Are you out of your Bumper to Bumper warranty?
During the recent service on my 2018 Clarity PHEV (oil change, tire rotation), I asked the dealer to look at my passenger side rear view mirror because there was a cracked piece of plastic visible. The dealer said the "skull cap needs replacement." This is an inner plastic piece between the mirror and the painted body/housing of the passenger side rear view mirror.
The cost was around $100. But... they said that " 50% of the time the housing can crack when trying to separate" and that was the case, then the cost could be $1000... Wow! The explanation was that a replacement of the entire housing, skullcap and mirror, plus alignment (and painting?), is a much more involved process and thus more expensive.
Has anyone else run into this? I'm worried that the dealer may not have enough experience. Obviously, a $100 repair makes we want to do the repair. But, I don't want to go into it thinking at was $100 and then be told it would be $1000... Any suggestions?