Following up on this similar thread on the community Pre-Facelift Model - Front Windshield Side Garnish detached • Honda Karma Honda Motor Co Ltd has determined it necessary to conduct a Product Update (PUD) on certain 2009 year models Honda Accords. The number of potentially affected vehicles which will require checking in the UK is above eight thousand. Honda (UK) will be writing to the registered owners of affected vehicles informing them of this campaign. The letter will inform the owner that if they feel there is a concern with the exterior windscreen trims on their Accord they can contact their preferred Honda dealer to have the vehicle inspected. If the owner does not feel there is a problem the inspection can be left until the vehicle is next due to be taken to a Honda dealer, for example the next annual service or annual corrosion inspection. Due to the variation in potential required parts, and vehicle colour codes it will not be possible for Honda to hold stock of parts for this PUD. So if you car is affected there can be a slight delay in getting the parts for the fix, you are urged to be patient The following vehicles are affected ModelModel CodeModel YearSaloonCU1, CU2 & CU32009TourerCW1,CW2 & CW32009 The Symptoms Windscreen side trim lifts, feels loose or may cause a vibration noise when driving at speed. The Cause Poor adhesion between the windscreen side trim retainer and heat curable tape which was caused by the finish of the retainer surface. The Overview to parts and dealer functions. Honda (UK) will contact the owners of vehicles affected by this PUD campaign by letter. Honda have already advised dealers to check the used stock vehicles they must be inspected before handover and any 2009 year model Accords being brought to any dealership for any reason should be checked for being affected by this PUD. Parts Information Windscreen Side Trim Retainer A : P/N 91573-TL0-305 Windscreen Side Trim Retainer B: P/N 91574-TL0-305 Plastic Slide Clip, Left: P/N 73163-TL0-E01 Plastic Slide Clip, Right: P/N 73153-TL0-E01 Right Side Trim Kit: (Includes windscreen side trim, three windscreen side trim retainers A, and one windscreen side trim retainer B and one plastic slide clip) P/N 73152-TL0-305ZA (B536P) P/N 73152-TL0-305ZB (B-538M) P/N 73152-TL0-305ZC (B-553P) P/N 73152-TL0-305ZD (NH-624P) P/N 73152-TL0-305ZE (NH-731P) P/N 73152-TL0-305ZF (NH-736M) P/N 73152-TL0-305ZG (NH-737M) P/N 73152-TL0-305ZH (NH-743M) P/N 73152-TL0-305ZJ (R-530P) P/N 73152-TL0-305ZK (R81) Left Side Trim Kit: (Includes windshield side trim, three windscreen side trim retainers A, and one windscreen side trim retainer B and one plastic slide clip) P/N 73162-TL0-305ZA (B536P) P/N 73162-TL0-305ZB (B-538M) P/N 73162-TL0-305ZC (B-553P) P/N 73162-TL0-305ZD (NH-624P) P/N 73162-TL0-305ZE (NH-731P) P/N 73162-TL0-305ZF (NH-736M) P/N 73162-TL0-305ZG (NH-737M) P/N 73162-TL0-305ZH (NH-743M) P/N 73162-TL0-305ZJ (R-530P) P/N 73162-TL0-305ZK (R81) Konishi Bond SL211B: P/N 08999-TL0-PASTEHE (one tube repairs about two vehicles) The Repair Method 1. Starting at the top, work your way down to remove the windscreen side trim (A) from the retainers using the appropriate KTC or equivalent trim tool. NOTE: Make sure you do not damage the rubber seal (B) on the windscreen side trim. 2. Slide the trim up to release it from the bottom clip (A) 3. Inspect the bottom clip retainer tabs on the windscreen side trim. -If the bottom clip retainer tabs are broken or stress whitened, discard the trim and use a new windscreen side trim to complete the repair, then go to step 9. -If the bottom clip retainer tabs are OK, go to step 4. NOTE: The new windscreen side trim comes with new retainers and a bottom plastic clip. 4. Inspect the trim for retainers (A). If any retainers are attached, bend the tabs (B) out to remove them from the trim, and discard retainers. 5. Inspect the windscreen side trim for broken or cracked bridges (A). If a bridge is broken or cracked, use diagonal cutters and trim it as shown. 6. Remove the plastic bottom clip (A) on the vehicle by turning it 90 degrees. If the bottom clip is damaged or stress-whitened, replace it. 7. Reinstall the plastic bottom clip (A) onto the windscreen side trim (B). Make sure the projection (C) on the clip points up. 8. Clean the trim with a shop towel dampened with 3M general purpose cleaner or isopropyl alcohol. Keep oil, grease, and water from getting on the bonding surface. 9. Inspect the retainers (A) on the vehicle: -If any retainers are missing or loose, go to step 11. -If any retainers are firmly attached to the A-pillar, remove any plastic trim pieces (B) from them with a flat-tip screwdriver. Go to step 10. 10. Bend the tabs (A) on the retainers back into place as shown. 11. Remove any loose retainers or adhesive from the body: -Using a heat gun (A), heat the retainer (B) or adhesive to 212°–248°F (100°–120°C). Avoid damaging the paint by applying heat gradually. -Use a plastic scraper (C) to remove the loose retainer or glue from the body. -Be careful not to scratch the body. -While applying heat, use the plastic scraper to remove any double-sided tape that may be stuck to the A-pillar. 12. Clean the bonding surface on the body with a shop towel dampened with 3M general purpose cleaner or isopropyl alcohol. After cleaning, keep oil, grease, and water from getting on the bonding surface. 13. Cut the Konishi Bond applicator tip to a diameter of 6 mm. 14. Apply a thin layer of Konishi Bond (A) to the entire bonding surface on each new retainer (B) as shown. 15. Install the new retainers in the locations (A) where the original retainers were removed, and allow the Konishi Bond to cure for 15 minutes before going to the next step. 16. As a guide, lay the windscreen side trim (A) down next to the retainers (B) before applying the Konishi Bond. 17. Starting at the bottom, apply a bead of Konishi Bond between each retainer, and into any retainer where the windscreen side trim bridge location was cut out. Make sure the bead is at least 5 mm high. NOTE: Konishi Bond adhesive begins curing with exposure to moisture in the atmosphere. Do step 18 immediately after applying the adhesive. If the bridges are in place without any problems (B),not apply Konishi Bond (A) to the retainers (C). If any bridges are missing (D), apply Konishi Bond onto the retainers as well (E). 18. Starting at the top, position the windscreen side trim to align the top retainer (A) between the trim alignment ribs (B). Firmly press the trim into the retainers and bottom clip hole until they click into place. NOTE: -The trim will click into place only where the bridge on the trim is intact. -If you don’t confirm that the windscreen side trim has clicked into place, the repair will not be successful. 19. Secure the trim with low-tack masking tape as shown. 20. Repeat steps 1 to 19 on the other side. NOTE: -Allow the adhesive to cure a minimum of 12 hours before removing the tape from the vehicle. -Advise the client not to wash the vehicle for at least 12 hours. -To prevent the remaining Konishi Bond adhesive from curing in the tube, squeeze the tube from the bottom to remove any air before replacing the cap.