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Underbody panels cost $450.00

4186 Views 18 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  terndude
I had a tire that the tread separated from on my first long trip in the Insight since returning. The tire was 6 years old with 140K miles but still looked good but I guess you could say I was asking for it since I use 50PSI in the tires as well. Anyway the tread seperation acted as a whip and took out the wheel well panel, drivers side strake, vertical plastic piece, under-engine panels, and the metal front panel. The cost of the replacement panels and screws was in the 450 neighborhood. Kind of makes you think of buying a spare insight for parts. I'm lucky it didn't destroy the wiring harness behind the wheel well as it looks like it took a beating as well. The edges of the fender have some of the tire residue but I hope to be able to scrub the remains off. I did collect some of the pieces off the road but they had holes punched in them from the tread and the screws were ripped out. Have fun, Rick
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Underbody damage!

Eeeek! I just had my underbody panels torn off while fording a supposedly "safe" muddy-water filled road in a construction site. The aluminum segment that apperas to hold all the other plastic ones in place is totally trashed and twisted like a pretzel... :( It tore out ALL the mount holes from the surrounding sections!

My local honda dealer could not even identify the two long plastic panels on either side in their computer system...only the two under-engine ones and the aluminum one.

Do you know what the part numbers were for the two long ones? your price estimate seems close to what I have estimated so far....

Any thoughts??!?!? I LOVE my Insight and want it on the road again ASAP!!!
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