Nissan Position Statement: Blind Spot Warning (BSW) Precautions

Nissan released a new position statement addressing the repairability of a damaged rear bumper cover on vehicles equipped with Blind Spot Warning (BSW). Let’s take a look at what is included in this position statement.

Per the Nissan Position Statement - Blind Spot Warning (BSW) Precautions:

  • BSW was introduced to some Nissan vehicles as early as 2011.
  • Nissan DOES NOT support any repair, body filler application, or paint work on the rear bumper cover in the general area of the side radars.
  • The damaged bumper cover should be instead replaced with a new bumper cover.
  • Nissan recommends replacing the bumper cover with a new Genuine Nissan bumper cover.
  • Failure to adhere to these guidelines may cause the BSW system to not function properly, potentially causing serious safety concerns for our owners.

The position statement further explains where in the repair manual you can find more detailed information. This position statement, along with all other Nissan position statements, can be found on the Nissan OEM Information Page.

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