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2016 Civic New Model Body Repair Information

2016 Civic New Model Body Repair Information

(Supersedes original publication issued November 2015. Revised to add 2-door model information)

DISCLAIMER: Honda

OVERVIEW OF BODY FEATURES

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    • Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
    • Body construction using extensive amounts of high-tensile-strength steel (HSS) and ultra-high-strength steel (UHSS – 980 MPa and higher)
    • Weight-saving 1,500 MPa steel center pillar stiffener and rear frame with soft zones for crash performance on 4-Door models
    • Bolt-on resin composite lower front bulkhead assembly
    • Introduction of the Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, including: Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation, and Collision Mitigation Braking System™ with pedestrian sensing capability

New Model Body Technology

BODY CONSTRUCTION AND HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL CONTENT (4-DOOR MODELS)

    • Steel parts are color coded based on their tensile strength in megapascals (MPa).
    • High-strength steel (HSS) is defined as any steel with a tensile strength of 340 MPa or higher.
    • Ultra-high-strength steel (UHSS) is defined as any steel with a tensile strength of 980 MPa or higher.
    • Steel repair and welding procedures vary depending on the tensile strength of the parts involved.

 

New-Model-Body-Technology

BODY CONSTRUCTION AND HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL CONTENT (2-DOOR MODELS)

  • Steel parts are color coded based on their tensile strength in megapascals (MPa).
  • High-strength steel (HSS) is defined as any steel with a tensile strength of 340 MPa or higher.
  • Ultra-high-strength steel (UHSS) is defined as any steel with a tensile strength of 980 MPa or higher.
  • Steel repair and welding procedures vary depending on the tensile strength of the parts involved.

 

 

1,500 MPa (HOT STAMP) STEEL LOCATIONS

1,500 MPa steel is stronger than ordinary steel, so it can help protect vehicle occupants while reducing overall vehicle weight to improve fuel efficiency.

The numbered parts in the diagram below are constructed of 1,500 MPa steel:

Civic 2 & 4 Door Models:

  1. Front Inner Upper Pillar
  2. Front Pillar Upper Stiffener
  3. Front Side Frame Extension
  4. Side Sill Reinforcement
  5. Roof Side Stiffener
  6. Roof Front Rail (4-Door)
  7. Center Pillar Stiffener (4-Door)
  8. Rear Frame (4-Door)

 

1,500 MPa STEEL REAR FRAME (4-DOOR MODELS)

4-door models utilize weight-saving 1,500 MPa steel rear frame rails with soft zones for impact crush control.

  • If rear frame damage is suspected, measure the entire vehicle using a three-dimensional measuring system.
  • If the rear frame is damaged, replace the affected rear frame(s) as a complete assembly
  • The traditional replacement of only the rear portion of the frame (Rear Frame B) is not possible because the 1,500 MPa rear frame cannot be sectioned.
  • For further repair information, refer to the following:
  • “Repairing 1,500 MPa Steel Parts” on page 7 of this publication.
  • “Rear Floor/Rear Frame Replacement” in the body service

ALUMINUM PARTS & REPAIRABILITY

The front bumper beam uses 6000 series aluminum alloy construction.

Repairability Issues

  • Do not repair damaged bumper
  • To help prevent galvanic corrosion, some fasteners for aluminum parts are considered one-time use and must be replaced if removed.

RESIN COMPOSITE FRONT BULKHEAD

This vehicle has a lower bulkhead assembly constructed of resin composite material.

  • The upper bulkhead frame is constructed of 270 MPa mild steel.
  • The front upper and lower bulkheads are only sold as a complete assembly.
  • The bulkhead design improves engine compartment access during factory assembly and service.
  • The cooling fans, radiator, A/C condenser, hood lock, outside air temperature sensor, and related piping/components are attached to the front bulkhead.
  • The bulkhead is attached to the body with 20 bolts.
  • A damaged bulkhead must be replaced.For more information, refer to “Front Bulkhead Replacement” in the body service information

FRONT BRACE COLLAR BOLTS

This front brace is located under the front bumper directly ahead of the front subframe.

  • The front brace is attached to the body using special collar bolts that compensate for body dimensional variations.
  • A special removal and installation procedure is required.
  • For more information, refer to “Front Brace Removal and Installation” in the service information.

ACOUSTIC SEPARATOR LOCATIONS

A combination of molded, extruded, and tape acoustic separators are applied in various body locations.

  • Locations are shown in the diagram below.
  • These are applied within the body pillars.
  • They are designed to block noise paths into the cabin from hollow body cavities.
  • Repairs are similar to previous models using commercially-available products.
  • Refer to the Replacement section of the body service information for specific procedures.

CAPLESS FUELING SYSTEM

This vehicle uses a capless fueling system. It does not have a conventional fuel cap.

  • A backup fuel door open cable is located under the parcel shelf.
  • If you need to refuel the vehicle from a portable fuel container, a funnel is located in the trunk’s spare tire well tool case.
  • The fueling system can be damaged by directly inserting the nozzle of a portable fuel container or by using any funnel other than the one provided with the vehicle.
  • For more information, refer to “Refueling From a Portable Fuel Container” in the owner’s guide.

TOWING AND LIFTING PRECAUTIONS

  • Flat bed towing equipment is the preferred method to transport this vehicle.
  • Front wheel lift towing equipment may also be used to tow this vehicle.

For more information, refer to “Emergency Towing” in the owner’s guide or service information.

  • Lift or jack only at the specified points to avoid damaging the vehicle.
  • Do not lift or tow this vehicle by its bumpers, or serious damage will result.

For more information, refer to “Lift and Support Points” in the service information.

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