Bulletins & Advisories Civic Tourer Tonneau Cover Latch Malfunction

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  1. Service News Staff Managed Dealer Information

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    Honda has issued the following TSB Bulletin No SO-08-008-00 dated 08-08-14. The affected model is the Honda Civic Tourer MY14 Chassis code FK2 & FK3. This Civic is made at Swindon.

    The Symptom
    The cargo area tonneau cover will not correctly latch in the closed position.

    The Cause
    The tonneau cover latch mechanism (B) becomes loose and can easily detach from the side panel (A).

    Civic Tourer - Tonneau Cover Latch Malfunction 1.
    The Countermeasure
    Latch assembly process optimised and supplier tool modification carried out.

    Application to Production Line
    SHHFK2***EU506661
    SHHFK3***EU508371

    The Repair Method
    A foam block (40mm x 30mm) should be applied to the rear of each tonneau cover latch by following this repair method.
    The Illustration below shows the rear view of the side panel (A) and where the foam block should be attached to the rear of the latch (B). The foam block thickness is 15mm and the actual gap between the body and panel is 7.8 mm. The foam will therefore be compressed and be held in position once the rear side panel is refitted. Two foam blocks are needed per vehicle repair and should be cut from the pre part cut strips.
    Civic Tourer - Tonneau Cover Latch Malfunction 2.

    Right Side Panel Repair

    1. Remove the tonneau cover.
    2. Remove the right hand side of the tailgate weather strip (A) to allow access to the side panel edge.
    CAUTION: Body panels could have sharp edges .
    Civic Tourer - Tonneau Cover Latch Malfunction 3.
    3. Detach the right side rear panel clips with a trim tool (A).
    Civic Tourer - Tonneau Cover Latch Malfunction 4.
    4. Pull the side panel (A) away from the vehicle body (B) by no more than 50mm. Once this distance is achieved, remove the retaining clip (C).
    NOTE: If the side panel is pulled out any greater than this distance, damage to the side panel trim could occur.
    Civic Tourer - Tonneau Cover Latch Malfunction 5.
    5. Relocate the latch (B) back into position in the side panel (A), ensuring the latch is fully located by pushing forward and then pressed in. (Viewed from the rear of the side panel.)
    Civic Tourer - Tonneau Cover Latch Malfunction 6. Civic Tourer - Tonneau Cover Latch Malfunction 6b.
    6. Confirm the latch (B) is correctly positioned, viewed from the front of the side panel (A).
    Civic Tourer - Tonneau Cover Latch Malfunction 7.
    7. Whilst holding the side panel away from the body, Insert the foam block and stick it to the back of the side panel latch area (A) as shown below.
    Civic Tourer - Tonneau Cover Latch Malfunction 8.
    The picture below shows the position of foam block (A) once located correctly.
    Civic Tourer - Tonneau Cover Latch Malfunction 9.
    8. Refit the panel retaining clip and then the side panel trim and tailgate weather strip, ensuring that all trims are fitted correctly.

    Left Side Panel Repair

    Repair method is the same as right side with the additional details below :
    1. Remove the left hand side of the tailgate weather strip.
    2. Remove cargo hook (A).
    Civic Tourer - Tonneau Cover Latch Malfunction 10.
    3. Detach the left side rear panel clips with a trim tool. As shown below the left side panel (A) has a thin piece of felt already fitted (B) on top of the latch (C).
    Civic Tourer - Tonneau Cover Latch Malfunction 11.
    4. The new piece of foam (C) should be fitted on top of the original felt (B) as shown
    Civic Tourer - Tonneau Cover Latch Malfunction 12.
    5. Refit the side panel trim and tailgate weather strip in reverse order, ensuring that all trims are fitted correctly.
    6. Finally refit the tonneau cover and confirm it latches correctly when closed.

    Parts Information
    05171-TF3-E00 PROTECTOR, DOOR EDGE
    Civic Tourer - Tonneau Cover Latch Malfunction 13.
    There is a minimum order set on this part of 10 pieces, as it comes in 2 pre part cut strips, this will be enough to repair 5 vehicles.
     
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Good old European vendors can't make a part to Honda specs, another instance where Swindon or the vendor lowers the cars quality, Its not the first TSB were padded foam strips are used to fix a poorly made part.

    I wish they stop these workarounds and replace the entire new section which will be applied to the new production based CT's.
     
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  3. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    It's good that they have recognised the issue and are rectifying it. :Smile:
     
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