Last post on May 13, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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Honda Pilot, SUV
#13 of 22 Re: Leather Seat Wear [tidester]
Sep 14, 2009 (5:50 am)
sorry! [ just getting used to this...... ]
#14 of 22 Re: Leather Seat Wear [kcellis]
Sep 17, 2009 (8:25 am)
Please look at my previous post. The best course of action is to print these
messages out, show them to your dealer's service manager, They should at
least cut the price of replacing the seat cover. When they agree to replace the
seat cover tell them to install it not as tight as original, thats what they did with mine. The problem has NOT reoccured !
#15 of 22 Re: Leather Seat Wear [aschmann]
Sep 17, 2009 (9:19 am)
Thanks much for the feedback!
Wish me luck....................
#16 of 22 Re: Leather Seat Wear [kcellis]
Sep 23, 2009 (10:48 am)
The dealer would not replace the seat cover. I had the offered repair done four months ago. They sublet the work out to a sub contractor. He blended the repair to match the color perfectly and so far it is holding up well.
#17 of 22 Re: Leather Seat Wear [bogiejim]
May 11, 2010 (7:47 am)
I have a 2006 Pilot and I have this same exact problem. I just noticed it and I already have 52,000 miles on the car. I am extremely disappointed, as I also have a 1994 Civic Si Hatchback with cloth seats. That Civic must have over 250,000 miles (speedometer stopped at 137,900 10 years ago!) on it and the seats are still perfect. I expected the same quality with this car. I plan on expressing my dissatisfaction at the dealership, but I'm not hopeful that I will get anywhere. Keep the suggestions coming PLEASE!
I also have a suspension squeak that my mechanic cannot locate, a drip in the paint on the driver side mirror, and a squeaky driver visor. These things are annoying, but the seat is really really irking me!
#18 of 22 2003 Honda Pilot leather seats cracking
Nov 19, 2010 (12:17 pm)
Has anyone had trouble with their leather seats cracking? The leather seems to have stiffened and is cracking along the perforations of the front seats. I immediately brought it to my Honda repair shop and they had they're upholstery vendor take a look at it. Basically the vendor says it's unrepairable leaving me the option to replace the unholstery altogether which is $625.00 per seat. I expect wear and tear and am willing to pay for repair but it seems like leather should last longer than cloth seats and I believe Honda should cover at least some of the cost. I contacted Honda's customer service and issued a complaint but they say they won't do anything.
I know the car is 7 years old but we bought it new expecting it to last longer than 7 years. I've never had leather seats do this and would appreciate any feedback. Even a suggestion of a more affordable way to replace seat coverings. (I am hoping my 15 year old will be able to take over the car next year.)
#19 of 22 Re: 2003 Honda Pilot leather seats cracking [tracib1]
Nov 20, 2010 (7:18 pm)
The problem is that the leather seat covers are installed stretched too tight, Rossi Honda in vineland NJ, installed new leather seating covers on our 2008 Pilot twice, the first time they were installed as they were installed as service manuals instructed and they separated at the side seams again, When they replaced the seat covers a second time , the service technician left a slight gap in back of the headrests at the top of the seatback, result was the leather wasn't stretched as tight and problem did not reoccur. Have recently traded the car, but that is definitely the solution. We split the cost of the new seat covers with the dealer after they replaced them the first time at their cost.
#20 of 22 Re: 2003 Honda Pilot leather seats cracking [tracib1]
Feb 25, 2011 (5:28 pm)
My 2005 Pilot is cracking on the bolsters as well. This is in part due to the low grade leather Honda used, and in part due to the nylon fake leather used where leather was implied to be used. I had to replace the short block on my pilot at 30K miles, the VTM system failed at 75K miles requiring all the wheel sensors to be replaced, and the auto has never met milage ratings. This is my fourth Honda in 25 years (usually drive them 10 years, own two at a time). I will buy Subaru from this point forward. Honda customer service promised me an extended warrenty on my faulty engine but then would not honor it. Honda systematically lied to me. The will never get money from me again.
#21 of 22 Re: 2003 Honda Pilot leather seats cracking [hogwild1]
Feb 25, 2011 (6:38 pm)
Other than the leather seat issue I loved the car and never had any other
problem with it, Rossi Honda in Vineland NJ was very good to deal with,
I can't say that about the Honda company rep though, who wouldn't stand
behind their product.
#22 of 22 Re: 2003 Honda Pilot leather seats cracking [aschmann]
May 13, 2011 (6:42 pm)
I purchased a used certified 2008 Pilot about 2 months ago. The dealer promosed to fix a rip on the drivers side leather seat at the time of purchase, but I would have to bring it back in order to get it fixed. The dealer fixed it was with a patch. Now, less than a month after this fix it job, the patch is peeling off. I am not happy at all. Every time I get in the car it looks really bad and makes me upset. I was not aware you could get the leather piece reupolstered and looked into that today. It would only cost about $175 to get this small part redone. I called the dealer and they would not pay more than $100. Does anyone know how to handle this? I think they should have fixed it this way to begin with. This was part of the purchasing agreement if you ask me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.