Collision Position Statement
Position Statement: Use of SALVAGED and/or USED Air Bag Components
To: Collision Repair Industry
The original Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) parts utilized on INFINITI vehicles are designed and specifically engineered for use in that vehicle. These Supplemental Restraint Systems and their components help protect occupants in the event of a collision. The installation and use of a salvaged or used Supplemental Restraint System component in an INFINITI vehicle may compromise the intended performance of the vehicle’s air bag system, as there is no certainty of the history, quality, condition, compatibility, environmental or other degradation prior to salvage of a recycled or used air bag system component.
When Supplemental Restraint System repairs are necessary, INFINITI recommends that any repairs be performed by an experienced professional using only new Genuine OEM replacement parts designated for use on the specific INFINITI vehicle Supplemental Restraint System affected. Following this recommendation, vehicle owners and repairers can best help to ensure that the supplemental restraint system parts used in the repair of the INFINITI vehicle will help protect vehicle occupants in a possible future crash. When repairing an INFINITI Supplemental Restraint System, INFINITI strongly encourages pre- repair system scans where appropriate, and requires post-repair system scans to address internal trouble codes.
INFINITI Americas New Vehicle Limited Warranty and Limited Warranty on replacement parts does not apply to any parts other than Genuine INFINITI replacement parts. INFINITI 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 new Genuine INFINITI replacement parts.
For additional collision repair information: http://www.oemrepairinfo.ca/