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.

I-CAR RAM ProMaster VF Course

Posted on 26 April 2023

I-CAR has developed a course that provides an overview of several features on the 2022 RAM ProMaster, as well as repairability.

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FCA/Stellantis: Bumper Cover Removal With Active Air Dams

Posted on 7 October 2022

Some FCA/Stellantis vehicles use active air dams underneath the front bumper cover to improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle. With active air dams, comes some considerations when removing and installing a front bumper cover. Let’s take a look at what FCA/Stellantis has to say.

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Locating OEM-Approved ADAS Tools: FCA/Stellantis

Posted on 2 December 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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Calibration Research Tips: RAM Drivers Assistance System Module

Posted on 29 October 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 put together a series of articles that help with the repair and calibration of ADAS. Let’s look at the RAM Drivers Assistance System Module (DASM).

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FCA/Stellantis ADAS Repair Planning: Do You Have All The Information?

Posted on 22 September 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 FCA/Stellantis.

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FCA/Stellantis Has Video Procedures

Posted on 14 May 2020

Looking for more information about a specific repair procedure? Some OEMs are now providing videos within the repair procedures on their service site. Vehicle makers may also have additional websites that contain repair videos. As we research OEM websites and find these helpful videos, we will write articles to let you know. Let’s take a closer look at FCA/Stellantis.

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Identifying FCA/Stellantis Programming Differences

Posted on 18 December 2019

While doing research on FCA/Stellantis for the RTS OEM Calibration Requirements Search, the RTS team noticed on some of the ADAS, 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: Refinishing Park Assist Sensors - FCA/Stellantis

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 FCA/Stellantis allows park assist sensors to be refinished.

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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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Where Do I Find Other Types Of Information In FCA/Stellantis?

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 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 FCA/Stellantis website.

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Locating ADAS Information: FCA/Stellantis

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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2019 RAM Debuts with New Materials, Engines, and ADAS

Posted on 9 February 2018

The RTS team attended the Media Preview at the Chicago Auto Show this week. At the show was the FCA/Stellantis all new 2019 RAM 1500. The RAM should be on dealer lots in the first half of 2018. There have been many changes to the RAM for this latest generation including, the use of new materials.

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Your 2017 Favorites: Articles

Posted on 5 January 2018

Now that the new year is underway, let’s take a look at some of your favorite things from 2017. Let's start with your favorite articles.

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Additional Calibration Requirements: FCA/Stellantis

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 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 FCA/Stellantis vehicles.

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FCA/Stellantis 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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FCA/Stellantis Position Statement: Pre- and Post-Repair System Scanning

Posted on 9 June 2016

FCA/Stellantis has released a position statement related to pre- and post-repair system scanning.

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