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I hate to make my first post a request for a favor, but I was backed into yesterday and am trying to determine if there is any damage. The only thing I am seeing may be the bar that the Honda Sensing module in the front bumper is mounted to. Could another 2018 owner compare the image I have posted to their vehicle and let me know if it looks the same on their car?

This image is the passenger side of the mounting bar just inside the front grill. I don't see any obvious bends, but the mount of the bar not attached to anything just looks off to me.

Thank you so much for your help!
 

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Unable to look/compare at the moment, however if you feel that what you have pictured isn't right then you should take it to your local dealership to confirm/deny that something isn't right. As it appears it does look like something isn't as it should be... let the pro's confirm/deny if it is/isn't.
 

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I hate to make my first post a request for a favor, but I was backed into yesterday and am trying to determine if there is any damage. The only thing I am seeing may be the bar that the Honda Sensing module in the front bumper is mounted to. Could another 2018 owner compare the image I have posted to their vehicle and let me know if it looks the same on their car?

This image is the passenger side of the mounting bar just inside the front grill. I don't see any obvious bends, but the mount of the bar not attached to anything just looks off to me.

Thank you so much for your help!
It looks the same as mine, so I think it's normal. Mine is a 2.0T Touring.

Actually, if you think about it, in order for damage to occur that far in, you would have major visible damage to your bumper/grill.

One suggestion: Specify which trim level you are asking questions about, because not all trims have the exact same components and/or features. Your signature line is the best place to indicate your year/model/trim.
 

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Thank you so much for checking! I was thinking/hoping the same thing that I would have seen damage to the front radar and other items if that bar was bent. That mount point without anything attached just looks strange.

It felt like a decent smack, but I can't spot any other damage. The drive in front of me at a stop light thought they put their car in park, but put it in reverse instead and proceeded to text on their phone. Apparently they couldn't hear me honking.

My license plate got pretty bent up, but Honda made the front grill a pretty smart design. The grill is made to flex easily without breaking, which I think will save me from having to get it repaired. I am leaning towards Fired00d's recommendation to get it checked at the dealership anyways.

2018 Accord 4-Door 1.5T EX-L
2011 Pilot EX-L

Previous Honda's:
2001 Honda Civic EX w/ manual transmission
 

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Sorry to hear that someone has already hit your new car, but it looks like you got pretty lucky in terms of visible damage. That hanging bracket does look a little odd, but that's probably because we're looking for something.
 

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I got the car checked out today and there was no damage other than the license plate, so I lucked out. Thanks everyone for your help!
 

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Glad to hear that.... best to get it checked by the pro's... lot of times w/all the plastics on cars damage may not be visible but then when the pro's check they find all kinds of damage under the plastics.
 
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