Toronto, Ontario -- March 16, 2016 -- Honda Canada has released new body repair information for the 2016 Honda Civic. Please note that the information provided here is for information purposes only. Always refer directly to the appropriate OEM procedures from Honda before attempting any repairs.
The 2016 Civic uses Honda’s Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure. The body construction uses 58 percent high-tensile-strength steel (HSS), including 26 percent ultra-high-strength steel. In addition, a weight-saving steel centre pillar stiffener has been added, and the rear frame has soft zones for crash performance.
The lower front bulkhead assembly is a bolt-on resin composite. The upper bulkhead frame is constructed of mild steel. The bulkhead is attached with 20 bolts. Honda Canada advises that a damaged bulkhead must be replaced, not repaired.
The 2016 Honda Civic also has a wealth of advanced safety and driver assist technologies, including a collision mitigation braking system with pedestrian sensing capability.
Honda Canada cautions that heat must not be applied to any body part during straightening as it may compromise the internal structure and strength of high-strength steel parts. Any part that has had heat applied to it during straightening must be replaced with new parts. Ignoring this directive may significantly reduce occupant protection.
For more information, please see “2016 Civic New Model Body Repair information” at techinfo.honda.com.