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There inspection was visual of the rails and wheel alignment only!!

No call from body shop they just started work!!

Frame will be checked post repair? This is why I can’t stand the auto body repair industry too dam focused on collecting there check and not on the long term ownership of the car.


Now I get to check and recheck the work post repair to be sure it’s correct.

I’ll be visiting the Honda dealership tonight to see how the tailgate lines up and functions on a undamaged truck.
 

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Ouch that sucks! I would be holding back tears, this my first brand new vehicle. My previous vehicle was a 2009 MDX, and one reason I got rid of it was because of a side impact. The impact crinkled the unibody below the door sill, and where the door hinges mount. While visually the repair looked nice, I was concerned about the structural rigidity if it was involved in another side impact, or head-on collision. The bodyshop welds are not the equal to the factory, and who knows if it would absorb an impact like it was designed. The used door they installed never fit quite right afterwards either, and would leak a little at the top in heavy rain, or going thru carwashes. Even after they tried realigning it a couple times, and installed new weatherstripping. Also they ended up repainting 60% of the vehicle to blend the paint, and the front end could not withstand rock hits like the factory paint did and started chipping. It was repaired at a lcal Acura dealer, but I wasn't impressed with their work.
 

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Now I get to check and recheck the work post repair to be sure it’s correct.

I’ll be visiting the Honda dealership tonight to see how the tailgate lines up and functions on a undamaged truck.
Ask your insurance carrier to send out an adviser, even if you have to pay out of pocket for that, to sign off on the car once it is done. Do not take it upon yourself to 'check' everyone out. Also, be prepared to be disappointed, but don't try to find every single fault. Paint finish is not going to be perfect, but they will make it near perfect. It is something you may need to live with.
i wonder what warranty terms these repairs come with.
 

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So went to look at the truck last week and found three things.

1. Air vent / damper from trunk was not moved

2. Taillight was badly aligned

3. Didn’t replace the AWD towing rating sticker.

Body shop has fixed all three but we’re still waiting on the insurance company to release the supplement so the body shop can release the car.
 

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So got the truck back after three rounds of finding issues. Bed rail trim popping off, trunk lid rubbing, trunk air damper missing, etc etc

I swear there are no body shops that can do solid work ie they all are trying to bill for things that weren’t fixed or hide half done repairs.

So last week I was finding the passenger side of the rear bumper would not stay attached so crawled under to find....

Passenger side rear bumper clip was not screwed into the body at all!!!
Also found that the rear Honda logo was cracked during removal to be transplanted onto the new tailgate.

Sent photos to the shop and I’m just requesting them to reimburse me for the parts cost as I’ll just do the work at this point.
 

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Given the sheer number of body shops popping around the state, it is indeed hard to find decent ones. My rear bumper is still does not sit flush and I have pop the corner in every other week. This is after being rear ended for the second time in 2011. Unless you do the work yourself, it is really had to expect quality work, even from those who say that they do such quality work.
 
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