Understanding Volkswagen Collision Repair
VT230E01

Course format: Online training with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 1 hour
Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Pricing
Gold Class: $50.00
Platinum: $50.00
Standard: $60.00

This course meets New Technology training requirements for the following roles:
Estimator
Production Management
Steel Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Estimator
Production Management
Steel Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

Please note: To complete New Technology requirements, you must register for and complete both this course and one other role-relevant Vehicle & Technology Specific course.


Understanding Volkswagen Collision Repair explores procedures and requirements for making collision repairs to Volkswagen vehicles. This one-hour course describes how to navigate through the Volkswagen repair information website, erWin. Answers are provided, from a Volkswagen perspective, for the top questions collision repair shops have told us they want to know about an OEM.

Course Content
Module 1 – Volkswagen Collision Repair Requirements
The course begins with a listing of the simple, but strict requirements Volkswagen demands of collision repair shops for repairing their vehicles. The module continues with a description of the erWin website and what you can expect to find there. The module also provides definitions of some of the common terms and symbols used in the repair information.

Module 2 – Volkswagen Positions and Collision Repair Training
The next module starts by providing current collision repair position statements that have been issued by Volkswagen. The module looks at the Volkswagen Training Academy, which provides Volkswagen-specific training and describes the role I-CAR plays in those training requirements. Finally, the requirements are provided for becoming a Volkswagen Certified Collision Repair Facility.

Module 3 – Collision Repair Practices
This module begins with a list of the construction materials used by Volkswagen, and how Volkswagen wants spot welds to be replaced. The module covers the opportunities to use MIG brazing depending on technician’s skill level and equipment. The module also explains partial replacement procedure requirements, and concludes with other types of body repairs, such as stationary glass repairs and replacement, corrosion protection, and how to drill bumper covers for parking assist sensors.

Module 4 – Passive Restraints and Calibration Requirements
The final module in the course explains Volkswagen requirements for passive restraint repairs and calibration procedures for advanced driver-assist systems. Information includes replacement requirements after an airbag deployment including the passenger/occupant detection system. Calibration requirements for front-facing camera, front radar, and blind spot systems are also included in the final module.

 

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the collision repair procedures and requirements for the Volkswagen model line
  • Describe how to navigate through the Volkswagen repair information website, erWin
  • Explain the mandatory steps for repairing Volkswagen vehicles
  • Identify VW’s answers to the top questions collision repair shops have told us they want to know about an OEM