DEG Inquiry 19313 addresses the replacement time for a front impact bar assembly on a 2016 Chevy Equinox. The original time of 1.0 hr was only for drilling out the factory spot welds and did not include welding the replacement impact bar extension brackets supplied with the reinforcement assembly.

DEG provided end-user feedback to the manufacturer, resulting in a new OEM repair procedure documenting the additional steps. The new OEM documentation resulted in an updated replacement time of 1.5hrs body labor, and an additional 0.4hrs of refinish labor for the welded brackets.

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