We have reviewed the current OEM service information for the BUMPER,REAR R&I. The BUMPER,REAR R&I labor allowance remains unchanged. The Audatex labor allowance considers all OEM outlined procedures to complete this operation, which includes reasonable alignment. Any additional labor for additional technicians to assist with labor tasks are not included. No change warranted at this time.
Inquiry Type: All Other
Issue Summary: Rear bumper O/H and replacement does not supply enough time to perform this procedure. We run into issues when trying to replace truck rear truck bumpers as the box generally has to be loosened and lifted. The reason for not enough time as it generally takes 3 to 4 people to perform this operation and again to reinstall the bumper. The extra hands required to perform this on "all trucks" in not accounted for in labor. It take 4 people to align the bumper. 2 to hold it. one to tighten and one to make sure its straight. all truck bumpers front and rear should take this time into condsideration.
Individual Procedure Steps:
Actual Time To Complete: 5 hrs combined hours minutes
Suggested Action: all truck bumper times should be increased due to installation procedures required for multiple technicians for removal and alignment