Hot Spot - 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Long-Term Road Test

2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Long Term Road Test

2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon: Hot Spot

November 08, 2011

bunburn.jpg A heated seat is a great thing, and I happily used the feature this morning in the Acura TSX Sport Wagon. The seat is pleasantly warm on "lo" and a bit more assertive on "hi," but still comfortable. In some vehicles, however, heated seats pose a real problem: According to some reports, heated seats have burned drivers and passengers.

According to this Edmunds story, some of the concerns arise from malfunctioning seat heaters. Other problems, though, have to do with seats that function as the manufacturers intended, but run hot, and are being used by people who have no sensation in their lower extremities (passengers with medical issues such as paraplegia, for example). Serious burns can be the result.

Have your heated seats ever been too fiery for comfort?

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor, @ 15,414 miles.

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