Mitsubishi Position: Pre- and Post-Repair System Scanning

We often receive the Ask I-CAR inquiry: "Does Mitsubishi have a position statement on pre- and post-repair system scanning? Do they plan on coming out with one?"

Mitsubishi does not have a position statement regarding pre- and post-repair system scanning. This does not mean that a scan tool will not be needed to repair Mitsubishi vehicles. As with most electrical problems on a vehicle, Mitsubishi’s service manual references the use of a scan tool in many procedures. A scan tool is required for diagnosis, troubleshooting, calibrations, and checking for diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) after a collision.

The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross service information has a document titled Post-Collision Diagnosis. Per the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross service manual: “Perform the inspection and service on post-collision vehicles according to the procedures below regardless of the deployment or activation statuses of airbags and seat belt pre-tensioner.”

The procedure involves hooking up a scan tool and reading, recording, and clearing all of the DTCs and then waiting a period of time and scanning for DTCs again. As stated, this is to be performed on this vehicle after a collision. A similar document can be found in many different Mitsubishi models service manuals.

For additional Mitsubishi information, check out the Mitsubishi OEM information page.

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