Collision Position Statement

Steering Angle Sensor Reset Operation

To: Collision Repair Industry

position statement: Steering Angle Sensor Reset Operation

Most Nissan vehicles are now equipped with Steering Angle Sensors (SAS). The steering angle sensor is a critical part of the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) System that measures the steering wheel position angle and rate of turn. The SAS requires a reset by scan tool to help ensure proper calibration any time the alignment is adjusted for any reason.

It is the position of Nissan that any time an alignment is completed on a vehicle equipped with Vehicle Dynamic Control, a reset of the steering angle sensor is mandatory. In addition, if any component of the steering or suspension system is damaged on a Nissan vehicle, or removed/installed, a reset of the SAS will be required where applicable, regardless of whether or not an indicator light is displayed on the dash.

The safety of our customers is the number one concern at Nissan, and we ask that the repair industry adhere to this strict recommendation going forward.

For additional information, please see service manual section “BRC”.

Parts Warranty

Nissan New Vehicle Limited Warranty and Limited Warranty on replacement parts do not apply to any parts other than new Genuine Nissan Original Equipment Parts.

Nissan 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 Nissan Original Equipment Parts.

Refer to the Electronic Service Manual (ESM) prior to any repair or replacement being performed. Information specific to each model may be found at

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