What's A Nissan Rear Side Member Extension?
When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.
When searching for repair procedures, knowing what to look for can save valuable time. When searching Nissan, for example, instead of looking for a lower rail, look for the front side member. (See Table 1) Having the correct repair information is essential to a proper repair process. Without vehicle maker repair information, you are potentially re-engineering the vehicle without the research into how the vehicle would react in another collision.
Nissan repair information is available for purchase at www.nissan-techinfo.com.
|Nissan Part Terms||Industry Part Terms|
|Hoodledge||Upper Rail / Strut Tower|
|Front Side Member||Front Lower Rail|
|Dash Side||Upper A-Pillar|
|Outer Sill||Outer Rocker Panel|
|Rear Fender||Quarter Panel|
|Rear Panel||Rear Body Panel|
|Rear Floor Rear||Trunk Floor|
|Rear Side Member Extension||Rear Rail|
|This table shows the terms that Nissan uses on the left and the common industry terms on the right.|