FCA/Stellantis Position Statement: Pre- and Post-Repair System Scanning

FCA/Stellantis has released a position statement related to pre- and post-repair system scanning.

The FCA/Stellantis Scan Tool Position Statement states: "Safety and security related systems, such as anti-lock brakes, supplemental restraint systems (SRS) (air bags), occupant restraint controller (ORC), seat belts, active head restraints, forward facing camera and radar, blind spot monitoring, and other automated electronic driver assistance systems, MUST be tested for fault codes (DTCs) that could possibly be active (current) or stored following a collision. Use of the Mopar wiTECH vehicle diagnostic tester (scan tool) is necessary before and after collision repair."

According to FCA/Stellantis, there are several of conditions that could trigger diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) prior to or during collision repairs. This includes vehicles involved in minor collisions and those without an airbag deployment. There are also instances where vehicle disassembly, trim removal, and glass removal could also cause DTCs.

The FCA/Stellantis Scan Tool Position Statement also provides guidance on ensuring deployment of all inflators on multistage airbags.

You can view FCA/Stellantis Position Statements on the RTS website.

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