Acura MDX SUV Forums banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
421 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Purchased a cargo cover for my 2002 MDX back at the end of Nov. Since then, it pretty much has stayed in the "cover mode". I just noticed that the right side post that is used to keep it in the "cover mode" has a problem - specifically there are 2 rivets holding the arm to the cover and one of the rivets is "moving". Apparently the pressure of being open has broken the rivet. The pressure of keeping it in the open position will eventually cause it to further fail.

Anyone else have such a problem with the cargo cover? Can it be fixed, or is it necessary to get a replacement cover?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
87 Posts
I've only had my cargo cover for 2 months, but I haven't seen the problem you describe. Mine normally stays deployed and is opened about 8 times each weekend. Once, when I missed the 'slot' on one side that the post fits into, I tried to forced it up into the slot (rather than releasing and starting over). The post bent and the rivit almost broke. However, I pushed it back into position, and it has stayed sturdy since.
- Conrad
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
421 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
I'm surprised that no one has reported a similar problem, since I rarely disengage the cover.

Can I assume that it is covered under a warantee? (Unfortunately I do not have my receipt with me since I am away for the winter)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,321 Posts
To my knowledge, 'any accessories purchased from the dealership at the time of the new car purchase' are covered under the Acura warranty. This includes stuff purchased, ut perhaps installed later.

This is why they have special paperwork for these extra items. If a dealer is 'throwing in' stuff, make sure you have it on the purchase agreement.

I'd bring it in to the dealer and just act like you assume they'll fix it/replace it. Then, even in they refuse, you can get it documented in detail on the paperwork and then address it when you go back north :) The date of the work order will fix the 'claim date' I'd assume.

Ard
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
421 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
ardvarkus said:
To my knowledge, 'any accessories purchased from the dealership at the time of the new car purchase' are covered under the Acura warranty. This includes stuff purchased, ut perhaps installed later.

This is why they have special paperwork for these extra items. If a dealer is 'throwing in' stuff, make sure you have it on the purchase agreement.

I'd bring it in to the dealer and just act like you assume they'll fix it/replace it. Then, even in they refuse, you can get it documented in detail on the paperwork and then address it when you go back north :) The date of the work order will fix the 'claim date' I'd assume.

Ard
Thanks for the reply. I bought the cover from Tim; guess I will give him a call.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
87 Posts
Rivets?

I took a closer look at my cargo cover and saw that the 'rivets' look more like square drive screws. It may be that you can tighten (or replace) them, if you have a square driver bit. (I didn't try 'unscrewing' mine, so I'm not sure that they are threaded screws.) Tim will probably know.
- Conrad
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,321 Posts
lester-

you could just act dumb and drive into the next acura dealership you come to and ask there- be vague (not dishonest) about the purchase of the vehicle and purchase of the cover.....
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top