Join Date: 7th February 2012
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Dangerous design feature
Model: Civic 1.8si 2011
The pointed end of the semi-circular hard plastic surround which forms part of the dash board beyond the steering wheel is, I believe, I dangerous health and safety feature. Whilst quickly getting into the driving seat recently (to avoid a speeding motorist who was about to take my door off) I hit my leg just below the knee on the offending pointed plastic, and my leg swelled up like a balloon. It has taken 2 weeks to recover sufficiently to drive again.
I believe that the design of this area has changed on the 2012 model!