Subaru of America, Inc. is the latest vehicle manufacturer to provide guidance on diagnostic scanning in collision repair. The manufacturer issued a position statement this month recommending both pre-collision repair and post-repair scanning for trigger diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) on model year 2004 and newer vehicles.
According to the statement:
In the event of a collision, these components could incur damage, which may trigger diagnostic trouble codes (DTC), but may not be evident via a warning light on the instrument cluster. It is imperative that these components be evaluated after a collision to ensure the vehicle is completely repaired. If