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Acura TSX, Interior, Sedan
#80 of 109 Re: TSX Seat Question [dianka555]
Jan 20, 2006 (1:43 pm)
Purchased an '05 TSX auto for my wife over a year ago and IMO the seats are a little firm, but comfortable. Longest trip was Indy to Knoxville, TN and found little difference between TSX seats and those on my '02 Bonneville SLE. I think it's just terminology of sports seats vs bucket seats.
#81 of 109 Re: TSX Seat Question [indybob]
Jan 21, 2006 (7:00 am)
Thank you very much...
#82 of 109 Help! Can't figure out how to install cargo net
Apr 26, 2006 (7:08 pm)
there are no directions, and it doesn't make sense. Can anyone help? I carry sporting equipment in my trunk, so the net is a necessity. Thanks!
#83 of 109 Re: Help! Can't figure out how to install cargo net [derekg]
Apr 27, 2006 (6:37 am)
I can't link it directly, but go to hondaacuraworld dot com. They have downloadable PDF instructions for all add on TSX pieces. Once you get to the Honda/Acura parts page, click on "Instructions" at the top of the page and you'll find it there under TSX.
#84 of 109 Leather Seats
May 27, 2006 (8:28 am)
I got my 2006 TSX at the beginning of February. It only has 3400 miles. I am very particular about my material possessions; therefore, I have been very careful with my car. I noticed some scrapes on the driver's side seat. It is on the part of the seat that I call the wing. I'm not sure if that is what it is called. It is on the wing closest to the door. My best guess is that a button on one of my pants must have caused the scrapes. Also, there are a couple of worn places on the seat where my back and posterior touch the seat. Again, these could have been caused by a button on my pants. Regardless, I don't feel with so few miles the seat should be so delicate that it should have scrapes on it or it should look worn. Does any think I have any hope of having this issue remedied by Acura?
#85 of 109 Re: Leather Seats [gjustus]
May 27, 2006 (10:43 am)
Those "wings" are called bolsters, and since what you described is normal wear, I doubt there's much Acura will do about it. Leather wears in such a way that's it's not always going to look brand new. That's just the nature of the beast.
Really, it's a niggling issue. Perhaps you can just chalk it up to normal wear and tear and get on with enjoying your car.
#86 of 109 Seat bolster wear/discoloration
Aug 04, 2006 (3:14 pm)
On the driver's seat of my '04 TSX, I have been noticing that the "high traffic" leather surfaces are wearing and discoloring. Specifically, the left side bolsters and left-most edges of the seat are turning a light blue color (esp. noticeable with the parchment leather). These are the surfaces that are rubbed each time I enter and exit the vehicle.
I'm willing to accept a measure of wear, however I think this might be a quality of materials issue. Here's why (bear with me): there is a seam on the left edge of the lower seat that joins two pieces of leather together. One piece of leather is wearing/discoloring, the other is fine. Both see the same level of wear as I enter and exit the car. Same deal on the left bolster. My hypothesis (and I'm by no means an interior materials expert): one piece of leather is meant for high traffic. The other isn't rated for high traffic (rather for looks). Acura didn't anticipate the need for a more wear proof material on the side of the seat.
Is anyone experiencing a similar wear pattern?
P.S. -- the car has been outstanding otherwise. I'd get another one even if Acura goofed on this minor point.
#87 of 109 Re: Seat bolster wear/discoloration [sjonesrones]
Aug 09, 2006 (10:28 am)
We have and 05 TSX and have just noticed the blue discoloration. The dealer said it was wear, but that can't be right. The bluish color is on both sides, and there is hardly every anyone in the passenger seat. Besides, the car is only a year and a half old! It's an Acura. I expect more than that. Have you contacted the dealer?
I'll be interested in a response.
#88 of 109 Re: Seat bolster wear/discoloration [dottie2]
Aug 09, 2006 (10:46 am)
I ran it by one of the Service Advisors when I took it in for an oil change/rotation. He said that it might be due to a leather jacket (which I have) rubbing on the edges of the seat. I did some research, and found that clothing leather is pretty colorfast. Ditto for jeans -- which I've heard that some dealers cite as a cause of the discoloration.
I've seen some pretty old cars (ex. 1980 M-B 200D) with light leather interiors and none of them show this kind of blue discoloration.
Check you vehicle to see if my theory bears out (i.e. seating surface leather is more resistant to bluing than the leather that covers the outside edge of the seat and bolster).
Let me know what you find. If it's a similar situation, we may be able to elevate this to Honda/Acura for resolution.
#89 of 109 Black Leather vs Gray Leather -- which is wearing better
Aug 27, 2006 (9:08 am)
Can those of you that have the gray or the Black Leather tell me how they are wearing??
We live in Colorado and I park in a garage and under shade at work (of course grocery shopping is another thing) -- will be getting the tint on the windows.
I have a 14 month old baby as well to add in to the factor.
We have had two cars with tan leather and I know about the wear and the black marks that never come out in the creases.