Exterior Inspection – Honda Canada Certified Used Vehicle Program

Exterior Inspection – Honda Canada Certified Used Vehicle Program


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Commentator: “Before our vehicle can be sold as a Honda certified used, it must pass the
17 point exterior inspection. The inspection results are
documented on the appearance inspection checklist. It’s quite thorough, as the Honda mechanic
insures that the finish and trim exceeds expectations all
around the vehicle. Our mechanic today is starting with the hood. He ensures the emblems
are in place and the finish has been maintained. He is looking to
ensure there is no excessive stone chipping, and recommending repair if there is. From
there, he looks under the hood to make sure that the finish is acceptable;
That all insulation and decals are in place. He inspects the grill, looking at the headlights,
trim, and signal lights. He the does a complete circle inspection of
the vehicle to ensure there are no concerns with the finish, no indication of body damage
repair, and no signs of corrosion or damage to the paint and trim.
Starting at the right front fender, he will then move to the right doors. Notice how he
not only checks the doors for finish issues; he is also looking at the glass
to ensure there are no concerns there either. The right side inspection ends with a thorough
look at the rear fender. At the rear of the vehicle, he is looking for
damage indicators on the rear bumper cover and trunk. The interior of the trunk is also
inspected for signs of concern. Light assemblies are inspected for
moisture or cracking, and any issues that are noted as well as the rear window glass.
The mechanic will then move up the left side of the vehicle, inspecting the rear
fender, the doors, and then the left front fender. From there, the mechanic moves on
to a roof inspection. Sometimes, a ladder is necessary to inspect the roof
finish and the trim depending on the height of the vehicle. Next, the mechanic focuses
on the windshield glass. He is looking for any signs of damage, whether it be an
issue with fit, or an issue with stone chips. The final part of the exterior inspection,
is the wheels and the wheel covers. The mechanic plays close attention to locate
any scratches or signs of pitting. All Honda certified used vehicles must meet the complete
appearance standard as identified in the appearance inspection checklist.
Discrepancies must be identified and corrected before the vehicle can be given the Honda
certified used vehicle status.” [end]

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