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I 've had my '19 Sport 2.0 for 9 days. I have noticed that the seats get very slightly heated only when it's on the high setting (3 red lights). On setting 1 or 2, it does nothing - no heat. Even on 3 I can barely feel any heat, and it's all the way back in the seat, and a very small spot in the middle of the back - but again it's barely noticeable and I think it just might be my body heat.

The 2018 I test drove at the dealer before I bought the '19 had very warm seats even in the middle setting and it got to the point where I had to turn it off 1-2 minutes into the test drive because my butt was burning (like in my Bimmer).

Has anyone else experienced an issue with the heat in the seats? Now I have 4 issues for the dealer to address :(
 

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I own a 2018 Accord, Touring. Mine on high will tan you. They get very hot. Second level is good for all day winter weather. First is useless. Does nothing that I can feel. In the summer, the ventilated seat works real well with the air on.
 

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Yes I know the heat in the seats work well - like I said the '18 Accord I drove almost burned my butt :) However it does nothing in my seat or passenger even on the highest setting.

Now I have another issue where the heater blows cold air after a little while when it's set between 70 and 75 and I have to go to 80 to get any heat out of the vents :( Another issue I forgot is I get a warning beeps every so often and they go away. I think I see something come up on the dash very quickly and go away. The dealer will never be able to duplicate this so that one we can forget about :( Others have complained about the "phantom beeps" as well.
 

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I own a 2018 Accord, Touring. Mine on high will tan you. They get very hot. Second level is good for all day winter weather. First is useless. Does nothing that I can feel. In the summer, the ventilated seat works real well with the air on.
Same w/mine when it comes to high/medium... have never tried it on low so can't speak to that.
 

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Does sound like you have some sort of electrical gremlin hiding in your car. Have you confirmed your coolant level in relation to your heater? Hard to believe the Thermostat could already be on the fritz.
 

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Does sound like you have some sort of electrical gremlin hiding in your car. Have you confirmed your coolant level in relation to your heater? Hard to believe the Thermostat could already be on the fritz.
It's not the coolant. Others are having the same issue with cold air blowing out of the vents after 20-30 min. of the heat working fine. See the thread here "inconsistent climate control" started by someone else. Should be at the top of the threads list or right under this one.

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Yes I know the heat in the seats work well - like I said the '18 Accord I drove almost burned my butt :) However it does nothing in my seat or passenger even on the highest setting.

Now I have another issue where the heater blows cold air after a little while when it's set between 70 and 75 and I have to go to 80 to get any heat out of the vents :( Another issue I forgot is I get a warning beeps every so often and they go away. I think I see something come up on the dash very quickly and go away. The dealer will never be able to duplicate this so that one we can forget about :( Others have complained about the "phantom beeps" as well.
Let’s start with the heated seats. In the 15+ years I’ve been working on Honda’s, they have never had a great heating element in the seats.

Climate control is automatically controlled. When it’s set between 70-75, it’s designed to get to that temp as fast as possible and then maintain it. It uses an in-cabin temp and humidity sensor to control your desired temp.

The “phantom” beeps you’re hearing is the automated braking system, and it also flashes “BRAKE” where the tach is. You can turn said features off. It took me a few months to get used to the system.

Drive the car and enjoy it AT LEAST till your first oil change. No need to waste your time at the dealer, or the techs time with a vehicle that is working the way it is designed.
 

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I have the exact same issue as the OP. I have 2018 Accord Hybrid Touring. The heated seats are really bad (both driver and passenger). They don't heat at all if I turn them on when I start the car. They will work if I wait about 10 minutes, however anything less than the highest setting does absolutely nothing. I want to take to the dealer but dread they will say they are fine or it will take forever to fix.
 

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Heat in Seats

I have the exact same issue as the OP. I have 2018 Accord Hybrid Touring. The heated seats are really bad (both driver and passenger). They don't heat at all if I turn them on when I start the car. They will work if I wait about 10 minutes, however anything less than the highest setting does absolutely nothing. I want to take to the dealer but dread they will say they are fine or it will take forever to fix.
I Thought I had the same Issue - Butt - After getting Up Date to System Seats - got - Hotter the Colder it gets outside .. it will take 5 min. longer then Vehicles Designed for Winter , like Volvo
VW ..but Toasty Warm had to Turn them down 1 Level .. :angel:

 

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Interesting... I have 2018 Accord Touring 2.0T, the heated seats at level 3 do not get hot where I have to turn it down. I previously had an 07 Accord and it was HOT... my sister's 2012 Acura TL heated seats gets HOT... not sure if 2018Touring member is sensitive to heat or our heated seats is not performing. Sorry 2018Touring, no offense... I wish my seats got hot to where I have to drop it to level 1 or 2.
 

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I have the exact same issue as the OP. I have 2018 Accord Hybrid Touring. The heated seats are really bad (both driver and passenger). They don't heat at all if I turn them on when I start the car. They will work if I wait about 10 minutes, however anything less than the highest setting does absolutely nothing. I want to take to the dealer but dread they will say they are fine or it will take forever to fix.
Exactly the same with my car. Setting 1 & 2 do nothing. On setting 3 I noticed some warmth after a minimum of 15 minutes of driving. That's not acceptable. The heat should come on within 3 or 4 minutes at the most of sitting in the car when the car and the seat is cold and while you are warming it up. Not after you are half way to work. It comes on within 2 minutes in my Bimmer and the seat is really hot at 3 or so minutes. I welcome that on cold winter mornings and I am totally satisfied with that system in the Bimmer. In the Honda the system is pretty much useless because 15 minutes later warm air is coming out of the vents and the cabin is pretty much warm inside, and I do not have a need for heat in the seat at that point.

Anyway did I read this correctly? EngTech1 said that he got a software update and the heat in the seats started working better? I have to take it in for at least the system updates then.
 

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Good to Go !

Actually had the same Issues , then when Accord got the Camera Up Date - Dealer Updated everything .. a Now Seats seem to get Hotter as it gets Colder
as Responding to Outside Temps ..

21 Degrees this Morning , 42 at Noon left home Seats were Cozy in 7 min. about 5 Miles as warming up heading into small town 40 Mph Area ..
 

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Interesting... I have 2018 Accord Touring 2.0T, the heated seats at level 3 do not get hot where I have to turn it down. I previously had an 07 Accord and it was HOT... my sister's 2012 Acura TL heated seats gets HOT... not sure if 2018Touring member is sensitive to heat or our heated seats is not performing. Sorry 2018Touring, no offense... I wish my seats got hot to where I have to drop it to level 1 or 2.
Same here with my 2.0 Touring. The heated seats work, but I wouldn't say they get HOT to the point I have to turn it down from it's highest setting. My only comparison right now is to a BMW X5, and those seats are hotter on their lowest setting than the Touring on it's highest.
 

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OK I stated there are Others

Same here with my 2.0 Touring. The heated seats work, but I wouldn't say they get HOT to the point I have to turn it down from it's highest setting. My only comparison right now is to a BMW X5, and those seats are hotter on their lowest setting than the Touring on it's highest.

I Mentioned Other that are Designed for Harder Winters .. like Volvo & Some Others ~ Porsche ~ BMW etc.
Honda is Trying little Harder for MPG . . Electrical Drag from Alternators does Matter ..
Hence the New Designed Double Use Systems coming down the Pike Very Soon ..
 

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Actually had the same Issues , then when Accord got the Camera Up Date - Dealer Updated everything .. a Now Seats seem to get Hotter as it gets Colder
as Responding to Outside Temps ..

21 Degrees this Morning , 42 at Noon left home Seats were Cozy in 7 min. about 5 Miles as warming up heading into small town 40 Mph Area ..
Nice, but is that on setting 3 only? Mine heats up after the engine warms up 10-15 min. later or after driving a while, but only on the highest setting. Setting 1 & 2 are like the system is off - zero heat. So I only have 1 setting.

Was the improvement noticeable in the lower or middle setting too in yours?
 

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I thought I had the same issue on my 2018 EX-L. On a pretty cold night I put it on the 2 setting and didn't seem to notice any heat coming from the seat. I'm used to the heated seats in my 2005 VW Jetta TDI, which has 5 settings and is VERY hot at the highest setting and very comfortable even on very cold days in the middle to low settings.

The car was going to the dealer the next day anyways, so I asked them to take a look at the seats. I was told they are working correctly. On the bottom seat cushion, only the front and back seat sections get hot (I forgot what they told me, but the seat design does not allow for the heating element to be in the middle section). I've shifted how I use the heated seats now and been pretty happy with them. I always start on the 3 setting now. The seat will get noticeably hot and then I turn it down to 1 or 2 to maintain some heat.

As others have mentioned, the seats just don't seem to get as hot as seats from other makes. The lower heat output (even on high) combined with the heating element layout causes them not to perform as well as one might expect.
 

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Well then there is another issue I have, since you said that the front of the cushion is supposed to get warm. The heat on mine only comes on at the very back, and only on setting 3. I have no heat in the front at all. The front 3/4 of the cushion seat on mine has zero heat and most of the length of my legs remain cold, while only the very back of my behind gets warm.

Also try pulling over or sitting in your driveway for 10 min. after you have lowered it to 2, and you will realize the seats go back to cold very quickly, when it's cold out obviously. At least mine does. Setting 1 & 2 are completely useless and the dealer is full of BS. They just want to get rid of people and tell them everything is normal. They want to get on with the regular non-warranty work where they make more $$. They don't make as much on warranty repairs, and don't want to deal with Honda on something new. It's more work for them. My brother in law used to work for Honda. While they charged customers $98/hr for labor, they only got paid $53/hr by Honda for warranty work. So there is really no incentive for them to do warranty repairs for almost half the money, but they will work on the most obvious ones like when you car breaks down, or your dash lights up like a Christmas tree, etc.
 

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I 've had my '19 Sport 2.0 for 9 days. I have noticed that the seats get very slightly heated only when it's on the high setting (3 red lights). On setting 1 or 2, it does nothing - no heat. Even on 3 I can barely feel any heat, and it's all the way back in the seat, and a very small spot in the middle of the back - but again it's barely noticeable and I think it just might be my body heat.

The 2018 I test drove at the dealer before I bought the '19 had very warm seats even in the middle setting and it got to the point where I had to turn it off 1-2 minutes into the test drive because my butt was burning (like in my Bimmer).

Has anyone else experienced an issue with the heat in the seats? Now I have 4 issues for the dealer to address :(
I have a 2019 2.0 Accord Touring and the heated seats are horrible. They get slightly warm on the highest setting at best. I keep asking Honda if this is a known issue and they keep telling me its fine. We also have a 2020 Touring Civic and the seats get really hot. I don't understand what the issue is with this accord.
 

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The seats on my 2020 Sport 2.0T are really hot. I haven't even used them much, even though we've had snow on the ground for three weeks. I use them on low or medium for a little bit to take the edge off the seats. If I drive for more than about 15 minutes, I just turn them off.

I might use them on high when we get to really cold weather in a few weeks. We'll see.

My '07 seats had only high and low settings. I rarely used high on that car, either. I did use low a fair bit, though.
 
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