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Yes, I noticed rust sediment around the rear hatch opening. Along the top gutter, from one side to the other. This layer of rust sediment is beginning to run down the sides of the hatch opening. It appears to be coming from where they drilled the opening for the electric cables that run into the hatch at the midway top point.

Anyone seeing this?

Also, the rear license plates don't have anyway to attached the bottom of the plates to the car, so when I slam the rear hatch I get this annoying and rather loud chatter, anyone find a solution to this.

Joe
 

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Easy Fix

Its and easy fix to stop the liscense plate and bracket from rattling when you close the hatch .... Just stick something behind it ... Like Foam Rubber maybe .... or a rubber stopper ....
 

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no rust, knock on wood.
I added a rear chrome license plate holder (didn't care to provide free advertising for dealer with the plastic one they included). Small rubber grommets (available at any hardware store) suspend plate & holder away from body. Also can add self adhesive felt or preferably rubber pads (kind you would put on furniture legs) on back of plate to prevent from rattling or worse... scratching paint. Also available at any hardware store for a couple $ for a pkg of a dozen or so.
 

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I too though I had noticed some rust while having the hatch open but upon closer inspection it was the dirty hinge grease. The hinge grease on my Pilot is a whitish gray and throw on a little dirt and dust and it looks kinda like rust. Are you sure it was rust or could it have been some of this grease?
 

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I also noticed what appeared to be rust on the top gutter. But with 10% humidity in Las Vegas that didn't make sense. After further inspection it was dirty hinge grease. Honda sure packed a lot of grease on those hinges.
 

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No rust. I usually put the foam tape you put on windows or doors on the back of my license plate. Don't put it on the vehicle, you don't want that on your car.
 

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I'll have to take a closer look. Although I did run my finger along it and it did't give me the sensation of grease. I'll take a closer look at the hole and the residue.. Although there are traces of it along the bottom weatherstripping along the hatch opening that I suspect washed its way down.

Thanks for the info on the plate.

Joe
 
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