Is it bad to take apart the dashboard in a brand new CRV to fix a cosmetic issue regarding the passenger side airbag cover?

Drew1997
0

Asked by May 06, 2013 at 08:44 PM about the 2013 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently purchased a 2013 Honda CRV.  After a day i noticed that the passenger side
airbag panel did not fit flush with the dashboard.  I took it to the dealer and they said
they can fix it but they will have to take apart the entire dashboard and that may
increase rattling issues, etc.  I'm wondering if it is better to live with the cosmetic issue
or if I should have it fixed under the warranty.  I wasn't sure if it is bad to mess with the
factory installation to fix a relatively minor problem.  that said, it does bother me
because i'm paying a lot of money for the vehicle.  I have no idea what goes into fixing
something like this and would appreciate any advice that might help me make a
decision.  thanks in advance

3 Answers

Racer_X
22,185

Hmm?? If they couldn't reassure me (in writing) that they couldn't fix it WITHOUT causing rattling issues, I might be inclined to ask for a replacement vehicle, assuming you've only had the SUV for a couple of days of so....Interesting problem.

kbro
23,235

It may be minor but vehicles are high dollar these days and things are expected to be correct when your paying $400 dollars a month or more to own a vehicle. I would want it to be correct and I would expect the dealer to make it right since that what the new vehicle warranty is for. I'm a technician at a dealer and I hate trying to fix rattles, but if you take it apart and it wasnt rattling before and you put the sum bitch back together correctly it wont rattle afterwards.

tenspeed
81,435

Have the dealer make it right. If it rattles, bring it back for them to fix. The demonstrator that you test drove didn't have those "features", your new vehicle shouldn't have them either.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • CRV Timing Chain? 79 answers

    Is there a problem with the Timing Chain/Belt on the Honda 2005 CRV?

    2005 Honda CR-V

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • problems with AC compressor 29 answers

    I have 46,000 miles on my CRV. The AC compressor went up. Is this typical

    2004 Honda CR-V EX AWD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2008 CRV Rust 6 answers

    I own a Glacier Blue Metalic 2008 CRV with 22,500 miles. This is the 2nd winter and when recently washed, rust spots appeared on rear hatch door, all 4 side doors, and all quarter panels. Appears to...

    2008 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What's wrong with my 2003 CRV? It stalls the first 2 or 3 minutes after a cold start. 41 answers

    Hello, The CRV stalls only on a cold start. In the morning either backing out of garage and turning the wheel sharply. Sometimes in the afternoon pulling out of the parking lot at work. I've r...

    2003 Honda CR-V EX AWD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • passenger side dash air bag cover 2 answers

    I have a 1999 Accord coupe,where the dash airbag cover was ruffed up.The car only has 25,000 miles and I need to replace the cover only not the whole dash.Is the airbag connected to the dash cover? If...

    1999 Honda Accord

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

CR-V

Looking for a Used CR-V in your area?

CarGurus has 77,981 nationwide CR-V listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:

Search Honda CR-V Questions

Honda CR-V Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,370
#2 PEng
PEng
Reputation 1,220
#3 saman2812
saman2812
Reputation 1,140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota RAV4"
526 Great Deals out of 43,833 listings starting at $2,350
Used Honda Accord"
665 Great Deals out of 76,057 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Pilot"
299 Great Deals out of 16,582 listings starting at $2,495
Used Honda Civic"
515 Great Deals out of 61,525 listings starting at $1,350
Used Ford Escape"
1,174 Great Deals out of 93,433 listings starting at $1,399
Used Toyota Highlander"
419 Great Deals out of 19,886 listings starting at $2,981
Used Nissan Rogue"
433 Great Deals out of 52,445 listings starting at $4,450
Used Toyota Camry"
1,130 Great Deals out of 78,043 listings starting at $700
Used Subaru Forester"
278 Great Deals out of 20,591 listings starting at $1,495
Used Hyundai Santa Fe"
404 Great Deals out of 34,079 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Murano"
254 Great Deals out of 22,453 listings starting at $1,595
Used Toyota 4Runner"
206 Great Deals out of 13,570 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Corolla"
999 Great Deals out of 72,495 listings starting at $1,499
Used Mazda CX-5"
131 Great Deals out of 22,032 listings starting at $11,577
Used Subaru Outback"
381 Great Deals out of 19,627 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 8,386 listings starting at $25,750
2015 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 724 listings starting at $22,297
2014 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 1,182 listings starting at $16,972
2013 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD For Sale
55 Great Deals out of 1,653 listings starting at $14,991
2012 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 775 listings starting at $12,800