Replacing a Hyundai Tucson Bumper Cover - BodyShop Business

Replacing a Hyundai Tucson Bumper Cover

This Tech Tip is based on a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) issued by Hyundai. TSBs describe known conditions or manufacturer-recommended changes in procedures and processes. This TSB provides information on changes in the Hyundai Tucson (LM) rear bumper cover and retainers (Figure 1). Changes include:

• The size of the retainer slot holes in the rear bumper cover
• The shape of the retainers
• If replacement of a LM rear bumper cover is required, be sure to follow the interchangeability table and directions as described in this bulletin.

Models

• Hyundai Tucson (LM)
• Effective vehicle production dates: Dec. 15, 2009 to current

Parts Information

How to distinguish between previous and new design rear bumper covers:

• Check the size of the retainer slot holes (Figure 2).
• Check the shape of the retainer fitted onto the quarter panel. If the retainer has a projection, it is a new design (Figures 3, 4).

Service Information

Always refer to ALLDATA Collision for safety procedures, identification of material types, recommended refinish materials, and removal and installation procedures. Always refer to the vehicle manufacturer for questions relating to applicable or non-applicable warranty repair information.

Interchangeability

Important Notes

When replacing a Tucson (LM) rear bumper cover, follow the above interchangeability table. If trying to install a new design rear bumper cover with previous design retainers to a LM vehicle, it may cause improper clearance between the quarter panel and the rear bumper cover. If replacing a previous design rear bumper cover with a new design, the existing retainers must be simultaneously replaced with new design.

NOTE: This repair/service procedure is excerpted from a TSB published by the vehicle manufacturer and is intended for use by trained, professional technicians with the knowledge, tools and equipment to do the job properly and safely. It’s recommended that this procedure not be performed by “do-it-yourselfers.”


Dan Espersen is the ALLDATA Collision Senior Program Manager. He holds an AA Degree in Automotive Technology and has 17 years of experience in the collision industry and 17 years of experience in the automotive industry.

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© Hyundai and Tucson are registered trademark names and model designations of Hyundai Motor Company and/or Hyundai Motor America. All trademark names and model designations are being used solely for reference and application purposes. Figure 1Figure 2Figure 3Figure 4

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