Body Construction And Material Repair Guidelines: Mazda

2017 Mazda CX9

What is the MPa of the front lower rail? What is the outer uniside made of: steel, aluminum, or composite? Can heat be used to straighten or is it cold straightening only? What are the repair limitations? These are just some of the questions that the RTS team fields on a daily basis.

As we know, today’s vehicles can be constructed from a wide variety of materials. Knowing if the OEM provides information on body construction materials and repair guidelines is a crucial step in providing a complete, safe, and quality repair. Let’s see what Mazda has to say.

After you access the body repair manual, you will be able to locate the construction material in the Bodyshop Manuals ➤ Body and Accessories ➤ Body Structure. Beneath this section are two subcategories:

  • Construction - this section has a detailed vehicle illustration. Beneath the illustration is a table that has a material breakdown of each component.
  • Ultra High-Tension Steel - this section will list the MPa of parts. The section also contains a breakdown of the characteristics of steel that Mazda utilizes, as well as, Range of Use and Caution for Service.

Mazda vehicle-specific body repair manuals can be found at:

For additional Mazda information, check out the Mazda OEM Information page.

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