Could you post a picture? Possibly Honda was smart enough to cover the defect with the mat
They still have it there on the 2015! Having both a 2005 and a 2008, I am still disappointed by the downgrade in materials.My '11 has a very noticable carpet seam by the side of both front seats........pretty sure Honda could have figured out a better way of hiding it. You can literally see the padding underneath.