Bumper Cover Repair With ADAS: Mitsubishi

A simple bumper repair on a modern vehicle may not be as simple as it seems. New technologies like blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and other advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) utilize sensors behind the bumper covers. The ability for these sensors to be able to see clearly normally requires special caution when considering a bumper repair. Many OEMs have different levels of warnings when it comes to repairing bumper covers with ADAS. So, what does Mitsubishi say on the subject?

While Mitsubishi does not prohibit repairs on bumper covers with blind spot sensors, they do provide an illustration that identifies the electric wave penetration area and caution on repairs to this area, stating the following:

  • "Do not apply any sticker, paint or putty to the radar electric wave penetration area (shaded portion)
  • Avoid any shocks or scratches"

Mitsubishi goes on to clarify that the electric wave penetration area shown is symmetrical to both the left and right sides of the bumper.

This information is typically located in the service manual under: Service information ➤ 51-Exterior ➤ Rear bumper Assembly ➤ Rear Bumper Assembly Removal And Installation.

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

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