ASA Position Statement: Pre- and Post-Repair System Scanning

On April 17, 2017, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) released a position statement on pre- and post-repair system scanning. This statement coincides with many of the recently released statements issued by OEMs. Let’s see what this position statement says.

Per the ASA Position Statement on Vehicle Scanning from ASA’s Collision Operations Committee: “The Automotive Service Association supports the electronic scanning of all vehicles prior to and after collision repairs are completed in order to ensure that all potential damage has been identified to achieve a safe and complete repair.” ASA says that it will uphold this position until the OEMs identify the years, makes, models, and scenarios where such scanning is not necessary.

“ASA also supports full disclosure and a customers’ written acknowledgement of the diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) identified by the scans, along with documenting and informing the customer of other issues with the vehicle that are not related to the accident but where a DTC is present.”

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