Toyota/Lexus: Who Requires Or Recommends MIG Brazing?

Toyota/Lexus: Who Requires Or Recommends MIG Brazing?

In Europe, MIG brazing has been required or recommended on a widespread basis for several years. In the U.S., MIG brazing is not as common but is becoming more prevalent. As the RTS team is researching MIG brazing information, we are putting together a series of articles that identify OEM-specific MIG brazing recommendations and requirements for vehicles in the U.S. Let’s see what Toyota/Lexus has to say.

Toyota/Lexus does not give general MIG brazing information within the body repair manuals (BRMs). However, they do state that if MIG brazing is required, it will be identified in the vehicle-specific repair procedures.

As Toyota/Lexus Says, Per Toyota bulletin #24 Welding High Strength Steel (H.S.S.): "Only braze body components previously brazed at the factory and as indicated in the Toyota Repair Manual for Collision Damage."

It is important to note that MIG brazing should only be used where indicated in a vehicle-specific repair manual or where specified by the OEM to help ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

For additional Toyota/Lexus information, check out the following pages:
Toyota OEM Information
Lexus OEM Information

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