If it were a matter of wear, new vehicles would not have the problem. Mine has from the beginning, especially when parallel parked between two vehicles when I can't open the door fully. The problem is the same with both front doors, even though the drivers door is used more than twice as often. If the springs were shot, the checker wouldn't hold the door in position when fully open., which it does.The "spring" is not adjustable, but a worn one can be replaced.
No - you need to purchase these parts from the Dealer. You can likely buy them cheaper online from Majestic Honda or one of the other online Dealers - here's a link for the front door checkers for your E:Hello! I'm having this same problem. Was annoying when it was just me that the door kept slamming into. Became a HUGE worry when it slammed right into my one year old's forehead as I was getting her out of the car! I had no idea it would slam into her or else I would have blocked it. Needless to say, I was very concerned as she had a gash and major bump.
Is this something that I could purchase at an auto parts store and do myself? Well, obviously YOU guys can do it yourself... was wondering if you could give me some directions/instructions so that I could do it myself and save myself some cash (instead of having the dealers charge me an arm and leg for labor)?
Thank you kindly!
Why? Are you worried it will back itself out otherwise? I didn't do this and they are still tight as of yet but just curious why you have a specific concern here?I didn't see it mentioned, but when you do this job make sure to apply some blue thread locker on the single bolt that attaches the checker to the jamb.
I'm not worried, it's just that when I removed mine I noticed that it had blue thread locker on it's threads, so I figured that if Honda thought it was a good enough idea to use it when they were assembling our Elements, that it be a good idea to use it for reassembly.Why? Are you worried it will back itself out otherwise? I didn't do this and they are still tight as of yet but just curious why you have a specific concern here?