Chevrolet ADAS

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) often require post-repair calibrations. There are also a wide variety of repair considerations depending on the vehicle being repaired. We regularly publish OEM-specific Collision Repair News articles focused on ADAS. We’ve gathered these articles, based on make, to assist you with complete, safe, and quality repairs.

GM Repair Insights: Summer 2023

Posted on 20 March 2024

The summer edition of General Motors (GM) Repair Insights magazine has recently been made available.

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GM Repair Insights: Fall 2023

Posted on 20 March 2024

The fall edition of General Motors (GM) Repair Insights magazine has recently been made available.

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Locating ADAS Information: GM - UPDATE

Posted on 15 September 2023

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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GM Repair Insights: Summer 2022

Posted on 3 March 2023

The summer edition of the General Motors (GM) Repair Insights magazine is now available.

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GM Repair Insights: Winter 2022

Posted on 14 January 2022

A winter edition of the General Motors (GM) Repair Insights magazine is now available.

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GM Repair Insights: Fall 2021

Posted on 29 October 2021

A fall edition of the General Motors (GM) Repair Insights magazine is now available.

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GM ADAS Information Document: UPDATE

Posted on 20 October 2021

General Motors (GM) has a document that covers advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) information. The document provides an overview of all ADAS and components in one convenient location.

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Repairer Driven News: General Motors Ultra Cruise

Posted on 13 October 2021

Repairer Driven News (RDN) released an article highlighting an upcoming advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) change for General Motors (GM).

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Repairer Driven News: GM Updates Repair And Inspection Document

Posted on 11 June 2021

Repairer Driven News (RDN) released an article on General Motors (GM) post-crash inspections and repair requirements document.

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Locating OEM-Approved ADAS Tools: General Motors

Posted on 2 June 2021

When researching calibration procedures for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), you may notice that many of the procedures require the use of specific tools. Some tools may be everyday items like string, tape, levels, paper, etc. However, many of them are OEM-specific tools or scan tools. Often identifying and locating where to purchase these specific tools can be difficult.

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I-CAR Collision Repair Of The 2021 General Motors (GM) Full-Frame Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV) Course

Posted on 16 October 2020

The GM full-frame SUVs have undergone a redesign for 2021. This has brought about various structural changes, as well as construction material changes.

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I-CAR Collision Repair Of The 2020 General Motors (GM) Corvette C8 Course

Posted on 8 October 2020

Chevrolet introduced the latest generation Corvette, the C8. This 2020 model is completely redesigned and only uses one part from the previous generation. I-CAR developed a course in cooperation with the vehicle maker for the Chevrolet Corvette C8.

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Refinishing Park Assist Sensors: GM

Posted on 21 July 2020

Park assist sensors are part of the park assist system, just one of many advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) found on vehicles today. Damaged sensors are typically replaced and may require painting to match the vehicle. Vehicle makers often provide information on the painting of new sensors. Some vehicle makers do not recommend refinishing sensors with minor finish damage because excessive paint thickness may adversely affect the operation of the park assist system. However, other vehicle makers allow refinishing and provide guidelines. Let’s see what General Motors (GM) has to say.

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OEM ADAS Information Documents

Posted on 1 July 2020

As advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are now commonplace and becoming available on even entry level models. Having information on ADAS, and when calibration is required for these systems is more important than ever.

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Where Do I Find Other Types Of Information In General Motors?

Posted on 19 March 2020

Navigating OEM websites can be challenging when searching for collision repair procedures, especially as no two OEM websites are alike. What happens when you need to find other types of repair information, such as, "What needs to be inspected after a supplemental restraints system (SRS) deployment?", or "Does the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) require a scan tool or specialty tool?" Let's take a closer look at the General Motors (GM) website.

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Calibration Research Tips: GM Manuals That Share A Common Platform

Posted on 4 March 2020

While searching for information on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on an OEM repair information site, you may come across unique calibration procedures or events. These events can vary by year and model, even within a particular make. As the RTS team has been researching these systems, we have been identifying these atypical circumstances. In order to help you better understand them, we are putting together a series of articles that help with the repair and calibration of ADAS. Let’s take a look at GM manuals that cover multiple vehicles.

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GM Repair Insights Website

Posted on 6 February 2020

The GM Repair Insights website is back up after being down for a number of months. The Repairer News section of the site has solutions to specific issues for GM vehicles, such as wind noise on full-size trucks. With the re-publishing of this website, comes two new issues of the Insights magazine.

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Posted on 24 September 2019

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 searching the OEM Calibration Requirements Search. However, there are some questions that may need more detail than the calibration search provides. Let’s take a look at the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado ADAS.

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2020 GM Silverado And Sierra 2500 And 3500 HD Repair Redesigned

Posted on 12 August 2019

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra vehicles have been redesigned. To help technicians be aware of the design changes and what these changes mean to the collision repair industry, General Motors (GM) has worked with I-CAR to develop a course.

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I-CAR 360: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra Light Duty Video Now Available

Posted on 11 July 2019

The I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team recently developed a new I-CAR 360 video on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra light duty. The video provides a 360 tour around the new Silverado/Sierra, and the body in white.

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Bumper Cover Repair With ADAS: General Motors

Posted on 7 May 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 General Motors (GM) say on the subject?

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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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New Calibration Requirement From General Motors

Posted on 18 May 2017

There is new information available when it comes to windshield replacement on General Motors (GM) vehicles. In the past, forward facing camera calibration was not required when replacing the windshield. Let’s take a look at the new requirement from GM.

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Additional Calibration Requirements: General Motors

Posted on 5 May 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 advanced 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 General Motors (GM) vehicles.

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Is Your Shop Ready For The Future?

Posted on 16 December 2016

With all of the advancements in vehicle technology in recent years, it brings the need for new equipment and new training to repair modern vehicles. It also, brings the question “Is your shop ready?” Let’s take a look at some of the equipment needed for now and the future.

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GM Glass Replacement Requirements

Posted on 10 November 2016

The role of the windshield is a lot more complex than simply allowing a view of the road ahead. It is considered a structural part of the vehicle as it contributes to the strength of the roof and A-pillars. The windshield helps to manage collision energy and has become an integral part of several advanced safety systems.

It is commonly asked, "What is required when replacing a windshield?" With this question in mind, we will be presenting a series of articles that highlight some of the requirements from the various OEMs. As always, it is important to read through each vehicle-specific procedure to ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

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General Motors Position Statement: Pre- and Post-Repair System Scanning

Posted on 21 October 2016

As the industry continues to ask, are pre- and post-repair scans necessary, General Motors provides their answer.

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Making Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) A Standard Feature

Posted on 24 September 2015

A group of vehicle makers got together recently and discussed the future of automatic emergency braking (AEB) technology in their vehicles. This feature is designed to reduce the severity and frequency of collisions; but no matter how good it is, it will never prevent all accidents from happening. So what do you need to know in order to repair vehicles with AEB, and how do you know the system is functioning properly?

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Collision Repair For The Chevrolet Camaro

Posted on 4 February 2015

The 2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaro is built on a General Motors global rear-wheel drive platform and shares some of the same chassis parts with the Pontiac GTO and G8. Although the new Camaro looks like a 1969 Camaro, it is quite different from a collision repair point of view. This article will cover some of the repair options and considerations when working on a collision-damaged Camaro. General Motors body repair procedures and mechanical/electronic systems can be accessed by visiting

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Strategy Based Diagnostics In Collision Repair

Posted on 19 September 2014

by Chuck Olsen, Collision Diagnostic Services (CDS)

Strategy Based Diagnostics is an automotive best practice routine that was initially published by GM after studying and observing successful technicians in the field who consistently meet or exceed productivity standards with the lowest levels of "re-checks" or "comebacks." Since GM published this best practice, Strategy Based Diagnostics has been adopted by most in the automotive repair field.

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