This month’s Collision Solutions covers pre- and post-scanning of vehicle electronics. The presence of sophisticated electronics and anti-collision devices on nearly every new vehicle during the past few years mean that EVERY collision center must be in a position to identify, diagnose, repair, and verify the safe operation of both active and passive safety measures. This may be accomplished internally, utilizing 3rd party technical services, or via a qualified sublet vendor. However, it can affect nearly every repair including simple bumper repairs to windshield replacements. The process of investigation, repair, and verification needs to be built into repair plans. It is important for both PBE Distributors and collision centers to know where to access information on this ongoing issue. This is very closely related to the separate discussion of OE repair procedures, in general, and the liability risk for repairers. We will explore those issues separately, next month.

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