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I recently purchased a 2011 EX-L with Navi for our growing family. Since we "only" have 3 kids I took out one of the second row seats to facilitate access to the two car seats we have in the third row. Unfortunately, the bars in the floor that the captain's seat connects to (see picture) are very unsightly and can hurt if accidentally kneeled upon.

Is there a good way to cover these? I am thinking about buying some generic floor mats to put over them but am wondering if anybody has come up with a better idea.

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Mine didn't come with any plastic covers for these bars. Should it have? If not, can they be purchased somewhere?

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For the 2nd generation vans, Honda used to sell "striker covers", but I haven't seen that accessory for the 4th generation.

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Not sure. Certainly doesn't look the same. In the photo I included, the small flat cover that snaps over the striker is what Honda sold as an accessory on the 2nd generation. On your link, although it is called a "striker cover" the drawing looks very similar to the picture the OP included with post #1.
 

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Thanks for the suggestion. I just called that dealer (Sons Honda) and asked them if these were covers. Unfortunately they are not covers but rather the actual bar assemblies.

It seems like an annoying oversight that Honda would have provided these for older generation Odysseys but not for the 2011s.

Has anybody come up with a workable custom solution?
 

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Hoping...

Thanks for the suggestion. I just called that dealer (Sons Honda) and asked them if these were covers. Unfortunately they are not covers but rather the actual bar assemblies.

It seems like an annoying oversight that Honda would have provided these for older generation Odysseys but not for the 2011s.

Has anybody come up with a workable custom solution?
I saw these on Bernardi Honda parts site also: thought they looked like the assemblies rather than covers (despite the item name). Thanks for confirming. I'm rather hoping that perhaps the covers didn't come out for the previous generation Odyssey at the beginning as well? And that Honda will come out with covers soon. Here's to hoping... :D
 

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I don't have a solution to your problem but is it really easier with the kids in car seats being in the third row? For us, it is easier when we can reach back and pick up the dropped sippy cup, grab the snotty Kleenex, etc. It seems as if it would be more difficult with the kids in the third row.
 

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I don't have a solution to your problem but is it really easier with the kids in car seats being in the third row? For us, it is easier when we can reach back and pick up the dropped sippy cup, grab the snotty Kleenex, etc. It seems as if it would be more difficult with the kids in the third row.
Yes, but the noise from the kids fades away exponentially with distance:)
 

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We have 3 kids in car seats so need to use the third row. If I were to put 2 car seats in the second row outer seats it would not be possible to fold the seats down to get into the third row. I guess I could try putting two in the middle row with one on the middle chair, but I'm not sure they would fit. Also, I like having some distance between them so there is less opportunity for hand-to-hand combat.

Anyway, this seems like something Honda should have thought about given that they had a solution for prior models. Oh well.
 

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Think about maybe a piece of coroplast with some double-stick tape around the edges?
Showing my ignorance I had not heard of coroplast before. Looking at web images, if the only solution is a custom-made one then this may be the way to go, although I wonder how well it would stand up to kids walking on it.
 

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Buy the cover in picture and take them to an upholstery shop have them carpet covered and have them inserted clips to hold in place.
 

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You can always go get a piece of carpet from Home Depot, a box cutter, a sharpie, and "custom" fit your own one piece floormat for the whole rear area (with your one seat removed). Doubles as a good way to protect the van's installed carpet, too.
 

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We have 3 kids in car seats so need to use the third row. If I were to put 2 car seats in the second row outer seats it would not be possible to fold the seats down to get into the third row. I guess I could try putting two in the middle row with one on the middle chair, but I'm not sure they would fit. Also, I like having some distance between them so there is less opportunity for hand-to-hand combat.

Anyway, this seems like something Honda should have thought about given that they had a solution for prior models. Oh well.
You can put three car seats across the 2nd row if you set them in wide mode. It does work as I have done it myself when family visited.
 
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