Re: horrible paint on 2012 RTL
As someone who bought the same vehicle with the same color I am not surprised this is an issue. When I detailed my car in a sunny day I noticed the significant issue of the paint difference shade between the metal paint job and the bumpers paint job. I also uncovered, when waxing the roof, a significant "cloud smear" like imperfection under the clearcoat. It bother me enough to bring it to the Honda dealer service mgr and after an inspection by the direct Honda District Rep they agreed to fix the smear roof imprefection. I told him that there is a similar, but not as bad, smear in my driver door, but since it is winter here I could not show it to the dealer. I had to leave the car for the Honda rep to inspect and approve. It was approved. I just have to bring it before 10000 miles for the paint fix. He suggested to bring it in spring since paint cures better. I will. I will insist that they also fix the similar door smear and to look at the paint mismatch. This are defects that should have been caught by the final factory inspector and not me. It is starting to sound like qc in Honda is going the way of crap. Or they just do not have their heart on the RL anymore.
Also, so far the mpg sucks big. 12.7 average...most I got 18.2 in all highway. This is my third RL and
2012 Ridgeline RTL w/navi
Trade In after 4 years
2008 Ridgeline RTL Black w/running boards and back splash.
2006 RT with roof rack, brush grill, running boards.