What's A Nissan Rear Side Member Extension?

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 Nissan, for example, instead of looking for a rear rail, look for the rear side member extension (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.

Nissan repair information is available for purchase at: www.nissan-techinfo.com

Table 1
Nissan Part Terms Industry Part Terms
Hoodledge Front Upper Rail
Front Side Member Front Lower Rail
Front Pillar A-Pillar
Dash Side Upper A-Pillar
Center Pillar B-Pillar
Outer Sill Outer Rocker Panel
Rear Fender Quarter Panel
Rear Panel Rear Body Panel
Rear Floor Rear Trunk Floor
Rear Side Member Extension Rear Rail
This table shows the terms that Nissan uses on the left and the common industry terms on the right.

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