Sectioning and Partial Part Replacement: 2017 Acura TLX

One of the top technical inquiries received at Ask I-CAR, “Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?” To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2017 Acura TLX.

The full OEM Partial Part Replacement Search page for the 2017 Acura TLX can be viewed on the I-CAR website. This will give you a good understanding on general areas for sectioning or partial replacement. I-CAR does not have permission to show exact locations for sectioning or the procedure itself. However, Acura has a paid subscription website with collision repair information.

The TLX offers a single partial replacement procedure for the front lower rail. In this procedure the rail is replaced in front of the cowl. The upper rail and the rear rail can be replaced in multiple locations but, sectioning is not an option.

The TLX has a 1500 MPa reinforcement in the front door opening, which Acura refers to as the outer stiffener ring. This part includes the A-pillar, B-pillar, and everything in-between, along with a portion in the rear door opening. There is no sectioning allowed anywhere on the outer stiffener ring. If damaged, replacement is required for the full outer stiffener ring. This is done with a combination of spot welding and MIG brazing. There is also an outer quarter panel sectioning procedure, along with a trunk floor sectioning procedure.

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