/INFINITI to see how they group their BRMs.


At first glance, the Nissan Rogue and Rogue Sport may seem like they are the same vehicle with a different trim package. However, the vehicle structure, body repair manuals (BRM), parts, and procedures are completely different from each other. This is why it is important to make sure the correct manual is selected for repairs.


One of the top technical inquires received at Ask I-CAR is, “Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?” To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2019 Nissan 370Z.


An article in Nissan Tech News highlights different repair methods and procedures used in repairing Nissan vehicles. Nissan Sectioning Repair Tips article discusses reasons why a certain part may not be able to be sectioned, different welding methods, and ways to research and understand the body repair manual. Some reasons sectioning may be prohibited are due to material usage like ultra-high-strength steel (UHSS), panel layering/construction, or if the damage is in a crumple zone.


Did you know Nissan has a website that houses lots of useful information for collision repair technicians? Conveniently, this website is free to sign up for and once logged in, you have to access a wide variety of information on Nissan vehicles.


I-CAR has a newly released 360 video with a overview of the new, full electric 2018 Nissan LEAF! This video will run through important information about new ADAS systems within the vehicle, as well as structural changes and repair information like sectioning and partial part procedures that are available through the OEM. The 360 video also covers high voltage charging and high voltage disable procedures for service and repair work. With the new Nissan LEAF, comes more advanced technology. This video overviews some of the ADAS systems and their functions, as well as calibration requirements.


The Nissan LEAF is among the increasing number of vehicles on the road with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). With this increase of technology, comes the need to learn about these systems. Let’s take a look at some of the areas that will be covered by the I-CAR Nissan LEAF Technologies and Repair Considerations (NI007E01) course.


It is often asked, can this fastener, clip, or part be reused? How can we tell if it can or cannot be reused?


There's a new addition to the OEM Information page for Nissan/INFINITI. Nine new and revised position statements have been released for each manufacturer that are now available for viewing on the I-CAR RTS website.


Nissan/INFINITI updated their position statement on pre- and post-repair scanning. The revised position statement touches on more subjects and gives additional information on the subject.


Since advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), scanning, and calibration first started becoming relevant, members of the collision repair industry have required as much knowledge as possible on these subjects. I-CAR’s Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team continues to be on the leading edge of research and education. Our goal is to help communicate information to the industry, and a great way to do this is through Collision Repair News articles.


Now that the new year is underway, let’s take a look at some of your favorite things from 2018. We will continue with your most visited vehicles in the OEM Calibration Requirements Search.


Are you wondering if a particular OEM or organization has a published position statement on pre-repair and post-repair scanning? We have compiled a list of most of the position statements on the subject, so you can easily find the particular statement you are looking for. The following articles give you a brief summary of the position statement along with a link to the full statement.


As the industry continues to ask about servicing the Nissan Rogue liftgate, Nissan provides their answer.


As a collision repair technician, it may seem like all the necessary information you would need would be located in the service manual, but this is not the case for modern vehicles. Sometimes the information for a complete repair can be housed in multiple manuals. Fortunately, The Repairability Technical Support Portal (RTS) has videos on how to navigate each OEM website.


One of the top technical inquires received at Ask I-CAR is, “Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?” To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2018 Nissan Kicks.


As a collision repair technician, there is one part of a service manual that houses all of the information you would ever need…right? This is not the case with modern vehicles. You may be required to look in numerous manuals to find the information required to safely repair the vehicle.


As part of the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) initiative's OEM linking pin activity, we are helping to connect the collision repair industry to the vehicle makers. Recently we have had several technical inquiries asking about non-SRS wiring repairs on Nissan and INFINITI vehicles. We reached out to Nissan/INFINITI for clarification.

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