Last November, Claims reported on five automakers that issuedposition statements on diagnostic scanning as a component of thecollision repair process.

Infiniti USA, General Motors (GM) and Mercedes-Benz (MBUSA) have since joined the discussionwith their positions on post-collision diagnostic scanning.

Infiniti's one page scan position statement was released inSeptember; GM issued their position statement in October, and theMBUSA position statement appeared in late November.

Infiniti's scanning recommendations

The Infiniti USA scanning position
was an initial industryextrapolation of Nissan's (Infiniti's parent company) June 2016position statement. In 2012, Infiniti began to distinguish itselfin corporate structure, location and name as a formidable globalbrand in the luxury automobile market. The September release ofInfiniti's own position statement is a natural extension of thatdistinction. The position statement is basically commensurate withthat of Nissan North America with one notable clarification,Infiniti indicates that the position applies to 1996 and newervehicles representing the 1996 introduction of the current OBDIIstandard in automotive diagnostics.

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