Kia Motors has issued a statement regarding their position on pre and post diagnostic scanning in collision repairs as the discussion about the importance of scanning continues to develop.
The statement addresses the complexity of modern Kia vehicles and the importance of utilising the scanning procedure as an essential task both before and after repairs are completed to ensure all technologies are operating as intended.
“Kia motors has designed many electrical modules and complex electrical components which communicate with each other in Kia vehicles.
“After a collision has occurred, it is imperative to perform both pre-repair and post-repair scan procedures with all the systems to test for potential diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs).
“A DTC alert may not always illuminate a DTC indicator light on the dash board, so testing for codes is important both before and after repairs are made, even if the repairs appear to be minor.
“Not only can scanning help ensure accurate estimating before a job commences, after-repair scanning helps ensure that all systems are communicating and functioning as originally designed.
“The scanning procedure should not be considered an option, but rather an essential task both during the pre-repair collision estimating phase and after the repairs are completed.”