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So after i bought my truck back in mid july i noticed that this molding that goes along the rear glass was alittle off on the drivers side rear passanger. I took it back to my local Honda dealer and they looked at it and said a tab was broken and that was the reason it wasn't flush like the other side was. They orderd the part but kept calling the wrong number for like 2 months so thats why im finally getting it fixed now. Anyway, just wanted to give my fellow RL owners a heads up about this issue. (first picture is the broken side, next picture is the none broken side)
 

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How could that piece break....during assembly? Glad you are getting it fixed finally!
 

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What I noticed more than the flush issue was how much larger the gap at the end of the window molding was on the "unbroken side".
 

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'Merica.

Kidding aside, if people were offered the choice to buy the same trim level / vehicle, but one assembled in Japan vs. one in USA, for the same price, anyone who remembers Deming & Juran from undergrad would pick Japan. Zero issues like this on our '07 S2000 assembled in Japan. Our new RTL-E assembled in Alabama, nowhere near the same obsession to panel fit / finish.
 

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How could that piece break....during assembly? Glad you are getting it fixed finally!
They had to take the rear seat out. Apparently that panel is bigger then i thought. I hope these whoopels at this dealership know what they are doing, they told me this is the first ridgeline in with an issue. That makes me feel good.
 

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No offense, but both pics look like crap. I went to check mine and they are dreadful as well. Are you on LI?
 

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'Merica.

Kidding aside, if people were offered the choice to buy the same trim level / vehicle, but one assembled in Japan vs. one in USA, for the same price, anyone who remembers Deming & Juran from undergrad would pick Japan. Zero issues like this on our '07 S2000 assembled in Japan. Our new RTL-E assembled in Alabama, nowhere near the same obsession to panel fit / finish.

My parents had Acuras in the early 1990's (Integra and Legend). They couldn't come close to fit and finish on those today.
 
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