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Am I the only one bothered by the huge gap between the cargo cover and the second row seatbacks? Am I being stupid somehow?

I like the cargo cover, despite the design failings with the catch labyrinth, but it seems much less useful with the ~4" gap there.

Has anyone else been bothered by this? Found a solution
 

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Hop is right on here.

Once the cargo cover is installed you can recline the rear seat another 4" (or what ever your gap is) and it fits perfect. I thought it actually made a more comfortable seating position as well, I never would have found it without the cover being there. It does the same thing in the third row as well.
 

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Yes, it's to keep the option open for reclining the second row. I have the same gap with the separation net. Good to keep the recline option available since it seems to be a little more comfortable with them back.
 

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Hmmmmmmmmmmm

I need to figure out this seat reclining thing ...

I thought my seats were reclined as far as they were going go.
 

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Use the top handle to tilt the seat back. bengelking is right it is more comfortable. I also found I needed to tilt it for the booster seat to fit better.
 

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You're right ...

That's amazing ... did not know it could recline ... another reason you should never listen to the dealer or salesman .... I was told that the rear seats were incapable of any further movement that what I saw, so I never bothered to try. Thanks for the tip ... Anyway ... do you have problems with vibrations and rattling of the cargo cover ?

PrG
 

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I haven't directly noticed any noises from the cover but I will keep an extra ear on it this weekend. I would almost be surprised if it didn't make some sort of noise since it is metal ends sitting in plastic. I would think a pair of rubber pieces in the holes would stop any noise. They would look like flat washers with the center still cut out. If I hear it I will make a set.
 

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The second row reclines four notches and the third row has a one notch recline.

Another hint for car seats - recline the seats all the way back, install the car seat and then recline the seat back forward a notch or two....really gets the seat in tight.

We also got some webbing (like the stuff you put under area carpet to keep it from slipping) from our local fire department. You put it between the car seat and the vehicle seat. Helps to keep the car seat from slipping - especially with the leather!
 

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Great input on the rubber webbing for child seat! Worth a new thread.

Investigation on the cargo cover lead me down a simular road with the recline of the second seats... Further investigation impressed me on the engineering of this vehicle on Honda's behalf. There are two more caps further back in the cargo area that accept the cargo cover and fits perfect with the third seat up.

YET ANOTHER, was when I went to the effort of pulling these caps and installing the cover with the third seat up, I found that in the under compartment where the head rests fit, there is another securing postion for the cargo cover!

Check it out...

Super job Honda!
 

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Anyone having problems with the Cargo Cover's major vibration ... The think makes too much noise ... So I just take it off when not in use.

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looking for clarification. Please confirm you guys are referring to the cargo "cover" and not the "tray". I'm thinking of getting the tray, but not if there are fitting or vibration problems.:confused:
 

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Definitely the cover. Though I think a solution can be found. They used a metal case rather than plastic, perhaps not the best choice. I think some type of dampening can be done to fix it.

PRG, I opened up a knowledge base ticket for this.
 

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We've got the cargo cover and haven't had any vibrations. Are you experiencing the vibration with the cover rolled out or rolled in? We leave it rolled out the length of the rear and don't have vibrations. We haven't tried it rolled in yet.
 

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I usually run it out. I did have it in and notice it as well. I haven't taken the time to find the noise source yet. It really sounds internal to the cover mechanism.
 

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Tray

The Pilot tray is AWESOME. Fits like a glove and has indentations for all the tie-down loops. Looks great, too.

Just pull it out, hose it down, and you're good to go.

I have not purchased the cover yet, and I'm not sure I'm going to. If the windows had more tint to them you would not need it.
 

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Rolled our cargo cover in for a few days and still no rattles. No rattles in or out. Sorry I can't help ya :rolleyes:
 

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Noticed the vibration noise when I drive over extremely bumpy roads.

Found out that the noise on the cargo cover is because of the metal case. I was able to get rid of the vibration by inserting a small piece of paper in between the gap where the metal casing touches the brackets that press into the side panels of the Pilot. I put the paper in an area under the cargo cover so it is out of sight and all is quiet again... Except for the scrunching window. (Until I can get the silicone lube on those door seals).
 
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