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We have a 2014 Pilot Touring with 68,000 miles on it and the driver seat started making a noise like the motor is grinding when you try to raise or lower the seat. The seat also will not fully raise up. The dealership is telling us the entire seat frame must be replaced for $2K because the mtor that controls the vertical movement can not be replaced by itself. Has anyone else had this issue?
 

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If you have verified that this motor can't be bought separately anywhere (Honda sometimes only wants to sell the whole enchilada), I'd go to car-part.com and find a Grade A used seat.
If you decide to DIY a used seat, dont forget to disconnect the battery (negative cable) for at least 10 minutes before disconnecting the yellow SRS wiring harness clip(s) that is responsible for the airbag deployment built into the seat. After reconnecting the SRS wire harness, you can reconnect the battery. After the replacement seat is installed, there is still a chance that the vehicle will have to be taken to the dealership to have the seat recalibrated (deals with weight sensitivity). You will know this to be neccessary if the SRS light comes on, but this service shouldn't cost but 30 minutes worth of labor.
 

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Might be worthwhile following NG's recommendation for the R&R part on the old seat. Get it out of the car and on a bench that lets you tilt the whole thing back. You might be able to do it in the car with the seat base unbolted. Find the [pick whatever it is that was dropped or kicked up underneath] item that is fouling the raise mechanisms. There's one for front of seta and one for rear of seat, so identify in advance the one that's suffering. Get that junk out, add some lubrication on the moving parts (light to medium silicone grease), and bolt the seat back in.

More, and model-specific:
The seats and seat memory system cause the adjustments to be made when you unlock the door with the driver-correct key fob. The seats move with no load on them, so there's absolutely no extra weight load as they adjust. This becomes more important as driver mass increases. If you share a key fob with the other driver, get in the habit of using the seat memory button to make the adjustments for you before you climb in.
 
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