I-CAR News – INFINITI

Your job requires that you keep on top of the latest in vehicle, tool, and equipment technology – I-CAR is committed to helping you do so in one convenient place. We regularly publish OEM-specific articles. We’ve gathered these articles, based on make, to assist you with complete, safe, and quality repairs.

Locating OEM-Approved Tools: Nissan/INFINITI

Posted on 27 May 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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OEM Emergency Response Guides: Nissan/INFINITI

Posted on 3 March 2021

Are you looking for OEM emergency response guides (ERGs)? The RTS team has located these guides and either houses them on the RTS website, provides links to webpages that house them, or provides articles with instructions on how to locate them.

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OEM Emergency Response Guides

Posted on 25 February 2021

Are you looking for OEM emergency response guides (ERGs)? The Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team has located these guides and either houses them on the RTS website, provides links to webpages that house them, or provides articles with instructions on how to locate them.

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Your 2020 Favorites: Top Articles

Posted on 6 January 2021

As 2021 rolls in, we can reflect back on what the previous year had to offer. Let's take a look at some of the collision industry information you've been most interested in from this past year. These are the most popular articles from 2020.

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Who Requires Or Recommends MIG Brazing? UPDATE

Posted on 25 November 2020

In Europe, MIG brazing has been required or recommended on a widespread basis for several years. In the U.S., MIG brazing is not as common but is becoming more prevalent. As the RTS team is researching MIG brazing information, we are putting together a series of articles that identify OEM-specific MIG brazing recommendations and requirements for vehicles in the U.S.

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Calibration Research Tips: Nissan/INFINITI Action Tests

Posted on 23 June 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 Nissan/INFINITI action tests.

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Where Do I Find Other Types Of Information In Nissan/INFINITI?

Posted on 17 June 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 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 Nissan/INFINITI websites.

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: 2019 INFINITI QX60

Posted on 10 March 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 INFINITI QX60.

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Identifying The Correct Body Repair Manual: Nissan/INFINITI

Posted on 22 November 2019

Vehicle makers may group their body repair manuals (BRM) in several different ways. Sometimes the BRMs will be grouped by a year range, some are listed as VIN specific, and others are arranged by a body code. Let’s take a look at Nissan/INFINITI to see how they group their BRMs.

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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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Nissan/INFINITI Position Statement: Pre- and Post-Repair System Scanning - UPDATE

Posted on 14 January 2019

Nissan/INFINITI updated their position statement on pre- and post-repair scanning. The revised position statement touches on more subjects and gives additional information on the subject.

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Nissan/INFINITI Position Statements Available: UPDATE

Posted on 14 January 2019

There's a new addition to the OEM Information page for Nissan/INFINITI. Nine new and revised position statements have been released for each manufacturer that are now available for viewing on the I-CAR RTS website.

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Nissan/INFINITI: Single-Use Parts Replacement Position Statement

Posted on 14 January 2019

It is often asked, can this fastener, clip, or part be reused? How can we tell if it can or cannot be reused?

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Locating ADAS Information: Nissan/INFINITI

Posted on 22 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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OEM Linking Pin: Nissan/INFINITI Non-SRS Wiring Repairs

Posted on 8 August 2018

As part of the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) initiative's OEM linking pin activity, we are helping to connect the collision repair industry to the vehicle makers. Recently we have had several technical inquiries asking about non-SRS wiring repairs on Nissan and INFINITI vehicles. We reached out to Nissan/INFINITI for clarification.

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Having The Correct Web Browser

Posted on 13 July 2018

You get a new computer, you have everything setup, you start to access an OEM information website, you get to where the manual used to open and you get a blank screen instead. Now what?

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Repairer Driven News: 2019 INFINITI QX50

Posted on 22 June 2018

The latest Infiniti INFINITI QX50 with the new 980-megapascal “Super High Formability” ultra-high-strength steel, is now available for buyers. Nissan is the first OEM to use this “previously unachievable” steel, and the 2019 QX50 is the first model to contain this type of steel.

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Nissan/INFINITI Updated Manuals To Electronic Service Manual (ESM)

Posted on 8 May 2018

Nissan/INFINITI has a new Electronic Service Manual (ESM) for service information on many 2017 and 2018 models. This also includes the Body Repair Manual (BRM). Let's take a look at the new ESM for Nissan/INFINITI.

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OEM Linking Pin: Spot Welding On Nissan/INFINITI

Posted on 4 December 2017

You’ve been asking us if Nissan/INFINITI allows spot welding on their vehicles, because the body repair manuals (BRM) only shows plug welding in the replacement procedure. Through our I-CAR linking pin activity, we reached out to Nissan/INFINITI for the answer. Let’s take a look at their response.

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Body Construction and Material Repair Guidelines: Nissan/INFINITI

Posted on 20 September 2017

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 Nissan/INFINITI has to say.

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Additional Calibration Requirements: Nissan/INFINITI

Posted on 9 August 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 Nissan/INFINITI vehicles.

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Corrosion Protection Guidelines: Nissan/INFINITI

Posted on 13 July 2017

A key factor in collision repair is making long-lasting repairs. When a vehicle is repaired, many areas of corrosion protection are disturbed. This creates corrosion hot spots, that left untreated will lead to corrosion, and potentially a repair failure. However, there are certain precautions that can be taken to safely and properly restore the corrosion protection throughout the repair process. OEMs often give specifications on restoring corrosion protection. These specifications generally include seam sealer, adhesives, foam fillers, and cavity waxes. Let’s take a look at what Nissan/INFINITI says.

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Structural Sectioning Procedures: Nissan/INFINITI

Posted on 15 May 2017

Ask I-CAR receives many technical inquiries referring to sectioning. The collision repair industry wants to know where can you section, does the OEM have a sectioning procedure, and where can I find the sectioning procedure? Most OEMs allow sectioning to outer body panels and the front and rear rails. Sectioning reinforcements is not as common, as most reinforcements are replaced at factory seams.

Parts are made from various materials including HSS, UHSS, aluminum, and carbon fiber. These parts also have complex designs to collapse or transfer collision forces in a specific manner. Introducing a sectioning joint to many of these parts will alter how the part reacts to those collision forces. For this reason, sectioning a part is only allowed if supported by vehicle maker repair information. Let’s see what Nissan/INFINITI says about structural sectioning.

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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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Weld-Through Primer Guidelines: INFINITI

Posted on 1 May 2017

Weld-through primers are generally a zinc-based product that is applied to the mating surfaces prior to welding. Corroding zinc forms zinc oxide, which protects the steel. This is called sacrificial corrosion. For a quality weld to be made it’s required that the weld-through primer be removed from the direct weld zone before welding the joint, when MIG welding. Many OEMs have a position on when and how to use weld-through primer or when it shouldn’t be utilized. Let’s see what INFINITI recommends and where this information can be found.

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Collision Information Website Access: Nissan/INFINITI

Posted on 21 November 2016

Why do I need a subscription to an OEM website if I have full subscription access to the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) portal? This is a question received on a regular basis through Ask I-CAR. Let’s take a look at why and how to purchase an OEM subscription.

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Nissan/INFINITI Glass Replacement Requirements

Posted on 22 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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Always Follow Vehicle Maker Procedures

Posted on 7 July 2016

We often receive Ask I-CAR inquiries asking: “what does I-CAR recommend?” Many times these questions are in regards to sectioning, straightening, or part replacement/attachment methods. Our first response is always:

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Restraints Wiring Repairs

Posted on 23 May 2016

Over the past few months, we've been sharing OEM position statements on restraints wiring repairs. Now we're bringing them all together in one place for easy reference.

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Nissan and INFINITI Restraints Wiring

Posted on 11 April 2016

The question is often asked, "Can supplemental restraint system wiring be repaired?" The answer is: it depends on the vehicle maker. Let's take a look at Nissan and INFINITI position on this subject.

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Step-By-Step: Accessing INFINITI Repair Information

Posted on 12 May 2015

Per your requests, we are adding step-by-step instructions on how to access the vehicle maker repair information to complement our how-to-videos on the OEM Information pages. Easily reference this article by clicking the link under the video on the INFINITI OEM Information page.

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Bumper Energy Absorbers, Crush Boxes, and Bumper Reinforcements

Posted on 28 February 2015

Let's go back to basics with the ever-popular what to do with bumper energy absorbers, crush boxes, and bumper reinforcements.

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Today’s Advanced Vehicles Require Changes in Collision Repair Attachment Methods – Part 1

Posted on 20 December 2014

This article originally appeared in the November/December edition of Fixed Ops Magazine.

Collision repair professionals are no different than any other professional – we are resistant to change. It took many years for repairers to make the switch to “MIG welding” for welding early unibody vehicles. (For this article we’ll use the term gas metal arc welding (GMAW) metal inert gas (MIG), or GMA (MIG)). (More on the reason, later.) It was a technology that was unfamiliar to many and there wasn’t a perceived need for change. History would prove otherwise, as there may not be a collision repair business in the country that doesn’t have a GMA (MIG) welder.

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What's An INFINITI Rear Side Member Extension?

Posted on 29 October 2014

When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.

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Repair or Replace? – Material Tensile Strength Key to Repairability

Posted on 23 September 2014

Repair or Replace? – Material Tensile Strength Key to Repairability

Jason Bartanen, I-CAR Director, Industry Technical Relations

The world of steels continues to evolve at a rapid pace and repair professionals need to keep up. In order to perform complete, safe, and quality repairs, it’s imperative to identify the type of material we’re working with, to know what is repairable, and know which options we have for part replacement when straightening is not an option.

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Weld-Through Primer Requirements On The OEM Technical Information Matrix

Posted on 28 August 2014

Let's continue our breakdown of the columns in the OEM Technical Information Matrix. The eighth column calls out if the vehicle maker requires the use of weld-through primer on flanges in preparation for welding.

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Collision Repair Attachment Methods, Description, and Equipment Requirements Information on the OEM Technical Information Matrix

Posted on 13 August 2014

Let's continue our breakdown of the columns in the OEM Technical Information Matrix. The seventh column calls out if the vehicle maker has information in regard to the recommended attachment method and the equipment required for complete, quality, and safe repairs.

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It's Not Just About Aluminum

Posted on 30 July 2014

Today's Vehicles Require Updated Collision Repair Tools And Training

by Jason Bartanen

Ever since the unveiling of the 2015 Ford F-150 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, the U.S. automotive industry has been buzzing about this game changing, aluminum intensive vehicle.

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Is There a Procedure for Disassembling a Service Assembly?

Posted on 19 June 2014

The fourth column in the OEM Technical Information Matrix, Partial Service Part/Assembly Replacement Procedures at Factory Seams, can get a little tricky without further clarification. For the most part, this is a column that I-CAR is still researching published OEM information to get the answers to. The question is: Does the vehicle maker have procedures for replacing a partial service part or assembly at factory seams?

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The I-CAR OEM Technical Information Matrix - What Is It, And How Does It Help The Collision Industry?

Posted on 6 May 2014

Do you know what vehicle makers have collision repair information available? Do you know where you can go to find that out?

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What's A Nissan Rear Side Member Extension?

Posted on 1 April 2014

When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.

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