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My decorative plate covering the electric charge just broke off as I was driving at freeway speeds.

Just the plate (not the cover), see picture below.
Have others experienced this also?

Does anyone know the part number I need to order for this?
 

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My decorative plate covering the electric charge just broke off as I was driving at freeway speeds.

Just the plate (not the cover), see picture below.
Have others experienced this also?

Does anyone know the part number I need to order for this?
What do you mean by plate? Are you talking about the applique?
 

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Others here have discussed removing them...on purpose.
Why?
It is just a decorative face plate.but without it the black cover looks gross.
Can you point me to the thread which mentioned "removing them..... on purpose".

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My decorative plate covering the electric charge just broke off as I was driving at freeway speeds.
You mean you watched it fly off? Is there any adhesive remaining on the charge flap? The badges are not supposed to come off, the adhesive tape that is used is very strong. This indicates defective installation and you should try and get it replaced under warranty, no reason you should have to pay for a replacement.

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It is just a decorative face plate.but without it the black cover looks gross.
Like all things Clarity, beauty (and grossness) is in the eye of the beholder. Even before I bought my Clarity I knew the first thing I would do is remove the plug-in badge from the charge flap as I don't like what I consider showroom advertisements on my cars. I wound up removing all three plug-in badges including the one on the rear. My car is on the left in the attached photo. If you look at the Clarity that I am parked next to you can see the plug-in badge above the front wheel well.

Removing the badges requires using fishing line or dental floss to "saw" the adhesive away. Some people use a hair dryer to warm the adhesive, I tried that but it didn't seem to make much difference. It took me about fifteen minutes of sawing for each badge. Some people saw only halfway then pull the badge the rest of the way off, but to me it felt like it could break off if I did that so I sawed about 90% and only then did the badge come off easily. That's why I think yours must have had some problem with the installation if it came off that easily. After removal there was still some adhesive on the paint which I removed with Goo Gone®.

I kept the badges so that I can reattach them when I sell the car. Although I will have to obtain the special adhesive tape that is used for badges, you can't just use regular double sided tape or they will eventually come off. Or I suppose I could purchase new badges which presumably come with adhesive, but I have not priced them.

Did you buy your Clarity new or used? If used it's possible that the previous owner debadged, but then didn't use the correct adhesive tape to reattach it. But if you bought new, in my opinion the badge should be replaced under warranty.

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You mean you watched it fly off? Is there any adhesive remaining on the charge flap? The badges are not supposed to come off, the adhesive tape that is used is very strong. This indicates defective installation and you should try and get it replaced under warranty, no reason you should have to pay for a replacement.


Like all things Clarity, beauty (and grossness) is in the eye of the beholder. Even before I bought my Clarity I knew the first thing I would do is remove the plug-in badge from the charge flap as I don't like what I consider showroom advertisements on my cars. I wound up removing all three plug-in badges including the one on the rear. My car is on the left in the attached photo. If you look at the Clarity that I am parked next to you can see the plug-in badge above the front wheel well.

Removing the badges requires using fishing line or dental floss to "saw" the adhesive away. Some people use a hair dryer to warm the adhesive, I tried that but it didn't seem to make much difference. It took me about fifteen minutes of sawing for each badge. Some people saw only halfway then pull the badge the rest of the way off, but to me it felt like it could break off if I did that so I sawed about 90% and only then did the badge come off easily. That's why I think yours must have had some problem with the installation if it came off that easily. After removal there was still some adhesive on the paint which I removed with Goo Gone®.

I kept the badges so that I can reattach them when I sell the car. Although I will have to obtain the special adhesive tape that is used for badges, you can't just use regular double sided tape or they will eventually come off. Or I suppose I could purchase new badges which presumably come with adhesive, but I have not priced them.

Did you buy your Clarity new or used? If used it's possible that the previous owner debadged, but then didn't use the correct adhesive tape to reattach it. But if you bought new, in my opinion the badge should be replaced under warranty.

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Thank you very much for the note. In my case, without the applique (or decorative plate) on the electric charger, it looks as shown below. It is not connected by glue but I believe it slides over the black cover and then lightly snaps in place. We brought this car brand new just when the country shut down last March and have just done about 10-20 long distance freeway journeys recently. And notice one day that the plate just came off.
We went to the local Honda dealer who wanted $50 for the plate. However, the dealer I purchased the car from offered to do it for free. So, the issue is fixed. But the point of the post was whether this is a common occurence?
 

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Oh. What threw us, not your fault, is that we didn't realize that you attached two photos to your first message. We only saw the first photo which was the stock Honda photo and so we could only go by your description and we thought you were talking about the plug-in hybrid badge. Most people when they attach photos select full size so that all of the photos are visible in the post. You selected thumbnails when you attached your two photos, and the way this forum software works when you do that is only the first photo is visible unless someone clicks on it to see it full size, only then do they realize there are multiple photos. Our fault for not noticing the second photo, although I think the forum software could be improved in this regard.

You said the dealer fixed it, but you asked for the part number in your first post, so I am assuming that you had it fixed after your initial post five days ago? You didn't mention that in your other replies today.
 

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Ooops! My bad (too).

I would have lead with the photo showing your Clarity that's missing the entire charge port cover.

But that's just me.
 

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Ooops! My bad too. Unfortunately the forum software can't help us with lack of concentration.
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With me, it goes with the territory. (I just turned 65.) Funny, observing the downhill slog...from the inside, looking out.

Sure beats the alternative, though!
 
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