Last post on May 13, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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#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.