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News   July 21, 2016   by CARS Magazine

Honda to require pre- and post-repair scans after all collisions

Honda has announced that the company will require pre- and post-repair scans on all Honda and Acura vehicles after a collision.

In a position statement, the company outlined the minimum requirements for all Honda and Acura vehicles involved in a collision:

It is the position of American Honda that all vehicles involved in a collision* must have the following minimum diagnostic scans, inspections, and/or calibrations done to avoid improper repair:

  • A preliminary diagnostic scan during the repair estimation phase to determine what Diagnostic Trouble Codes DTCs may be present, so proper repairs may be included.
  • A post repair diagnostic scan to confirm that no DTCs remain.
    • Any repair that requires disconnection of electrical components in order to perform the repair will require a post-repair diagnostic scan to confirm if the component is reconnected properly and functioning.
    • Damage that requires body parts replacement will always require a post-repair diagnostic scan.
  • Some safety and driver assistive systems will require inspections, calibration, and/or aiming after collision or other body repairs.

*A collision is defined as damage that exceeds minor outer panel cosmetic distortion.

Read Honda’s full statement here.