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John Yoswick

John YoswickJohn Yoswick is a freelance automotive writer based in Portland, Oregon, who has been writing about the collision industry since 1988. He is the editor of the weekly CRASH Network (for a free 4-week trial subscription, visit www.CrashNetwork.com).


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Wednesday, 10 November 2021 11:59

Honda Offers Cautions for Collision Repairers on New Acura Models

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American Honda said collision repairers should be aware of specific foam insulation clips that need to be used with the aluminum fenders on the 2022 Acura MDX and the 2021 Acura TLX. American Honda said collision repairers should be aware of specific foam insulation clips that need to be used with the aluminum fenders on the 2022 Acura MDX and the 2021 Acura TLX.

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...two different strength steels, neither of which is repairable.

 

“So if we have damage to a front rail, we’re going to do a replacement on that part of the rail,” he said. “You can replace just the outer or just the inner, or both, but neither one is repairable. That’s going to be a challenge for the industry, I’m sure.”

 

The steel used for the rear rails on the TLX offers more opportunity for some repair.

 

The rail situation is reversed on the 2022 MDX, where it’s the front rails on which shops can do some straightening or pulling.

 

“We even have a sectioning procedure written for both the inner and the outer,” Kaboos said of the MDX front rails. “It replaces the front 8 inches or so. If there’s damage behind that, then it’s going to be a full replacement.”

 

It’s the rear rails on the MDX that are made of an ultra-high-strength steel that is non-repairable.

 

“The nice thing is it’s not a complete rail assembly. It actually comes as a subset. So it’s about an 18-inch piece that you have to replace if that rear rail is damaged,” Kaboos said.

 

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