Nissan Altima 2007-2012 Service Manual: Precautions in repairing high strength steel

High Strength Steel (HSS)

High strength steel is used for body panels in order to reduce vehicle weight.

Accordingly, precautions in repairing automotive bodies made of high strength steel are described below:

SP130 is the most commonly used HSS.


SP130 is the most commonly used HSS.

Read the following precautions when repairing HSS: 1. Additional points to consider

    Body alignment
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    Replacement operations
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    Other materials:

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    Door switch
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