Toyota/Lexus/Scion Position Statement - Pre- and Post-Repair System Scanning
As the industry continues to ask, are pre- and post-repair scans necessary, Toyota/Lexus/Scion provides their answer.
Per the July 2016 Toyota CRIB 191: “Toyota requires that repairers perform a “Health Check” diagnostic scan if a vehicle has sustained damage as a result of a collision that may affect electrical systems. Additionally, Toyota strongly recommends that repairers perform a "Health Check" diagnostic scan before and after every repair to identify and document DTCs."
As the CRIB states, "Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicle electrical systems are designed to control and communicate with engine, drivetrain, body electrial, navigation, audio, handling and safety systems." Components from these various systems can be damaged in a collision and may not necessarily cause a MIL. The Toyota CRIB also states that the pre-repair system scan will help to identify DTCs that will need to be taken care of to help ensure the systems operate correctly. For the complete CRIB click here.