Nissan North America (Nissan) teamed up with asTech® for a new program. According to the auto manufacturer, Nissan will provide complimentary asTech scanning devices to its entire certified network of collision repairers.
“By giving our shops the tools to scan our owners’ vehicles, we also are helping you elevate the repair process for all of your customers. The asTech device is an interface device that connects the vehicle to an ASE Master technician with a factory scan tool, allowing you to use one device to scan and calibrate multiple makes,” a portion of Nissan’s statement reads.
According to Nissan, starting October 1, 2019, all of its Infiniti’s will require a Consult or asTech device.
“Infiniti will require all Nissan and Infiniti certified collision centers to perform a post-repair scan on all 2008 and newer Nissan and Infiniti vehicles, in compliance with our pre- and post-repair scanning and calibrations position statement. Infiniti has validated the OEM scan tool Consult and the asTech device connected to Consult for performing scans and calibrations on our vehicles; only scans from these devices will be deemed in compliance with our new certification requirement,” a portion of Nissan’s statement reads.
The tool will be provided to any certified shop who doesn’t currently have the device. It also will be able to scan 2008 or later vehicle models, according to Nissan’s statement.
“If you perform post-repair scans on 2008 and newer Nissan and Infiniti vehicles using the Consult, then you do not need to request an asTech device. If you want to have a scanning solution for multiple original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and to provide a better repair experience for all of your customers regardless of their vehicle make, then you may request an asTech device,” a portion of Nissan’s statement reads.
Certified shops within the network that already purchased an asTech tool before July 15, 2019, will be ineligible to receive a free one. According to Nissan, certified shops that own its Consult scan tool are eligible for a free asTech, as long as the body shop pays for it to be shipped.
Certified shops who aim to receive free asTech scan tools must agree to do the following:
- Stay certified for 180 days after receiving it,
- Perform 50 diagnostic requests within 120 days after receiving it, and
- Share the scanned data with Nissan.