I visited my dealer today to do an oil change and their "Routine Service" on the vehicle and while I was waiting there the senior supervisor that had told me about the Gear shift button replacement walked in just as I was about to get back my CR-V.
I asked him when the new button was coming out and he said that it is already been out since a little under a month ago and that they have been replacing them on vehicles that come in for service if the owner request it or the button shows signs of cracking.
I was kind of puzzled that they had not mentioned this to me when I bought the vehicle in for the service job.
He said that I could get it done now but since my vehicle was just finished I opted to wait until next week when I have 2 hours to blow again :bluduh:
I asked him if it looks any different than the old button and he said that it looks exactly the same as the old button but made of a much higher quality plastic. He also said that Honda started to realize that the problem was not happening as frequently as they had anticipated so they had scrubbed any major kind of announcement and instead would just replace them as needed or if requested, free of charge.
I asked him if it was now available in NA and he said he was not sure but assumed that it should be available globally.
When I go back I will try and see what the new part number is and if they can tell me what the part number is for NA so that forum members can make sure they are getting the correct part. Maybe I can take a picture of the old and new, maybe their is some sort of stamp on the inner part of the plastic to differentiate them.