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Just got diagnosed at an acura dealer with a left side wiring harness failure on my 2007 acura rdx. First and only symptom to this point was failure of the tailgate to unlock. Car has 84000 miles on it. What could cause this failure?, Is it a recall item by any chance? Is Just over 1600.00 to fix it reasonable?... Read full answer
Just got diagnosed at an acura dealer with a left side wiring harness failure on my 2007 acura rdx. First and only symptom to this point was failure of the tailgate to unlock. Car has 84000 miles on it. What could cause this failure?, Is it a recall item by any chance? Is Just over 1600.00 to fix it reasonable?
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It's hard to say what has caused the failure without finding the actual problem in the harness and physically seeing what is wrong. It could be a broken wire due to flex or rub through, it could have moisture damage/corrosion, wires could be melted and shorted, or it could even be as simple as a sharp spot weld that has poked through wiring insulation and has shorted a circuit to ground.

 

There are no recalls on the vehicle for any wiring or electrical concerns.

 

The price does sound correct, but I would ask why the harness can't be repaired. It's nearly always possible to find and repair a wiring issue for far cheaper than replacing the entire harness. Unless there is substantial damage, which doesn't really sound like your case, then they should be able to find and repair the damage/break for a couple hours of labor at the most.

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