Restraint Systems Damage Analysis

Course format: Online training with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 3 hours
Estimated Duration: 3 hours
Gold Class: $114.00
Platinum: $114.00
Standard: $138.00

This course helps satisfy ProLevel training requirements for the following roles:
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

This course meets New Technology training requirements for the following roles:
Production Management

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Production Management
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the various types of passive restraint systems and their parts
  • Identify deployment of passive restraint systems
  • Understand required replacement or inspections for passive restraint system parts
  • Identify seat belt system parts and proper operation
  • Determine replacement consideration for damaged seat belt system parts
  • Recognize seat damage and determine repair versus replacement decisions

Module 1 – Restraints Systems Damage Analysis

The course begins with an overview of restraints systems, including a description of the various mechanical and electronic parts that are used to protect vehicle occupants during a collision. The student will gain an understanding of the steps needed for identifying which restraints systems the damaged vehicle is equipped with and how to determine what parts or systems have deployed. Other information related to the inspection that will be useful to the student during the inspection process include important safety precautions, scan tools, how to determine replacement items, and various information sources. As the student moves through the course, he or she will be introduced to different sensors, information about their specific locations, repair versus replace considerations, and key areas to check when inspecting for damage. Next, the student will learn about the restraint systems control modules. He or she will learn how to check for faults, understand replacement considerations, and various methods that are used to calibrate Occupant Classification System. Next, the student will learn about various types of vehicle airbags and what each type is designed to do. SRS wiring will be discussed and the student will learn about wires and wiring harnesses, terminals, and connectors. Collapsible steering columns, which are energyabsorbing and designed to collapse during a collision, will be introduced to the student, as well as proper inspection procedures. Repair consideration for seats, pop-up roll bars, and interior roll bars will also be provided. Finally, the student will be presented with information on seat belt pre-tensioners, detail on different parts of a seat belt, and functions of different retractors will be given. Information on analyzing damaged seats and advanced restraint systems built into the seats will also be discussed.