I looked at a 07 RTL at Carmax today and saw this slight rust under the driver and passenger seats and steering column (Pls see pictures). Dealer says guaranteed no water damage, but I'm skeptical. Any advice?
saw the exact rust damage on 2 other RLs on 2 seperate dealer lots. thought it must be water damage from skiing, (wet boots). also, i popped the plastic trim piece from under the front seat and found rust there also. california based RLs.
I recently had both of my front seats out of the truck to clean up the broken windshield shrapnel from my accident. I didn't notice any rust under my seats at all. I have had almost half a dozen Hondas over the years and have never had any rust issues under the seats.
The rear wheel wells are a totally different story.
Take a closer look and you'll see that the seat rails have no primer application, paint nor plating of any kind. I guess Honda figured that nobody in his right mind would stick his/her head underneath the seat to check.
Same thing in mine and aside from some humid winters up here in Montreal, no water damage....ever.