Buying this 2018 Touring, and the passenger seat only looks like this. Any clues as to why, and how to go about fixing it? Thanks 😊
Pic wasnt up when i posted lolNot sure. It is for sale at a dealer. They aren't sure what caused it. We wonder if it was someone using the heated seats while wet
That would be my guess too. If you think about it.. on a "leather style" seat like that.. and given people who need the seat heated are probably entering from wet or snowy weather.... it makes sense that a combination of wet clothing and seat warming.. could do that very effect over time.We wonder if it was someone using the heated seats while wet
That Sumo wrestler would have to have been driving from the passenger seat.Welcome to the forum Susan685
That would be my guess too. If you think about it.. on a "leather style" seat like that.. and given people who need the seat heated are probably entering from wet or snowy weather.... it makes sense that a combination of wet clothing and seat warming.. could do that very effect over time.
The question though is.. is this embedded in the cushioning.. or is it just wrinkling of the seat covering itself? Because putting new seat covers on deformed cushions.. will likely mean.. rinse and repeat seat cover wrinkling.
If it were me.. setting aside I would never buy a vehicle with ivory seat coverings... after checking to make sure that was not damage due to long hours of a Sumo wrestler driving it... I would just accept it as is and put a good quality set of sheepskin covers over them. A CRV seat is really really comfy with a sheepskin top layer over the OEM seat. Also neutralizes uncomfortable hot and cold seats when you climb in. I use them more for the benefit in hot weather than in cold in fact.
Good luck with what you decide on that vehicle.
The seat covers in gen5 CRVs.. and probably all current generation Hondas, are designed such that they can be fairly easily stripped off and replaced with new ones... at least for leather/pleather seat covers. You would have to follow the Honda instructions for replacing the cover. Basically, I think Honda has moved to making seat covers a wear item, easily replaceable, and that makes it very easy for dealers to address seat covering problems or issues. Of course the OEM seat covers will be sold at very inflated prices in the parts stores. Which raises the question.. why was the cover not replaced... or they did and it was a badly performed job.It almost looks like the seat leather covers were replaced....poorly, possibly by the dealer rather than sending out to a good upholstery shop. Had to have a new lower cover installed on my 2016 Civic EX-L, they sent it out to an excellent local shop, did a good job, you couldn't tell it from new.
Looks like the cover and foam padding underneath has been damaged. Notice the rear part of the seat is also deformed. I think a solvent or excessive heat was used for some reason which resulted in what we see.