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.