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People load parts in sequenced queues--probably at a supplier facility. People install parts. Multiple people inspect the cars. The dealer PDI'd it. Where would you start? Do people get fired at your workplace for every easily correctable and relatively inconsequential mistake?
 

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It is an odd thing to see from Honda though. Usually they would catch something like that before it gets to the dealership. This just seems easy to catch, but I would be more upset with mechanical problems that something like this
 

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It is an odd thing to see from Honda though. Usually they would catch something like that before it gets to the dealership. This just seems easy to catch, but I would be more upset with mechanical problems that something like this
If this easily discernable error was not noticed by people working on all the steps down the factory assembly line and at the dealer, then who knows what less obvious issues are awaiting the new owner? Maybe there are latent mechanical issues too. The fact that this vehicle could get all the way through indicates more systemic issue with the manufacturing and distribution of the new Civic.


Honda quality just isn't what it used to be.
 

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Honda quality just isn't what it used to be.
And you're basing that on what research? This one car? And you are sure this has never happened on any other generation before? I'd like to see the sample size of your research, which proves that Honda quality isn't what it used to be. If you're basing this statement on one car then you need to realize that other Honda cars in the past have probably made this mistake, or something similar, before too. Not saying it is acceptable, just stating it happens sometimes. Did you analyze a sample of all 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th generation Civic's to see how many were delivered with such an error? No, you didn't so stop making these vague generalizations after seeing one error. It happens, so let it go rather than repeatedly stating Honda quality just isn't what it used to be. You're worse than the media. Sure there is issues with the new Civic infotainment etc. But that doesn't mean their quality is decreasing. Heck, I'd rather see a few issues with bugs than a transmission failing after several hundred kilometers, as evident with some other domestic car manufacturers. All I can say is Honda stays behind their product.

/Rant ;)
 

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FWIW, there is at least one report on the other Civic X forum of a '16 Civic CVT replacement at several hundred kilometers.
 

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I won't make a judgement until we have a bit more time to see a bigger picture but I have heard of more problems than I would have expected from a Honda.
 

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If you've noticed since the internet has been around, the people with problems post and scream about them on forums, while the other 99% (who have no issues) continue driving merrily without reporting it. So there is a disproportionate amount of issues on forums.

There is not a car that I would buy if I had to go by forum posts!! There are nightmare stories on all makes/models!!
 

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I have to say that was a big miss. However it is important to note that the quality of the inspection process lacked but not the materials the car was constructed of.

This is not like the huge automatic transmission debacle of the 2000's Honda had. That was a quality issue.
 

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It is an odd thing to see from Honda though. Usually they would catch something like that before it gets to the dealership. This just seems easy to catch, but I would be more upset with mechanical problems that something like this
If this easily discernable error was not noticed by people working on all the steps down the factory assembly line and at the dealer, then who knows what less obvious issues are awaiting the new owner? Maybe there are latent mechanical issues too. The fact that this vehicle could get all the way through indicates more systemic issue with the manufacturing and distribution of the new Civic.


Honda quality just isn't what it used to be.
Please stop, unless you work manufacturing building cars you have no idea what you are talking about this a mix up between parts where the associate made a simple mistake that just happened to make it out of the plant. This is a high paced job where you have to find the part you need in a very short time frame mistakes happen and very few make it out unnoticed
 
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