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My wife says the passenger seat on our new EX-L is uncomfortably low. Is there anything that can be done to raise it? (I think the Touring level has a power passenger seat, but EX and below does not.)


Do you think spacers could be put in where it is bolted down?
 

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This was one thing I was afraid of when I first sat in the 10th. I think a lot of people out there have gotten used to the higher seating positions nowadays.

I would not add spacers. The airbags are positioned very carefully and altering the height would have unknown results if you were ever in a crash. Unfortunately you might just have to get used to it. Taller tires could be done but that is a extreme step, IMO.
 

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Very well could be due to the growing expectation of a CUV-level of ride height. I'm sure you will get used to it.
 

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I would not add spacers. The airbags are positioned very carefully and altering the height would have unknown results if you were ever in a crash. ...
Positioning can't be that critical -- you can adjust the driver's seat up & down. Just being able to get the passenger seat up to the same level that you can do with the driver's seat would be good.
 

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Do you think spacers could be put in where it is bolted down?
Seat bolts are usually about an inch long, so maybe.

But, but in the Hondas I've owned, one side of the seatbelt is anchored to the seat frame. So, for the seatbelt to do its job, the seat needs to stay attached to the car. Putting spacers could result in less of the threads on the seat bolts making contact with the threads in the car's frame, leading to them pulling out in an accident. It would probably also change the geometry of the stress on the bolts in an accident and they might snap. I'm not saying these are definite risks, but worth thinking about. I don't think I'd do it.

There's probably some sound-insulating material under the carpet. Maybe try pulling the carpet up and removing everything under it on the passenger side. And get rid of the floormat on that side. Those steps might gain you an inch of foot-to-seat gap.

Or go to an auto upholstery shop to ask if they could pack some extra foam inside the lower seat cover.
 
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Race shops custom build mounts for seats all the time. We had one custom made for our track only Elise allowing for helmet height and angling for the roll cage in front my knees and the harness bar behind me. They took the seat in and out several times, redrilling and refitting.
 

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Honda seat sits too low

Have a new (1000 miles) 2015 Honda Accord. Passenger seat sits 2" lower than where I put my driver seat (I'm 6'). My wife is 5'5" so from her seating perspective she is 9" lower than my perspective. Stinks. Everyone, male or female, who sits in that seat says its too low.

I've not completely halted the complaining from my wife when I purchased a 2" memory foam cushion but it has lessened the roar. Its just sad that what you pay for these cars that you have to put up with something like this. Switched from Toyotas to Hondas and won't be long till were back to Toyotas.
 

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I'm having the same issue. My wife needs her seat higher by one or two inch. She has been work on the desired height by experimenting with pillows.
I did this when she was driving my truck and she loved it.
I'm going to make spacers and use longer bolts like I did before.
The Airbags should be fine her head will be the same as mine was with out spacers.
 

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My wife says the passenger seat on our new EX-L is uncomfortably low. Is there anything that can be done to raise it? (I think the Touring level has a power passenger seat, but EX and below does not.)


Do you think spacers could be put in where it is bolted down?
Power seat on the Touring does not raise
 
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