For not much more than $5 you can get the newer Honda die-cast pulleys to replace the broken or soon to be broken plastic ones.Same rear seat problem. 40% portion wasn't working, but the 60% portion was. Took to dealer, quoted $260+ to fix. When I got home, noticed that the 60% portion was now broken as well. Assume mechanic who wasn't knowledgable on the problem played with the good one and broke it as well. To me, it's a big product defect and Honda should admit it and fix it.
I've found a $5 solution that I'm going to try. Will install a plastic broom holder in the inset groove for the locking bar and then just push each bar into the clip, then pull it out when ready to lower the seat. I refuse to pay Honda approx. $500 to fix their defect.
Then replace them yourself following the instructions on a few Forum threads by those of us who have already done it.