Repairing Blind Spot Sensor Mounting Locations: Honda/Acura

As part of the research conducted by the I-CAR RTS team for the OEM Calibration Requirements Search, we have found that some OEMs provide measurements for blind spot sensor mounting locations. When this mounting location information is found, we will publish articles highlighting the information and where to locate it for that specific OEM.

When performing repairs, having measurements is a way to ensure the vehicle is repaired correctly. However, measurements are not always given for body panels. This typically isn’t a problem, until there are advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) involved, such as blind spot sensors. When mounting blind spot sensors on body panels, it can be crucial to have the mounting location straightened to the correct measurement. Some OEMs not only give measurements but may also provide alternative measuring methods to identify that the sensor is looking in the right direction. Let's see what Honda/Acura has to say.

Honda/Acura has vehicle-specific procedures available to determine the location of the mounting points for the rear blind spot monitoring sensors. This procedure is not a calibration, it is a prerequisite to calibration if needed. The sensor fasteners are installed to a specified depth, then a measurement is taken to determine their location. This procedure is helpful for both straightening and for making sure a replacement quarter panel is positioned correctly.

As ADAS continues to become available and standard on more vehicles, we will continue to research for new information regarding blind spot sensor mounting location measurements. Knowing these specifications and following OEM procedures will help ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

For additional Honda/Acura information, check out the following pages:
Honda OEM Information
Acura OEM Information

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