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Odyssey trimming fading away

Asked by Lorraine Aitkin

I bought my 2004 Honda Odyssey from a Honda dealer a year ago and the trim was like new at that time, but a year later, with 90,000 km on the odo, the fabric trim on the front seats us badly frayed and spilt at the seams. I weigh just 48 kg and am not rough on my cars; my husband weighs 80 kg, but is hardly ever in the car. I have been to two trimmers to have it repaired and both told me the fabric was poor and neither has seen anything like it before. Both told me take it up with Honda, which I did, but my claim was rejected due to the car's age. The dealer told me to buy some seat covers. Do you think this is general wear and tear, and do you think Honda should help with the cost of repairs?

Answered by CarsGuide

21 Oct 2010 Carsguide.com.au

From the photos you supplied it would seem that the wear is extreme for a car that's just six years old, but because it is that old and well out of warranty I would think you would have little chance of success in getting Honda to help with the cost of repairs.

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