Mercedes-Benz Position Statement: Pre- and Post-Repair System Scanning

Mercedes-Benz (MBUSA) is known for their use of technology in their vehicles. Many of their models are equipped with some of the latest and greatest bells and whistles. So, what does this mean for collision repair technicians when it comes to repairing these vehicles. Let’s see what MBUSA has to say in their revised position statement.

The Mercedes-Benz Diagnostic Repairs Following A Collision position statement lists various technologies used, along with saying how they can be damaged in a collision without the driver being aware that a problem exists.

In the Mercedes-Benz Diagnostic Repairs Following A Collision position statement, it says that MBUSA highly recommends pre-repair scans and says that post-repair scanning is necessary on vehicle models that are 1996 or newer. They give some examples of when a scan is required:

  • Vehicle collisions, regardless of the appearance of damage
  • Windshield replacement for vehicles with driver-assist sensors (including rain/light sensors) located in the windshield
  • Removal and/or replacement of exterior components, bumpers, SRS sensors, park assist sensors, driver-assist system sensors and cameras, wiring harnesses, vehicle control units, seats, or interior trim panels

Mercedes-Benz also, recommend “that all repairs are performed by a certified technician using only Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts, mechanical components, and electrical components, as well as all safety devices such as airbags and seat belts.”

For the most up-to-date information use Workshop Information Systems (WIS), which is found on the MBUSA repair information website.

You can also view Mercedes-Benz position statements on the RTS website.

For additional Mercedes-Benz information, check out the Mercedes-Benz OEM Information page.

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