What's A Volvo Rear Side Member?

When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.

When searching for repair procedures, knowing what to look for can save valuable time. When searching Volvo, for example, instead of looking for a rear rail, look for the rear side member (see Table 1). Having the correct repair information is essential to a proper repair process. Without vehicle maker repair information, you are potentially re-engineering the vehicle without the research into how the vehicle would react in another collision.

Volvo repair information is available for purchase at: www.volvotechinfo.com

Table 1
Volvo Part Terms Industry Part Terms
Upper Side Member Front Upper Rail
Front Side Member Front Lower Rail
A-Post A-Pillar
B-Post B-Pillar
C-Post C-Pillar
Door Sill Outer Rocker Panel
Rear Fender Quarter Panel
Outer Rear Section Rear Body Panel
Spare Wheel Well Trunk Floor
Rear Side Member Rear Rail
This table shows the terms that Volvo uses on the left and the common industry terms on the right.

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