Interior Inspection – Honda Canada Certified Used Vehicle Program

Interior Inspection – Honda Canada Certified Used Vehicle Program


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Commentator: “The interior inspection of a Honda certified used vehicle is broken into
11 points. Before settling into the driver’s seat, the mechanic
inspects both front seats for any fabric or trim concerns. He is looking for obvious signs
of staining, and tears or rips, or missing trim. He also takes
the time to look at the front door panels to ensure there is no damage, and all control
switches are functioning. Once satisfied with the front seats and the
door panels, he settles in behind the wheel to inspect the instrument panel. Sitting in
the driver’s seat, the mechanic first inspects the instrument panel. He
makes sure the dash assembly has no visible signs of damage or premature sun fading, and
that every control is functioning properly from the dimmer switch, down to
the trip odometer. The interior and exterior of the center console is checked for damage,
and it too is inspected for signs of premature fading due to sun
exposure. From there, the mechanic continues with a visual inspection of the headliner,
visors, package tray, carpets, and floor mats. Fading, cracking, and
overall physical condition are all noted, and anything that does not meet this criteria
is recommended to be repaired or replaced. After completing the front seat
area, the mechanic moves on to the back passenger area. All seats are inspected for damage to
seat covers. The rear parcel shell is checked for damage or premature
fading. The front seat backs and seat pockets are checked as well as the trim, carpeting,
and rear floor mats. The door panels are inspected and the power window
functions, if any, are checked to insure proper operation. Once the interior of the vehicle
has received a thorough inspection, he mechanic moves back to the luggage
compartment. Condition of the interior is the primary focus back there, but the mechanic
also takes the time to ensure that the spare tire is properly in place, is
inflated properly, and the vehicle has all the correct tire changing tools that came
with it originally. All Honda certified used vehicles must meet the complete
appearance standards, as identified in the appearance inspection checklist. Interior
discrepancies must be identified must be identified and corrected before the vehicle
can be given Honda certified used vehicle status.”
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