Collision Position Statement
Use of Salvage Parts on Nissan Vehicles
To: Collision Repair Industry
position statement: Use of Salvage Parts on Nissan Vehicles
Nissan recognizes the importance of recycling, but the use of salvage/recycled parts to repair collision-damaged vehicles raises serious concerns about quality, suitability, safety and warranty. For this reason, Nissan DOES NOT approve of the repair of our vehicles with salvage parts or assemblies.
Many factors can influence the quality and suitability of a salvage part, including but not limited to, exposure to weather, improper removal or transfer of parts, possible mismatch of vehicle electrical components, or other safety-related items, as well as excessive wear on vital mechanical parts such as steering or suspension parts.
In cases where the donor vehicle was repaired due to a prior collision, recycled parts may not even be an original or genuine Nissan replacement part. At this time, there is no generally accepted process in place for the repair industry to regulate the quality or suitability of salvage/recycled parts.
Nissan strongly believes that the interests of our owners and collision repairers are best served when Genuine Nissan replacement parts are used in the repair of our vehicles. We ask that the collision repair industry adhere to these guidelines going forward.
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 https://www.nissan-techinfo.com.
For additional collision repair information: http://www.oemrepairinfo.ca/