Low Quality Aftermarket Accessories

There’s no shortage of options when it comes to accessories for your car. If you don’t want to get them from the dealer, you can get accessories made by other companies. Some are designed for just any vehicle, while some may be more model specific. The problem is that model-specific parts may not fit properly if they weren’t made carefully.

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This CR-V came into the shop for some regular service work and I noticed it had some accessories that were definitely not anything Honda had made. The rear bumper had this protector on the top that actually looked pretty good from a distance.

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When you look closely, however, you can see that it doesn’t fit flush to the bumper. While this may just be an installation error, it’s possible it just isn’t made well.

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There was also this Honda badge on the front fenders, and it’s clearly not official, with the logo and text not being quite right.

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The last add-on the customer put on was a “2.4 T” badge on the tailgate. It’s true that the car has a 2.4 liter engine, but the T is probably trying to indicate that it’s a turbo, which it is not. As I’ve said before, the people who know what your fake badges are supposed to mean probably know that you don’t actually have that feature.


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