EOC Founder, Admin
The rear hatch trim panel is loose or falls off.
The retaining clips do not have enough grip.
Replace the three upper clips on the panel with new clips.
Pillar Clip Trim (3 required): P/N 91560-S84-A11, H/C 5454970
1. Open the hatch, then remove the screw clip and the pull pocket (see page 20-63 of the 2003 Element Service Manual).
2. Remove the trim panel assembly by pulling down from one side to the other, making sure you do not damage the panel or the clips.
3. Remove the three upper clips, and install three new clips.
4. Reinstall all removed parts.
The information in this bulletin is intended for use only by skilled technicians who have the proper tools, equipment, and training to correctly and safely maintain your vehicle. These procedures should not be attempted by “do-it-yourselfers,” and you should not assume this bulletin applies to your vehicle, or that your vehicle has the condition described. To determine whether this information applies, contact an authorized Honda automobile dealer.
*Special thanks to Bing from HondaSUV.com for sending us this information