Vehicle manufacturer says its automobiles must be scanned for diagnostic trouble codes following a collision. Warns that multi-stage airbags must be scanned to confirm all initiators are exhausted.
FCA USA LLC has issued a position statement that repairs should scan all vehicles that have been involved in a collision, or have had repairs performed, for diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) that may affect vehicle safety or security systems.
According to the statement conditions that could trigger DTCs include:
- Vehicle is involved in an accident or collision, even though the damage may appear minor
- Vehicle has been in an accident with or