ADAS - Calibration Reports

Stephen Diagnostician Waterford, Ireland Posted   Latest  

Hi everyone,

I've been asked to develop a report form to log each ADAS calibration carried out here in order to pass on verification/accuracy of the work to local insurance companies, and customers. The current plan is to log the vehicle details, work which required the calibration, type of calibration required, and result with a screenshot from the diagnostic software. 

Just wondering if anybody else here uses such a form or had examples? Or even any other thoughts?

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Mike Owner/Technician
Clifton, New Jersey
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Stephen, we are a collision repair facility that does our calibrations in house. We too are trying to figure a standard operating procedure to document our work. What we currently do is take screen shots of our scanners as we go (also pics of vehicle with targets set up, if required). We then import the pics into our estimating platform to save the documentation. I know this isn't what you're…

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Jack Technical Support Specialist
Cape Coral, Florida
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Good morning I do a lot of calibrations for all the local body shops And dealerships and auto glass shops in my area, i only use dealer software & scan tools . On yearly subscriptions , gives me access to all service information and calibration procedures and the latest technical bulletins from all the service manuals. Over the last five years I have accumulated all targets and specialty…

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Benton Technician
Eudora, Kansas
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I'm a collision technician and I started doing ADAS calibrations as a mobile technician this year. I generally use the Autel ADAS tooling when possible and OEM tooling to fill in the gaps that the Autel can't do. I don't want to turn this into a debate of OEM vs. Aftermarket tools but I prefer the Autel system because it generates an organized report showing a pre/post scan, what sensors were…

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Bryan Technician
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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No pictures of this guy performing work but I do print the before and after dct screen. We also print the completed calibration screen attaching it all to the RO. Now if the SW makes a copy of it or gives the originals to the customer, bodyshop, insurance company is hit or miss

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Benton Technician
Eudora, Kansas
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Yeah, that's understandable. My point is that I don't believe it's the insurance company's responsibility to verify that we did our job correctly. That's a slippery slop for all technicians, not just ADAS.

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Allan Instructor
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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I think the insurance companies want to find someone responsible when things go wrong. The more evidence you have showing that you followed the recommended procedures the harder it will be to put that responsibility on you. It’s all about CYA.

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Matthew Mobile Technician
Bartlett, Illinois
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In my opinion the report should include an alignment machine printout. I am of the belief that a vehicle alignment should be done before calibration of most front ADAS systems, especially thrust angle adjustment.

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Bryan Technician
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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Good point and at least for the Nissan's a alignment is part of the procedure and a alignment print out is required for warranty At least for me it looks like front radar replacements are still going to be a popular warranty repair, looked at my 1st 2020 Altima yesterday with a internal module failure code for the radar

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Stephen Owner/Technician
Orange, Texas
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On my report to the insurance co. , body shop, and customer: #1 Must see body shop estimate / repair invoice #2 Check for manufacture's non-approved modifications #3 Check for software up-dates or tech bulletins #4 As per manufacture check / adjust fluid levels. Check for excessive baggage, spare tire / tools if equipped. If required fill fuel tank. #5 Check tires for make, model…

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Colin Owner/Technician
Prudhoe, United Kingdom
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I've been using the Texa kit for ADAS calibrations for the last 18 months, which provides a calibration certificate for the work done. Insurance companies are more than happy with the printout from the diagnostic tablet. The latest Code of Practice in the UK, coming out soon requires the diag tool to be able to produce a certificate of calibration, which very few of the OEM equipment do, yet…

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