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I noticed this yesterday.
The cover on the inside of the car for the third brake light is coming off.
I put back up but the glue used on the sides seems to be inadequate.
It came down again.
Going to make a appointment for next week.
2016 LX-P coupe.
 

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I read in another forum that this is an issue with the coupe. Here is the post:

My 3rd brake lamp cover on my Touring Coupe came loose on the left hand side after the first 1000 miles *and* a trip to Death Valley. I could have claimed warranty but I generally don't like anyone else working on my cars. I too thought that the Scotch mounting tape from Autozone would do the trick. It did until the window got hot from the sun and I was going over a rough road. The issue seems to be heat. After checking out the specs. of the various Scotch tapes online I ended up buying Scotch #4008 for it's high temp. spec. This part might be overkill but I used the tape in combination with Scotch 3X extreme Velcro fastener from Home Depot. This will add a slight thickness over the original material holding up the cover so the cover is slightly lower but it still seals. After 3000 miles the cover is still holding strong. I suspect that there will be more coupe owners reporting the same problem.
 

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I have the same problem and less than 500 miles on my car. Honda has replaced the sticky tape twice now but in the Florida sun this is not an adequate solution. They have no better solutions as of yet...frustrating to say the least especially when you have the windows down and it constantly hits the window as it bounces!
 

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I really hope this is due to something simple enough like a clip that wasn't big enough do to its job instead of something to do with the whole assembly since that will take a long time to resolve.
 

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I have the same problem and less than 500 miles on my car. Honda has replaced the sticky tape twice now but in the Florida sun this is not an adequate solution. They have no better solutions as of yet...frustrating to say the least especially when you have the windows down and it constantly hits the window as it bounces!
I'm in NH.
Had a 7am appointment today to get this fixed they re glued it with extra strength glue. Total time at the dealer 1 hour.
The service adviser told me that this is a issue with the coupes.
 

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Hopefully that glue will hold and that the job they did was done properly. Sometimes when it comes to using glue some dealers can get messy with it. Although it's not glue, i've seen a bead of windshield silicone not layed down properly. Fortunately what we're dealing with here is much more forgiving.
 

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My coupe was in for service yesterday about this so I figured I would update. Apparently when honda switched the coupes over to the long brakelights they were required by the DOT to put a third light so many inches above. The slope of the window made it so that this light had to be placed at the top. Honda threw the cover on because the glare from the lights obviously affects the window because it is high up. My dealership told me this was a design flaw and that the 17s will not have this problem.

They too put a heavy dose of epoxy on it and I am pretty sure the glue now will outlast the vehicle!
 

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Hopefully that glue will hold and that the job they did was done properly. Sometimes when it comes to using glue some dealers can get messy with it. Although it's not glue, i've seen a bead of windshield silicone not layed down properly. Fortunately what we're dealing with here is much more forgiving.
Their fix FAILED 4 hours later,
 

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The service department put epoxy on eevangelisto's coupe, maybe your service department can do something similar to make sure it sticks.
 

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The service department put epoxy on eevangelisto's coupe, maybe your service department can do something similar to make sure it sticks.
The service department would NOT put epoxy.
I had a appointment early this am. Thicker Velcro doesn't sit even.
A new assembly was ordered. Back again some time next week.
 

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It might even be worth to consult an independent automotive shop, often you'll find they have better ways to remedy a situation, guys at the dealer often can't think beyond the book. For some of you it might just be better to wait on a official fix from Honda.
 

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Have they found a solution for you yet jimmyv? My car has been in 4 times. The epoxy failed, thicker velcrow has failed, double sided tape has failed and today super glue officially failed. They did give me a new assembly which also failed. They suggested this morning that I contact my state about lemon law. They did confirm this is only a problem with the coupes and is a major design flaw. My dealership is baffled and has run out of options. They threw some more glue on for me today to buy me a few days...frustrating!

I don't know about you but my problem here is that the red lights up my entire window and my side mirrors. It is especially bad when it is raining and someone can be behind me and I can't see them at all.
 

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Have they found a solution for you yet jimmyv? My car has been in 4 times. The epoxy failed, thicker velcrow has failed, double sided tape has failed and today super glue officially failed. They did give me a new assembly which also failed. They suggested this morning that I contact my state about lemon law. They did confirm this is only a problem with the coupes and is a major design flaw. My dealership is baffled and has run out of options. They threw some more glue on for me today to buy me a few days...frustrating!

I don't know about you but my problem here is that the red lights up my entire window and my side mirrors. It is especially bad when it is raining and someone can be behind me and I can't see them at all.
I hoping the new assembly comes in this week.
Only the bottom section hangs low. so its not that bad at night.
I Was Thinking of Buying a tube of Liquid Nails But after reading your post i may not.
 

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I hoping the new assembly comes in this week.
Only the bottom section hangs low. so its not that bad at night.
I Was Thinking of Buying a tube of Liquid Nails But after reading your post i may not.


Yeah unfortunately just about all of my cover hangs low. At worst it hangs almost an inch off the window (even the new assembly hangs low). At best it is about a 1/4 inch. The dealership actually told me that if I never roll down my windows it may last longer....seriously?
 

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My car has less than 100 miles with the same issue. I've tried replacing the double sided tape with 3M industrial strength. It failed as well in the 100+ degrees days. Honda needs to redesign the cover. Glue is not the solution.
 

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Maybe everyone can ask their dealerships to order a new assembly. I assume it's covered under warranty since it's a factory defect and maybe if enough people are getting a new one, Honda will take notice.
 

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Maybe everyone can ask their dealerships to order a new assembly. I assume it's covered under warranty since it's a factory defect and maybe if enough people are getting a new one, Honda will take notice.

I am on my 2nd assembly. The glue this time lasted me the longest at 3 days... sign. I hope Honda finds a solution soon!
 
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