BMW Position Statement: Pre- and Post-Repair System Scanning - UPDATE

BMW has released a position statement related to pre- and post-repair system scanning. The statement applies to All vehicles equipped with on board diagnostics II (OBD II).

The BMW position statement, Service Information Bulletin (SIB 41 05 19), Preliminary Diagnostics For Collision Repairs, covers pre- and-post repair scans (vehicle diagnostic tests). The SIB states, "BMW vehicles can incorporate numerous control modules, sensors and cameras that assist in various functions within the vehicle. During a collision, these systems can sustain damage in ways that are not visually evident. These components must be evaluated to ensure the vehicle is repaired in a manner that complies with BMW Repair Standards / Guidelines. A damaged component may have a direct effect on the vehicle operation."

To view the full position statement:

  • Go to
  • Log in or purchase a subscription
  • Click on Service Information (top left of page)
  • Select Service Bulletins from the dropdown list
  • In the new window, either use the search bar at the top of the page, or the search bar to the right of the page
  • Type in the name of the document and click on the magnifying glass

For additional BMW information, check out the BMW OEM Information page

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