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.

Identifying Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Programming Differences

Posted on 18 December 2019

While doing research on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for the RTS OEM Calibration Requirements Search, the RTS team noticed on some of the ADAS systems, there is a procedure called a “PROXI alignment”. We have researched what this means in order to give you clarity, in the event you see this procedure mentioned in the service manual.

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OEM Linking Pin: FCA Refinishing Park Assist Sensors

Posted on 25 September 2019

As part of the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) OEM linking pin activity, we are helping to connect the collision repair industry to the vehicle makers. Recently we had a technical inquiry that asked if Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) allows parking sensors to be refinished.

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Posted on 19 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 Jeep Grand Cherokee ADAS.

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Something To Watch For When Replacing Blind Spot Sensors

Posted on 30 May 2019

ABRN published a blind spot detection system problem and solution authored by John Anello, of Auto Tech on Wheels. Let’s take a look at this article.

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OEM Information Page: Alfa Romeo Page Added

Posted on 6 March 2019

The OEM Information pages continue to grow, here is one of the new features for this area of the RTS portal.

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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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FCA Announces Their New Midsize Truck: 2020 Jeep Gladiator

Posted on 13 December 2018

FCA has developed an addition to the Jeep family that will be available in 2019, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. This vehicle uses Jeep’s traditional body on frame design, with many other Jeep trademarks added into the overall look of the vehicle. Though the Gladiator may sport many of Jeep’s famous features, it brings some new materials and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for collision repair technicians to be aware of.

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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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Where Do I Find Other Types of Information in FCA?

Posted on 20 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 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) TechAuthority website.

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Locating ADAS Information: FCA

Posted on 24 May 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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All New Jeep Wrangler Body Repair Manual Available

Posted on 19 January 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) unveiled the new Jeep Wrangler for 2018. The new Wrangler (JL) will be produced for some time, along with the past generation Wrangler (JK) Both will be 2018 model years. Though the traditional Jeep styling has not strayed far from its roots, the Wrangler (JL) is a very different vehicle.

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Additional Calibration Requirements: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)

Posted on 11 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. 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 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) vehicles.

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Going Beyond Just the Written Procedures

Posted on 25 April 2017

If you have repaired a vehicle with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that required calibration, you may have noticed the complexity of some of the calibration procedures. Many calibrations require the use of a scan tool along with other special tools. These calibration procedures may require that the technician layout a grid, make measurements, find the center point of the vehicle, and even move the vehicle a specified distance. When reading the procedure on the OEM site you may find your head spinning, while trying to figure out what exactly you are supposed to be doing. However, there are some OEMs that have produced videos that go along with these procedures to aid in understanding the calibration process. Let’s take a look at what some of the OEMs are that have done this.

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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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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Glass Replacement Requirements

Posted on 23 August 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.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Position Statement: Pre- and Post-Repair System Scanning

Posted on 9 June 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC has released a position statement related to the use of scan tools following collisions. In the position statement, FCA states:

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Adaptive Cruise Control Overview: Dodge Challenger

Posted on 21 December 2015

How do you know if a 2015 or newer Dodge Challenger is equipped with adaptive cruise control (ACC)? Look for a small hole in the lower grille (Figure 1). So what does that mean for collision repair?

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