Acura ADAS

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) often require post-repair calibrations/aiming. There is also a wide variety of repair considerations depending on the year, make, and model of the vehicle being repaired. To assist you with understanding these considerations, we have gathered repair considerations based on make, into one easy to find location to assist you with complete, safe, and quality repair.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: 2019 Acura TLX

Posted on 7 January 2020

While many have noticed that advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are showing up on vehicles, there still is confusion on what is required of these systems after a collision occurs. The Ask I-CAR team frequently gets questions in regard to calibration of ADAS. Many of these questions can be answered simply by using the OEM Calibration Requirements Search. However, there are some questions that may need more details than the calibration search provides. Let’s take a look at the 2019 Acura TLX.

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Repairing Blind Spot Sensor Mounting Locations: Honda/Acura

Posted on 29 August 2019

When performing straightening repairs, having measurements is a sure-fire way to ensure the vehicle is repaired back to spec. However, many times measurements are not given for outer body panels. This isn’t the end of the world until you bring advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) into the works. When mounting ADAS sensors on repaired body panels it can be crucial to have the mounting location straightened perfectly. Some OEMs have procedures on getting the measurements needed to make sure the sensor is looking in the right direction.

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Bumper Cover Repair With ADAS: Honda/Acura

Posted on 6 June 2019

A simple bumper repair on a modern vehicle may not be as simple as it seems. New technologies like blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and other advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) utilize sensors behind the bumper covers. The ability for these sensors to be able to see clearly normally requires special caution when considering a bumper repair. Many OEMs have different levels of warnings when it comes to repairing bumper covers with ADAS. So, what does Honda/Acura say on the subject?

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Honda/Acura Position Statement: Pre- and Post-Repair System Scanning - UPDATE

Posted on 22 May 2019

Honda /Acura have updated their position statement on pre- and post-repair scanning to give more clarification on what is expected for scanning.

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ADAS, Calibration, and Scanning Article Hotspot

Posted on 14 January 2019

Since advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), scanning, and calibration first started becoming relevant, members of the collision repair industry have required as much knowledge as possible on these subjects. I-CAR’s Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team continues to be on the leading edge of research and education. Our goal is to help communicate information to the industry, and a great way to do this is through Collision Repair News articles.

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Pre- and Post-Repair System Scanning Position Statements

Posted on 9 January 2019

Are you wondering if a particular OEM or organization has a published position statement on pre-repair and post-repair scanning? We have compiled a list of most of the position statements on the subject, so you can easily find the particular statement you are looking for. The following articles give you a brief summary of the position statement along with a link to the full statement.

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Locating ADAS Information

Posted on 21 November 2018

As a collision repair technician, it may seem like all the necessary information you would need would be located in the service manual, but this is not the case for modern vehicles. Sometimes the information for a complete repair can be housed in multiple manuals. Fortunately, The Repairability Technical Support Portal (RTS) has videos on how to navigate each OEM website.

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Locating ADAS Information: Honda/Acura

Posted on 29 August 2018

As a collision repair technician, there is one part of a service manual that houses all of the information you would ever need…right? This is not the case with modern vehicles. You may be required to look in numerous manuals to find the information required to safely repair the vehicle.

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Honda/Acura Keyword Search: Aiming

Posted on 5 June 2018

Honda and Acura use keyword searches to find repair information on the Service Express website. These keywords allow you to efficiently get to the repair information you are researching. With advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), comes the need to aim and calibrate those systems. Honda has made calibrating these systems easier through keyword searches at techinfo.honda.com.

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Honda/Acura Keyword Search: Settings

Posted on 31 May 2018

Honda and Acura use keyword searches to find repair information on the Service Express website. These keywords allow you to efficiently get to the repair information you are researching. There are many options when personalizing a vehicle, but Honda and Acura make it easy with their model-specific “Personalized Settings Worksheet.” This document can be accessed with a subscription to the Service Express website and one keyword.

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When ADAS Can't See: Front/Rear Cross Traffic Systems

Posted on 8 January 2018

Collision repairs on vehicles equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) can have more restrictions than vehicles without ADAS. Items that historically would be a simple repair, may now need to be replaced. The ADAS needs to be able to see/sense in some way, whether it be by radar, camera-view, ultrasonic, etc. Repairers need to keep sensor/camera field of vision clear to avoid system malfunctions. For example, repair material that would normally be used to repair a gouge in a bumper cover is now a problem because it can block the sensor’s field of vision and may not allow the sensor to function properly.

Some OEMs have warnings against making repairs in front of sensors/cameras or a certain distance from the sensors/cameras. However, many times there is also a list of other items that can block the sensor/camera view. Let’s take a look at some common things or materials that can interfere with the front/rear cross traffic system.

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When ADAS Can't See: Blind Spot Monitoring System

Posted on 22 December 2017

Collision repairs on vehicles equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) can have more restrictions than vehicles without ADAS. Items that historically would be a simple repair may now need to be replaced. The ADAS needs to be able to see/sense in some way, whether it be by radar, camera-view, ultrasonic, etc. Repairers need to keep sensor/camera field of vision clear to avoid system malfunctions. For example, repair material that would normally be used to repair a gouge in a bumper cover is now a problem because it can block the sensor’s field of vision and may not allow the sensor to function properly.

Some OEMs have warnings against making repairs in front of sensors/cameras or a certain distance from the sensors/cameras. However, many times there is also a list of other items that can block the sensor/camera view. Let’s take a look at some common things or materials that can interfere with the blind spot detection system (BSD).

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TPMS Without the Sensor in the Tire

Posted on 16 November 2017

As of 2007 federal law required that vehicles be equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Most vehicles have a TPMS sensor located in tire that senses and reports the pressure of each tire. However, Honda has done away with this system on some of their models. Let’s take a look at this other system and what we need to know about it.

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Additional Calibration Requirements

Posted on 22 September 2017

The addition of the OEM Calibration Requirements Search to the RTS portal was a big step for the collision industry. While this new feature has been well received, there has been some confusion about what is included in the search tool. The OEM Calibration Requirements Search is designed to provide information on the calibration requirements that are needed for vehicles equipped with Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). This includes systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, and Collision Braking.

It does not include Occupant Classification Systems (OCS), Steering Angle Sensors, battery disconnects, or other calibrations/initializations required, when not related directly to ADAS. Let’s take a look at we have found for additional calibration requirements.

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Additional Calibration Requirements: Honda/Acura

Posted on 1 June 2017

The addition of the OEM Calibration Requirements Search to the RTS portal was a big step for the collision industry. While this new feature has been well received, there has been some confusion about what is included in the search tool. OEM Calibration Requirements Search is designed to provide information on the calibration requirements that are needed for vehicles equipped with advance driver assistance systems (ADAS). This includes systems such as adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and collision braking.

It does not include occupant classification systems (OCS), steering angle sensors, battery disconnects, or other calibrations/initializations required, when not related directly to ADAS. Let’s take a look at what additional items may require calibrations/initializations on Honda/Acura vehicles.

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What's That in the Grille?

Posted on 11 May 2017

Have you noticed anything different looking on new vehicle grilles? If you have, you may have thought what is that strange looking flat spot? Sometimes this flat area is somewhat hidden by a manufacturer emblem. Other times it’s integrated into the grille itself, including grille lines. Let’s take a look at this new design element and what it’s hiding.

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I-CAR Best Practice: Collision Repair Diagnostics Definitions

Posted on 3 October 2016

Periodically, I-CAR Repairability Summits are held to bring together collision industry stakeholders and subject matter experts to develop collision repair processes and best practices for repair of late-model, collision damaged vehicles. In the I-CAR Repairability Summit the topic of collision repair diagnostics definitions was discussed.

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Honda/Acura Easy Backup Sensor Diagnostics

Posted on 9 September 2016

Backup or parking sensors are being installed on a large number of today’s vehicles. Sensors can become damaged in collisions and it can be difficult to diagnose. However, Honda/Acura has an easier way to let technicians know which sensor may be damaged.

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