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My wife and I were driving the other day and we turned on our heated seats....she noticed that her back (wasn't warming on the passenger side) and I was thinking that the driver's side was fine and I might have to take the car in....but a quick check in the manual confirms that the passenger seat back isn't supposed to be heated...only the driver's seat....
Makes me wonder why even my wife's lowly Kia Soul has the front seats both, bottom and backs heated....and the Hyundai Sonata that I'd been looking at had not only that, but the rear seats heated as well!....just another small way that Honda seemed to be cutting a few corners....
I guess I can live with it since I'm the driver though:D
 

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It has started to get cold enough down here that we recently began using our heated seats as well. I notice right away that the passenger seat back did not heat up. A little disapointing. Richard
 

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My wife and I were driving the other day and we turned on our heated seats....she noticed that her back (wasn't warming on the passenger side) and I was thinking that the driver's side was fine and I might have to take the car in....but a quick check in the manual confirms that the passenger seat back isn't supposed to be heated...only the driver's seat....
Makes me wonder why even my wife's lowly Kia Soul has the front seats both, bottom and backs heated....and the Hyundai Sonata that I'd been looking at had not only that, but the rear seats heated as well!....just another small way that Honda seemed to be cutting a few corners....
I guess I can live with it since I'm the driver though:D
It is not that Honda is cutting corners....The is a sensor for the passenger side airbag on the surface of the passenger seat padding. A heater element cannot be placed in that area.
 

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It is not that Honda is cutting corners....The is a sensor for the passenger side airbag on the surface of the passenger seat padding. A heater element cannot be placed in that area.
I don't buy that...How come other manufacturers can do it with the same airbag sensors?...and the sensor is like you state on the seat where the heater is...not on the back of the seat where more heat is needed...
 

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I don't buy that...How come other manufacturers can do it with the same airbag sensors?...and the sensor is like you state on the seat where the heater is...not on the back of the seat where more heat is needed...

I am just stating the facts. I cannot comment on how other companies do it since i don't have access to their service manuals or parts schematics.
I should have been more clear. The sensor is on the seat back pad right where the heating pad would be.
 

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It is not that Honda is cutting corners....The is a sensor for the passenger side airbag on the surface of the passenger seat padding. A heater element cannot be placed in that area.
OK...so where is the driver's side sensor?
 

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OK, that makes sense. But what doesn't make sense is the fact that other manufacturers have resolved this issue but Honda hasn't. I can't believe their engineers are that stupid, so they must have a reason. I know you don't have an answer, but it's food for thought.
 

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It is not that Honda is cutting corners....The is a sensor for the passenger side airbag on the surface of the passenger seat padding. A heater element cannot be placed in that area.
BOOOOOGUS!!!
I don't buy that...How come other manufacturers can do it with the same airbag sensors?...and the sensor is like you state on the seat where the heater is...not on the back of the seat where more heat is needed...
I agree, Honda is one of the best at working through a problem
OK...so where is the driver's side sensor?
Very Good Point, Maybe it does not need one, since the car can not be driven from any other position.

OK, that makes sense. But what doesn't make sense is the fact that other manufacturers have resolved this issue but Honda hasn't. I can't believe their engineers are that stupid, so they must have a reason. I know you don't have an answer, but it's food for thought.
My Wife’s car has heated seats too and they go up the back on the passenger’s side and it’s a Chevy. If GM has figured it out then why not Honda. Normally I do not like to complain about the small issues the CT has but this one, HONDA NEEDS TO LISTEN TOO. It’s just a good thing that I drive the CT; if I had to sit in the passenger’s side I would sell the car. OK, That’s a bit over the top. Either way I like to know the reason.
 

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Honda will probably respond if you need this option, buy an Acura... Seems that every nice feature, especially safety features are only available on Acura side. Not impress at all...

But I'm still in love with my CT though...
 

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Honda will probably respond if you need this option, buy an Acura... Seems that every nice feature, especially safety features are only available on Acura side. Not impress at all...

But I'm still in love with my CT though...
+1....:)

Seems a little embarrassing, tho, since chevy and hyundai can do it...:rolleyes:

Honda, listen up! We don't want much, but you must be competitive.

C.
 

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Same with the Acura's I believe. I have a 2006 RL and the passenger seat heat works the same way with the same given explanation. Not sure if that has been sorted out on the newer models.
 

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I'm on the fence on this one. It would have been nice if the warmers were on the back, however I find I get warmer faster from the air from the vents than I do from the seats. By the time I feel any heat on my back on the driver side, I'm usually just about turning off the seat warmers because the interior is warm enough.

Also I would rather have the warmers on the seat rather than the back because you lose more heat in your extremities. So having your thighs and butt warm will help you get warmer quicker. If they decide to add anything to the seat I would rather have a massager.
 

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I'm on the fence on this one. It would have been nice if the warmers were on the back, however I find I get warmer faster from the air from the vents than I do from the seats. By the time I feel any heat on my back on the driver side, I'm usually just about turning off the seat warmers because the interior is warm enough.

Also I would rather have the warmers on the seat rather than the back because you lose more heat in your extremities. So having your thighs and butt warm will help you get warmer quicker. If they decide to add anything to the seat I would rather have a massager.
I agree. A lot of ppl seem to get massaged when car's doing 55mph and up lol...
 
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