Originally Posted by bill_de
Mine fits pretty well. But when I did take a look at it I didn't notice any kind of gasket between the handle and the sheet metal. I'm pretty sure that you could remove the handle that is warped and throw it away without anything internal getting wet.
I think the TSB indicated there are only 2 screws holding it on. Unless your opposed to trying to help yourself, you might want to see about adjusting it and avoiding a trip to the dealer all together.
I started down that path. Partly to see if there was a gasket, if it leaked or if it was an easy fix.
So I popped off that center panel. Very hard to get off. Snapped some clips. I have a nice pry set. But it was nasty getting that off. $45 for new cover. The whole back definitely has to come off. After the fun of removing the little panel I wasn't about to do that.
Any way, after looking in there it didn't look easy at all. Very crammed with lots of hardware around the handle.
But I did manage to see that it leaked, spraying a fine mist at the back while I looked with a flashlight and it is dripping on electrical connections.
Probably wouldn't hurt anything for many years. But eventually will.
How practical my mist hose is, to what it could potentially see in real world I don't know. But it's not great.
They should just replace it, without a blink. It's obviously defective.
I keep saying I'll bring it in for something else but everything else has been ok. And I do my own oil change.