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Old 01 Aug 2003, 11:31 pm
DaveL
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Default RSX-S Uneven Bumper

The rear bumper(at least the plastic cover) on my 2002 RSX-S in uneven.
When comparing the left and right taillights, the bumper sticks out about
1/4 past the right tail ligh whereas the left is flush with bumper. As far
as I know, my car has never been rear-ended, or has backed in to anything..
I can push the bumper back in flush with the taillight, but will slide out
again. The local Acura dealer has tried to fixed it, but they haven't done
a good job, it still pops out.

Has anyone else had a similar experience?

Thank you,

Dave


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Old 02 Aug 2003, 03:27 am
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Default Re: RSX-S Uneven Bumper

I know nothing about RSX's but I do know that Integra's have the WORST
body-panelling of any vehicle I've ever seen for having pieces just pop off
whenever they feel like it. I know someone who leaned on the back to check
the suspension and ended up spending a pretty penny for a new rear panel. I
test-drove a '94 LS and had a piece from the front driver's wheel well come
off and drag against the tire.

For so much money, the panelling should be done a LITTLE better.

Good luck!

"DaveL" <dlangows@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:U8HWa.32177$Vt6.13176@rwcrnsc52.ops.asp.att.n et...
> The rear bumper(at least the plastic cover) on my 2002 RSX-S in uneven.
> When comparing the left and right taillights, the bumper sticks out about
> 1/4 past the right tail ligh whereas the left is flush with bumper. As

far
> as I know, my car has never been rear-ended, or has backed in to

anything..
> I can push the bumper back in flush with the taillight, but will slide out
> again. The local Acura dealer has tried to fixed it, but they haven't

done
> a good job, it still pops out.
>
> Has anyone else had a similar experience?
>
> Thank you,
>
> Dave
>
>



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Old 02 Aug 2003, 09:02 am
Jim Yanik
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Default Re: RSX-S Uneven Bumper

"griffin" <gryffy@BLAHBLAHshaw.ca> wrote in
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> I know nothing about RSX's but I do know that Integra's have the WORST
> body-panelling of any vehicle I've ever seen for having pieces just
> pop off whenever they feel like it. I know someone who leaned on the
> back to check the suspension and ended up spending a pretty penny for
> a new rear panel. I test-drove a '94 LS and had a piece from the front
> driver's wheel well come off and drag against the tire.
>
> For so much money, the panelling should be done a LITTLE better.
>
> Good luck!
>
> "DaveL" <dlangows@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:U8HWa.32177$Vt6.13176@rwcrnsc52.ops.asp.att.n et...
>> The rear bumper(at least the plastic cover) on my 2002 RSX-S in
>> uneven. When comparing the left and right taillights, the bumper
>> sticks out about 1/4 past the right tail ligh whereas the left is
>> flush with bumper. As

> far
>> as I know, my car has never been rear-ended, or has backed in to

> anything..
>> I can push the bumper back in flush with the taillight, but will
>> slide out again. The local Acura dealer has tried to fixed it, but
>> they haven't

> done
>> a good job, it still pops out.
>>
>> Has anyone else had a similar experience?
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Dave
>>
>>

>
>
>


I saw one yesterday with some SAVAGE door dings,and more in the rear
quarter-panel.Must be some thin sheet metal.

Man,it sucks bigtime to get door dings in a new car.
Those schmucks should be dragged a few blocks behind the car they ding.

--
Jim Yanik,NRA member
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Old 02 Aug 2003, 10:55 am
Bill Freeman
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Default Re: RSX-S Uneven Bumper

Hey, maybe Acura should go "poly panels" like the Saturn?! I've always
thought that ground up plastic milk bottles with UV stabilizers, solvents, a
touch of epoxy and color additives would be terrific . .. and cheap
recycling! :-)
Bumpers. The "real" problem is that the manufacturer's 5 mph bumper stds
(U.S.) were diluted in 1983. See: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety >>
http://www.iihs.org/safety_facts/qanda/bumpers.htm#7 for a safety/cost
explanation. This is a general problem with all makes of cars (excluding
the new VW Beetles, which are excellent) that every manufacturer can solve.
Manufacturers are not "required" to disclose bumper standards to consumers
except in California & Hawaii but can if they so desire. Bumpers and all
external trims are $money$ makers for manufacturers (parts & new cars) and
repair shops. Every industry suffers from the "Man In The White Suit"
syndrome .. .


"DaveL" <dlangows@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> The rear bumper(at least the plastic cover) on my 2002 RSX-S in uneven.
> When comparing the left and right taillights, the bumper sticks out about
> 1/4 past the right tail ligh whereas the left is flush with bumper. As

far
> as I know, my car has never been rear-ended, or has backed in to

anything..
> I can push the bumper back in flush with the taillight, but will slide out
> again. The local Acura dealer has tried to fixed it, but they haven't

done
> a good job, it still pops out.
>
> Has anyone else had a similar experience?
>
> Thank you,
>
> Dave
>
>







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