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I am really picking here.

Have any of you noticed a small dip in the body work just above the rear doors about where the "C" pillar begins? Almost like where they grafted the rear of the car on, the machines weren't lined up quite right. I thought someone dented my car until I saw the identical dent on the other side in the same place. This is not a body contour thing either, it is an obvious flaw.

In the poorly circled area pictured
 

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A little difficult to see from that picture, but I don't think that's normal. You could mention it to your dealer but I'm not sure what could be done about it. Could be an issue long term if water can accumulate there.
 

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I agree. A little hard to tell. Or are you talking about the top chrome piece being a slight size difference between the small C and back window where the back looks bigger than the front piece?

If so I would have it looked at as mine is the same size on those ends. I’m not sure if they can do anything or if there is even an issue (as far as water/rain accumulation) other than athletics.
 

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The picture did not show the actual dent, it is just where the dent is located. I will try to get an actual picture of the dents in question this evening.
 

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Yes! Yes! Yes!

I had the exact same thing. Driver side. One indentation at the trailing edge of the passenger door, the other in the middle of it.
 

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They did. Paintless dent removal. But there are related issues. I'm at the dealer again right now. Door needs to be aligned. Center console cracked...
 

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They did. Paintless dent removal. But there are related issues. I'm at the dealer again right now. Door needs to be aligned. Center console cracked...
I was really hoping to get Honda quality when purchasing a Honda. This thing is starting to feel like it was tossed together in a hurry. I am hearing rattles all over the place now. Like, it's almost nerve racking to drive.
 

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They did. Paintless dent removal. But there are related issues. I'm at the dealer again right now. Door needs to be aligned. Center console cracked...
Super old post but I just got a 2020 EX two weeks ago and I just noticed a big dent on my passenger side. Today was the first real sunny day since I got it and saw the huge dent over the passenger rear door. The left has a small one that doesn’t photograph well.

Either the dent was like that or I bent it in while leaning in to take case of beer or my briefcase from the back seat. If that’s the case, then the metal is SUPER thin. Never seen that happen to any other car.

What happened when you took your car in? Mine looks like this :
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I don’t think that is normal. Almost looks like something from high up fell off a shelf and landed on the car.
 

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Either the dent was like that or I bent it in while leaning in to take case of beer or my briefcase from the back seat. If that’s the case, then the metal is SUPER thin. Never seen that happen to any other car.
Welcome to the forum. Don't think it's a dent you caused, and looks to be in similar C-pillar position mentioned in original post. Do you plan to take back to dealer?
 

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Welcome to the forum. Don't think it's a dent you caused, and looks to be in similar C-pillar position mentioned in original post. Do you plan to take back to dealer?
Yeah. I’m taking it in Monday evening. The sales rep was kinda iffy about it when I described as it has been two weeks since purchase but I told him it’s been raining and cloudy during those two weeks and it’s finally sunny now and I saw it as I was washing the car. I don’t normally go to the passenger side much.
We’ll see what they say.
 

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Yeah there is a lot of Aluminum on this car and certain areas could dent easier than others. That area, IMHO, is not one of those areas. I've touched there before and it's pretty firm there mainly due to the fact it's part of the roof structure and is somewhat responsible for keeping the roof from caving in on you if you flip the car. That looks more like a deliberate dent from someone or something heavy fell on that area. Good luck. I think you're looking at a possible insurance claim.:confused:
 

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Super old post but I just got a 2020 EX two weeks ago and I just noticed a big dent on my passenger side. Today was the first real sunny day since I got it and saw the huge dent over the passenger rear door. The left has a small one that doesn’t photograph well.

Either the dent was like that or I bent it in while leaning in to take case of beer or my briefcase from the back seat. If that’s the case, then the metal is SUPER thin. Never seen that happen to any other car.

What happened when you took your car in? Mine looks like this : View attachment 5152
Don’t know what could’ve happened, but I feel your pain. You should post this in my “misery loves company- what happened to your insight” thread.
 

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Yeah there is a lot of Aluminum on this car and certain areas could dent easier than others. That area, IMHO, is not one of those areas. I've touched there before and it's pretty firm there mainly due to the fact it's part of the roof structure and is somewhat responsible for keeping the roof from caving in on you if you flip the car. That looks more like a deliberate dent from someone or something heavy fell on that area. Good luck. I think you're looking at a possible insurance claim.:confused:
Which body parts on the insight are made of aluminum? I know only of the hood.
 

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Which body parts on the insight are made of aluminum? I know only of the hood.
Excerpts from the press kit for the Gen3 Insight mentions the following body materials, mostly steel. (Powertrain and other components are also listed as being aluminum; for full list beyond body materials):

High-Strength Steel
Multiple steel grades are used in Insight's body construction to help achieve excellent overall vehicle dynamics, optimize safety performance, and lower noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). Materials range from five different grades of steel, including premium hot-stamp steel and ultra-high-strength steel used in key unibody locations, to aluminum for the hood and front bumper beam.

Aluminum Body Components
Incorporating aluminum in key areas saves 22.8 pounds compared to traditional all-steel construction. The biggest weight savings from a single component comes from the use of an aluminum hood, which saves 16.7 pounds compared to a steel hood. Another key aluminum body component is the front bumper beam, which saves 6.1 pounds compared to a steel unit.

Body Materials
59 percent of the body structure is composed of high-strength steel. In addition, hot-stamp ultra-high strength steel comprises 14 percent of the body structure.

Material
Percentage
Press-hardened steel
14%​
Ultra-high-strength steel
12%​
Advanced high-strength steel
24%​
High-strength steel
9%​
Mild steel
38%​
Aluminum
2%​
 
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