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Does anyone else experience that the floor heater does not work very well in the pilot? Even when I have the heat on to just the floor, my feet are still freezing.

Anyone else experience this?
 

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Does anyone else experience that the floor heater does not work very well in the pilot? Even when I have the heat on to just the floor, my feet are still freezing.

Anyone else experience this?
Yes same problem on our 2019, even took it to dealer today, we've have many Honda's this is a first
 

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Took a trip to NW PA this last weekend. Highest temp I saw for the entire trip was 32 F. Was out this AM and temp was 17 F. No complaints of heat for the feet.
 

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I'm not saying that any of you don't have an issue that needs attention from a dealer, just that they are obviously not all that way.
 

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I found three problems causing lack of heat on our feet in late model Honda Pilots. This is based upon my 2017 Pilot LX.
First -- Honda apparently designed the "feet only" setting to also split air to the windshield. This is just like the setting that splits it between the window defrost and floor heat. Exactly like it on my 2017. If you adjust the setting from "defrost and floor" to just "floor", the air flow does not change AT ALL going to the windshield. Honda Master Tech verified this at a Honda dealership, but would not declare it a problem since all the other Hondas checked did it to some degree also.
Second -- under the dash and above the gas pedal is the terribly designed "splitter elbow vent" for distributing the floor air. It is WAY too restrictive. I removed this "splitter elbow vent" and modified it by machining the openings MUCH larger. See attached pictures.
Third -- the "splitter elbow vent" snaps into a flimsy plastic manifold up under the dash. When I first removed it, it was not snapped in place. So a large percentage of the heated air was leaking out into the dash.

We can fix the second and third problems -- it is not comfortable to get to that "splitter elbow vent" -- but once it is opened up and properly snapped into the manifold up under the dash, then the amount of air blowing on my feet increased two to three times! Much better situation for winter in the Midwest! Note that I don't like to run my heater fan above "3" indicators as the really high fan settings like 4+ are quite loud. But if the fan speed is cranked up my feet get hot. And my eyes dry out from all the split air coming off the windshield defroster vents...

Hope this helps some people!
 

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Yes, my heated air is quite hot too, but very little of the nice hot air would blow on my feet. Tons of it out of any of the other vents. Issues are restricted floor heat duct combined with Honda's splitting the air to the windshield defrost vents even when only the floor heat is selected. Also if you have your EX-L it in "auto" and the fan speed is at max you might stay warmer, but that fan setting sounds like a jet engine in my Pilot! Maybe me a few others have "special" not-quite-right heater diverter boxes? Bet your feet may not be so warm if you manually select just the "floor" setting and a fan speed of 1 or 2 so you can hear the radio...especially if your Pilot HVAC controls put over 50% of the air flow to the windshield like some of us seem to be experiencing.
 

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I commented in detail in another thread about the same issue, so I won't repeat it all here, but I have no issues with my 2019 Canadian Touring. I exclusively run it in Auto mode, I never switch it to floor only, and as mentioned, I do manually turn the fan down to below half speed so it's not overpowering the radio, and my feet are always nice and warm, even at -25C (-13F). And that's parked outside all day so it's dead cold at the end of the work day, not in a garage, and wearing running shoes, not boots. Only thing I do is preheat it by using the remote start for 10 mins before I get in and take off. Usually I'm turning the heat down to even a lower setting by about 1/2 way home (~30 min commute).
 

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I live in Ontario Canada and just purchased a used 2016 Honda Pilot Touring and find my feet and legs are freezing in this vehicle. I have tried putting temp on Hi and blasting in Feet Mode to no avail. Today I drove in -19 to work. I warmed up my car for close to 20 minutes and drove 40 minutes to get to work and my toes were almost numb and legs were freezing still by the time I got work. This is wearing almost knee high lined winter boots for -25 weather. The heat is working minimally if you check and put your hands right down at the vent; however, I can actually feel cold air rushing in from under the dash at the sides which obviously overpowers any hot air coming from the vent. I took the Pilot in a week after purchase complaining about this issue and they said it's working normally. Sure it is when your are idling and not moving but as soon as you drive, the cold air starts rushing in. It's horrible for cold Canadian winters. I was previously in an Odyssey and never experienced this issue at all. I am going to take in again and ask how they can stop all the cold air rushing in as it is very noticeable and you can feel it no problem. It feels like there are some vents on and set to the coldest settings. Is this maybe what others are experiencing when they have this issue?
 
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