“This statement remains as true today, as it was in 2011; and while the statement in 2011 encompassed all published collision repair procedures, it is equally inclusive of published diagnostic and mechanical operations required from a collision and the subsequent repair,” the organization wrote in an open letter contained in the June 2017 newsletter.
“It remains SCRS’ position that if an OEM documents a repair procedure as required, recommended or otherwise necessary as a result of damage or repair, that those published procedures would be the standard of repair until such time the documentation changes. Disregarding a documented procedure that is made available to the industry creates undue and avoidable liability on the repair facility performing the repair.”
A cutaway showing higher-strength steels and aluminum in the 2016 Honda Civic is shown at the Society of Collision Repair Specialists’ booth at SEMA 2016. (John Huetter/Repairer Driven News)
A June 2017 Society of Collision Repair Specialists open letter emphasizes its 2011 stance that OEM collision repair procedures are the “standard of repair” — and clarifies that the stance holds true for “mechanical” repair procedures such as diagnostics and calibration. (Provided by Society of Collision Repair Specialists)