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Recently purchased a 2015 touring and noticed that one of the child seat anchor trim pieces was missing. Part number 81323-STX-A11ZA . Retail price around $150 and used around $40. Can anyone explain why this small piece of plastic is so expensive? Do love the pilot though. We had a 2004 before and relative has now and they love it.
 

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Welcome to the world of obscure dealer parts. You can purchase a complete seat belt assembly for ~ $100 yet this simple plastic component is $125.
Had the same issue with my 2014. Even though the dealer replaced it under warranty it still continues to pop off. Almost ready to start mixing epoxy.
 

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Honda has lifetime warranty on seatbelts so you may want to see if that would be covered.
 

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Recently purchased a 2015 touring and noticed that one of the child seat anchor trim pieces was missing. Part number 81323-STX-A11ZA . Retail price around $150 and used around $40. Can anyone explain why this small piece of plastic is so expensive? Do love the pilot though. We had a 2004 before and relative has now and they love it.
Since no one answered your question about a small piece of plastic being so expensive, I will. Simple answer, if you don't want to pay their price, make one yourself.

Sorry, but that's the answer. Lots of car parts are made by other companies, ie tie rods, rotors, pads, on and on and on. They are usually the expendable/everyday wear and tear parts that need replacing. That trim piece isn't something that anybody but Honda makes. Since they are the only source, they can charge what they want.

Your best bet is to call a salvage yard or two in your area and see if they have a wrecked Pilot in the proper year range and salvage it yourself. Since it is a common piece for 2011 through 2015 Pilots it shouldn't be too hard to find one.
 

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Why so expensive. Honda is the only source. So if you want it, you'll pay. Unless you are smart and we can tell you are.
 

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If you go hunting, grab the whole seatback panel with the inserts in it. Then no issues damaging the insert coming out or going in.

Do a little parts-shopping in the Honda catalog and see what other models that part is used in. Your source could as easily be a Civic or Ody when you get to the Pick-Your-Part yard.
 
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