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Leather seat seam

I have been surprised by how fast my Dec 2013 build Summit's leather seats have worn and started to bunch.


Today I noticed that the lateral bolster seam on the driver's seat appears to be coming unglued, as shown on the right side of the following pic. The white stuff is gummy and doesn't come off with dry microfiber. The rest of the bolster seam is as it appears on the left, which is taut and doesn't pull apart like the "unglued" region in the center/right of the image.

Anyone else experienced this? If so, was it benign or did it progress to seam failure?


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Warranty.
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I have seen a lot of photos around on the forums where it seems the consensus is frequently that stuff like the bunching I have is "normal wear". I wasn't sure where ostensibly incipient seam failure sat on the "deal with it" scale.

Based on others' anecdotal experience, is this really something that would be warrantied as it stands today or is it going to have to progress further to overt seam failure before a "normal" dealer would replace it?
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Thanks.

I have seen a lot of photos around on the forums where it seems the consensus is frequently that stuff like the bunching I have is "normal wear". I wasn't sure where ostensibly incipient seam failure sat on the "deal with it" scale.

Based on others' anecdotal experience, is this really something that would be warrantied as it stands today or is it going to have to progress further to overt seam failure before a "normal" dealer would replace it?
The bunching is kind of normal with most leather seating surfaces. Seam separation is not. That should be covered under warranty as it currently looks... no need to wait for it to get worse.
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