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😭 That looks deceptively like you could just pop it out but for the deformation next to the reflector. Sorry you had to go thru this
Im concerned about damage I cant see. Everything looks lined up properly and it drives fine but who knows. Also, I called an Acura dealer to get an idea of how long it would take to get a new bumper...its only 2-3 days. The splitter on the other hand has no date estimate. I might have to upgrade that piece for the upgraded one. A little concerned about paint matching too. I have never needed to get a large component like this replaced before so I'm nervous that it will be a slightly different shade of white from the rest of the car.
 

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Im concerned about damage I cant see. Everything looks lined up properly and it drives fine but who knows. Also, I called an Acura dealer to get an idea of how long it would take to get a new bumper...its only 2-3 days. The splitter on the other hand has no date estimate. I might have to upgrade that piece for the upgraded one. A little concerned about paint matching too. I have never needed to get a large component like this replaced before so I'm nervous that it will be a slightly different shade of white from the rest of the car.
I’d be worried about all that too. Crossing fingers and toes it goes smoothly and all matches
 

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I have similar forgetfulness. I hopped out of the car to pick up a carry out pizza, and heard commotion behind me. The car was rolling backward into a couple, but thankfully the guy was alert enough to move the girl out the way. I jumped in and slammed on the clutch...That didn't help, so I repositioned for the brake, and then pulled back into my spot!
I now make it a habit to engage the brake each time I get out of the car.
Sorry for the bad break AMR. I'm glad no one was hurt.
 

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So I just got back from the body shop. The repair estimate is lower than what I anticipated but getting parts will be hard. The car is so new that it doesn't even show up in any of the parts ordering systems that the shop generally uses so they may need to work directly with an Acura dealer. The other issue is timing. Looks like they won't be able to fix my car until late October or early November.
 

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I did end up messing around with the brake a bit and I think I know what happened. If you flip the switch too quickly it doesn't always register. You have to be a little slower and MAKE SURE TO VISUALLY CHECK FOR THE RED LIGHT. I still feel like a colossal moron. My blind spot sensors also started throwing errors so those will have to be replaced. Still no ETA on parts arrival, hopefully they get here before my scheduled repair slot in October. I am also working on getting into a habit of putting the car into gear after turning it off. I traditionally had been one of those people that left the car in neutral and just used the ebrake.
 

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I did end up messing around with the brake a bit and I think I know what happened. If you flip the switch too quickly it doesn't always register. You have to be a little slower and MAKE SURE TO VISUALLY CHECK FOR THE RED LIGHT. I still feel like a colossal moron. My blind spot sensors also started throwing errors so those will have to be replaced. Still no ETA on parts arrival, hopefully they get here before my scheduled repair slot in October. I am also working on getting into a habit of putting the car into gear after turning it off. I traditionally had been one of those people that left the car in neutral and just used the ebrake.
Sorry to hear hope it gets fixed soon

I also had a similar issue with my old 8th gen civic and never forgot after that . Was in the driveway left in neutral and thought the ebrake was all the way up but wasn't and it slide down into the middle of the street, thankfully some neighbors knocked on our door and ask if our car was in the middle of the road (good thing it was residential)

After that always 1st gear, ebrake tight/confirmed it's on.
 

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After reading through this, I'd like to share a (fortunately) no-harm incident that I recently had. Parked the Integra on the incline of my driveway. I always park in gear but rarely set the e-brake. As I walked into the garage, I heard the car make a sort of creaking noise. Looked back, and the car was slightly closer to the entrance of the garage. As I watched, it creeped ahead and stopped. In the time it took me to get back to my car it happened once more. Set the e-brake and all was fine. Apparently the engine resistance alone isn't enough to hold on a hill. So that's a fun lesson.
 

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I think Acura needs to reprogram the logic on the ebrake. It can be tricky to engage (needs to be held for at least a second) and as I found out also, the engine braking on the vehicle is not enough to hold the car even on a fairly slight to moderate driveway incline as I woke up to my vehicle with its tail end in the street. We also have a 2020 RDX and that will engage the parking brake automatically if your turn the car off in gear or in neutral.
 

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I only have had manuals in my 30 years of driving and the new Integra is the first one with the e-brake. I have over the years forgotten to set the brake 2 or 3 times. But with the conventional handle brake it is easier to remember to set it I think. With the e-brake button it's not as intuitive or muscle memory type thing. I forgot to set the e-brake after my test drive at the dealership for example. I think they should make the brake hold feature stay on like the traction control after the car is shut off. Since those two features are joined at the hip, it will always set the e-brake when you shut the car off, or hold it at least if it is running.
 

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I agree completely. The ebrake is designed for an automatic car. The switch is pretty much exactly the same part as our 2020 RDX. IMO, that is going to lead to a lot of user errors from poor design. My wife and I purchase a car every 12 to 18 months since we both have to travel locally and regionally often for our work. Howe every, it’s been a while since I’ve owned a stick shift car, but I also was under the assumption that if you parked a vehicle in gear in a manual that it would provide some braking. It seems like the Integra offers very little (maybe due to the small engine size and low friction design), so you cannot rely on the engine to hold the car based on my experience on like day 2 of ownership where I apparently didn’t engage the parking brake as it rolled down my very average slopped driveway (it must have creeped down because only the back wheels made it into the street) in the middle of the night even though it was in first gear.

I only have had manuals in my 30 years of driving and the new Integra is the first one with the e-brake. I have over the years forgotten to set the brake 2 or 3 times. But with the conventional handle brake it is easier to remember to set it I think. With the e-brake button it's not as intuitive or muscle memory type thing. I forgot to set the e-brake after my test drive at the dealership for example. I think they should make the brake hold feature stay on like the traction control after the car is shut off. Since those two features are joined at the hip, it will always set the e-brake when you shut the car off, or hold it at least if it is running.
 
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