Audi: U.S.A. Procedures In Body Repair Manual

You may be looking through an Audi body repair manual and realize that some procedures are specified for a specific region or market. The procedures may be different between markets because different materials are used, reinforcements are added or removed, or for a number of other reasons. A procedure that is designated for the North American market may have reinforcements or other components that are only on North American vehicles. For example, per the 2019 Audi Q8 body repair manual: “Upper Inner A-pillar, Replacing, Only for North American Vehicles, Partial Replacement.”

Some vehicle configurations shown in the BRM may not even be available in the United States. Per the 2018 Audi A4 body repair manual: “Luggage compartment floor, replacing, only vehicles with natural gas-powered technology (NOT FOR NORTH AMERICAN MARKET).” Replacement parts and measurements can also vary between these market specific procedures.

Crash test requirements also differ between markets, so it is extremely important to use the procedure specified for the correct market. If the wrong procedure is used, the vehicle may not perform to crash standards in a collision, which is dangerous for passengers within the vehicle.

It is important to read all parts of the procedure, including the title to ensure that the correct procedure is being used to ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

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