Excessive heat problem
We just purchased a new carry-over 2018 Pioneer 1000-5 because we liked the fold down seats so we could use the full bed when we donít have extra passengers. Took it to Red River, NM and met friends there hoping for a great experience. However, after a few miles of riding the passengers in the back were so uncomfortable from the heat that they asked to get out for a cool down. Since we were already out on the trails we switched places and I was now driving. By the time we stopped again a few miles up the trail my back and back side were so wet from the heat that I felt as if I had forgot to dry my clothes before putting them on. When we came back home we contacted the dealer and were told this was a known problem but we had not been informed before we purchased the unit. We began doing some research and found that heat shields were available through a third party vendor so we purchased them and had them installed. Took it out yesterday in 65 degree weather and rode 2 miles. We took an infrared heat sensor gun with us and the back side of the drivers seat was 144.6 degrees!! Not a good thing. I canít imagine what it will be like when we ride it in 90+ degrees. We are getting ready to have the blower fan installed, again at our cost and hope this helps. However, we donít feel like we should have to pay to fix a problem that Honda should have found a fix for by now. Anyone have any thoughts on getting a class action lawsuit together so that the manufacturer has to fix the problem before they units are put on the market?