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Blind Spot Warning (BSW) Precautions

Nissan’s Blind Spot Warning Technology Compromised from Rear Bumper Repair

On February 21, 2017 Nissan released a Collision Position Statement warning the industry of the dangers of repairing rear bumper covers. Nissan stated they DO NOT support any repair, body filler application, or paint work on the rear bumper cover in the general area of the side radars, which is where blind spot warning technology is located.  Furthermore, the manufacturer insists all damaged bumper covers are to be replaced with a new OEM bumper cover to prevent any potentially dangerous safety concerns from faulty Blind Spot Warning Systems in their newer vehicles. Read the full position statement to learn more about Nissan’s collision repair precautions on rear bumper covers.

N I S S A N
Collision Position Statement-
Blind Spot Warning (BSW) Precautions
Reference: NPSB/16-725
Date: February 21, 2017

TO: COLLISION REPAIR INDUSTRY

POSITION STATEMENT: Blind Spot Warning (BSW) Precautions

FRANKLIN, TN– issan
BSW was introduced to some Nissan vehicles as early as 2011. On vehicles equipped with this
technology, the side radars, which are responsible for triggering the BSW, sit behind the rear bumper
cover at both corners. For this reason, in a rear end collision scenario, Nissan DOES NOT support any
repair, body filler application, or paint work on the rear bumper cover in the general area of the side
radars. Nissan’s service manuals clearly state: “Do not attach a sticker (including transparent material),
install an accessory or paint work near the side radar”.
The damaged bumper cover should be instead replaced with a new bumper cover. In addition, since
non-OEM bumper covers may vary in materials, build specifications, and fitment, and have not been
tested by Nissan as far as compatibility with the BSW system, Nissan recommends replacing the
bumper cover with a new Genuine Nissan bumper cover.
Failure to adhere to these guidelines may cause the BSW system to not function properly, potentially
causing serious safety concerns for our owners.
Please reference service manual section “DAS” for additional detailed information.

Parts Warranty

Nissan North America’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty, and Limited Warranty on replacement parts do
not apply to any parts other than Genuine Nissan original equipment parts.
Nissan North America will not be responsible for any subsequent repair costs associated with a vehicle
and/or part failure caused by the use of parts other than Genuine Nissan replacement parts.

For additional collision information: http://collision.nissanusa.com.

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