Ford 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.

Calibration Research Tips: Ford/Lincoln Module Programming

Posted on 12 May 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 will help with the repair and calibration of ADAS. Let’s take a closer look at Ford/Lincoln module programming.

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Ford/Lincoln ADAS Repair Planning: Do You Have All The Information?

Posted on 17 April 2020

While researching body repair manuals (BRM) and service manuals, we're creating OEM-specific articles for additional information needed when repair planning. The goal of these articles is to help repairers create a more complete and accurate repair plan. One key aspect of repair planning is being aware of the advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) equipped on the vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at two examples from Ford/Lincoln.

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Calibration Research Tips: Ford/Lincoln Adaptive Lighting

Posted on 18 February 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 will help with the repair and calibration of ADAS. Let’s take a closer look at Ford/Lincoln’s adaptive lighting systems.

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Calibration Research Tips: Ford/Lincoln Parking Sensor Operation Check

Posted on 14 February 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 will help with the repair and calibration of ADAS. Let’s take a closer look at Ford/Lincoln’s parking sensors.

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Ford/Lincoln: ADAS Collision Report Video

Posted on 29 October 2019

Ford and Lincoln vehicles now come with many advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The ADAS Collision Report video goes into detail about these systems, and how important it is that they’re repaired and calibrated correctly.

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: 2019 Ford Explorer

Posted on 6 August 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 get 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 details than the calibration search provides. Let’s take a look at the 2019 Ford Explorer ADAS.

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High-Strength Steel Prevalent in the 2020 Ford Escape

Posted on 10 May 2019

Ford’s 2020 Escape has been fully redesigned and is loaded with technology that collision repairers need to be aware of. This include different material usage, multiple powertrain options, and tons of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Let’s check out this update to the Escape.

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Bumper Cover Repair With ADAS: Ford/Lincoln

Posted on 1 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 Ford/Lincoln say on the subject?

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I-CAR 360: 2019 Ford Expedition/Lincoln Navigator Series Video Now Available

Posted on 24 April 2019

The I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team recently developed a new I-CAR 360 video on the 2019 Ford/Lincoln Expedition/Navigator. The video provides a 360 tour around the aluminum bodied Expedition/Navigator.

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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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Ford/Lincoln Position Statement: Pre- and Post-Repair System Scanning

Posted on 10 December 2018

All of the advancements in vehicle technology in recent years have led to Ford and Lincoln position statements on pre- and post-repair scanning. Let’s take a look at the guidelines laid out by Ford/Lincoln on this subject.

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Where Do I Find Other Types Of Information In Ford/Lincoln?

Posted on 6 June 2018

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 restraint 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 Ford/Lincoln website.

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Locating ADAS Information: Ford/Lincoln

Posted on 9 April 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.

The Repairability Technical Support Portal (RTS) has videos posted to show you how to navigate specific OEM Body Repair Manuals (BRMs), but this sometimes just gets you in the door. If you are looking for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) information in the BRM, you may not find any information at all. ADAS information is not normally located in the body repair manual. You may have to go into the service manual to find ADAS or a separate manual altogether. Luckily, the RTS team has already navigated most of the OEM repair manuals and we’ve found the ADAS information. Let’s see where to find ADAS information from Ford/Lincoln.

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Repairer Driven News: 2019 Ford Ranger Unveiled

Posted on 2 February 2018

It’s auto show time and the highly anticipated Ford Ranger was shown off at the North American Auto Show. Some, but not all, details have been released on the Ranger. Repairer Driven News published an article with some of the available details on the new midsize truck.

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Dynamic Calibration Video Exclusive with Bosch's Steve Zack

Posted on 28 September 2017

Recently, we caught up with scan tool expert Steve Zack, Bosch Technical Instructor, to learn more about calibration requirements for forward-facing cameras and sensors. To learn more about our conversation with Steve, check out this great video.

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Ford On Target: 2017 Volume 2

Posted on 2 August 2017

Ford has released their publication, Ford On Target 2017: Volume 2. Features of this volume include repair procedures, future technologies, and replacement parts availability. Let’s take a look at this issue of On Target.

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Additional Calibration Requirements: Ford/Lincoln

Posted on 26 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 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 Ford/Lincoln vehicles.

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Ford/Lincoln Glass Replacement Requirements

Posted on 2 September 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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Collision Repair Diagnostics — The Next Essential Collision Repair Process

Posted on 18 December 2015

Article originally appeared in Repairer Driven News on December 17, 2015

By Steve Marks

Would you ever attempt to repair a late-model collision-damaged vehicle without three-dimensional measuring? Of course you wouldn’t. Without measuring, it isn’t possible to determine the extent of damage, or to identify hidden damage – which can impact the safety of drivers and passengers in future accidents.

Yet, every day, many vehicles are returned to owners with hidden damage because according to technicians, “There isn’t a warning lamp illuminated on the dash.”

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Ford Lane Keep Assist Overview

Posted on 30 September 2015

On the new Ford F-150, lane keep assist is an available option. With any of the advanced vehicle safety systems, one of the most important things to know is how to identify the system is on the vehicle at the repair facility. Once identified, information is needed on when calibration is required and what tools and equipment are needed to perform the calibration. Let's take a look at the lane keep assist system on the 2015 Ford F-150.

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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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