2016 Honda Pilot: Creaky Lumbar
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on February 8, 2016
No, I'm not talking about a new folk rock band coming to a summer music festival near you. The creaky lumbar in question here would be the one found in our 2016 Honda Pilot.
There are many fans of adjustable lumbar support on our staff. I'm not one of them. Sometimes it makes a seat feel more comfortable, other times just feels awkward. In most cars, I just leave it alone.
Another editor, who clearly loves a good shove in the lower back, had it extended to its most intrusive and the result was an awful creak every time I pushed against it. And I don't mean a tiny squeak from deep in the bowels of the seat back. I mean a ridiculously obvious creak that makes it sound like you're sitting in a rusty rocking chair.
Hopefully this takes nothing more than a shot of WD-40 to cure. We'll see. In the meantime, I dialed out all the extra lumbar support and the noise is gone.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 7,824 miles