Toyota/Lexus/Scion Position Statement: Pre- and Post-Repair System Scanning

As the industry continues to ask if pre- and post-repair system scanning is necessary, Toyota/Lexus/Scion provides their answer.

Per the July 2021 Toyota CRIB 191: "Repairers should perform a "Health Check" diagnostic scan since a capable scan tool is the only way to identify and document DTCs. It is necessary for repairers perform a "Health Check" diagnostic scan before and after every repair if a vehicle has sustained damage as a result of a collision."

In addition: "Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicle electrical systems are designed to control and communicate with engine, drivetrain, body electrial, navigation, audio, handling and safety systems." Components from these various systems can be damaged in a collision and may not necessarily cause a MIL. The Toyota CRIB also states that the pre-repair system scan will help to identify DTCs that will need to be taken care of to help ensure the systems operate correctly.

Always refer to Toyota/Lexus service information for the most up-to-date CRIB information.

For additional Toyota/Lexus information, check out the following pages:
Toyota OEM Information
Lexus OEM Information

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