Collision Position Statement

Use of Non-OEM Parts

To: Collision Repair Industry

position statement: Use of Non-OEM Parts

The original parts used on a Nissan automobile are designed and built to provide optimum fit, function, safety, and structural integrity. For this reason, Nissan DOES NOT approve of the use of aftermarket, grey market, or imitation parts.

When collision repairs are necessary Nissan strongly recommends that an experienced professional using the Nissan body repair manual and Genuine Nissan replacement parts perform any repairs, designated for use on the specific Nissan vehicle being repaired. This includes mechanical, electrical, body panels, safety, and structural components. Genuine Nissan replacement parts are developed to deliver the same fit, function, safety, and structural integrity as when the vehicle was originally built. Parts of the vehicle are designed to work together as a system, and integrating aftermarket parts into these systems may affect crash performance. The safety of our customers continues to be our number one priority.

Vehicle lease agreements may stipulate that ONLY Genuine Nissan replacement parts be utilized for collision repairs to the vehicle. Nissan would ask that repair facilities consider this when repairing a lease vehicle.

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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