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Worn leather seat

I took delivery of my GC Limited , after 6 months wait, on Jan 17th 2014.
I ordered with light Frost beige uphostelry, but already after less than 2 months and 3000k, the edge of the drivers seat is now showing wear, and is now a white colour, and Im only wearing light summer shorts, not jeans etc.
Anyone else got problems.
Have notified my dealer,but also would like to contact head office by email, but can only find various postal addresses.
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Re: Worn leather seat

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I took delivery of my GC Limited , after 6 months wait, on Jan 17th 2014.
I ordered with light Frost beige uphostelry, but already after less than 2 months and 3000k, the edge of the drivers seat is now showing wear, and is now a white colour, and Im only wearing light summer shorts, not jeans etc.
Anyone else got problems.
Have notified my dealer,but also would like to contact head office by email, but can only find various postal addresses.
Any info ?
Hi PT: I have the light frost interior, delivery last April 2013, now has 13000 miles on it, summer, fall, and this current lousy winter we have had, and absolutely no problem with the driver's seat (or any other seats). Think the dealer would/should address this issue considering the amount of leather seats that have been in Grand Cherokees over the years!? Good luck, Dave
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Can you post a picture of your seat?
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Re: Worn leather seat

I have a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee and also have an issue with the seat wearing. Did you get a response from the dealer?
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Can you post a picture of your seat?
Contacted dealer yesterday. They have ordered a replacement cover to be fitted when received. It will be interesting to see who, and how well it will be fitted
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Contacted dealer yesterday. They have ordered a replacement cover to be fitted when received. It will be interesting to see who, and how well it will be fitted
Should work okay. Not as uncommon as it sounds for dealer to install replacement. Happened to me once after body shop welded 10 inches from seats...
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Id still like to see a picture of your wear if possible...,,
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Contacted dealer yesterday. They have ordered a replacement cover to be fitted when received. It will be interesting to see who, and how well it will be fitted
I had to have a new cover put on my seat after about 6 months of owning. Dealer did a nice job replacing it.
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Light colored pants still contain dye. It could just be color transfer. Have you tried cleaning it?

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Re: Worn leather seat

If your vehicle is beyond the warranty. You can easily fix that worn or cracked leather. This is what most auto upholstery use and charge a good dollar for. It costs $60.00. I picked it up for my 1994 jag sports car. Perfect.

Leather Repair|Leather Cleaning and Care|Leather Restoration Products|Leather Cleaner and Conditioner

There are many youtube'ss on doing it. check it out. very easy.

Also to keep your leather looking soft supple and smooth (your clothes are not as abrasive to the leather this:
http://www.amazon.com/303-Products-3...303+protectant

I use it on all my cars leather and I think its best by far. I used Lexus Leather cream and Lexol Leather care. This is the easiest to use. Spray it on and let it set a few minutes for absorption and take it off with soft cloth. It makes a beautiful finish to sit on.
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Re: Worn leather seat

Edge of seat wear is pretty typical on leather seats that have higher seat thigh bolsters. It's just the effect of dragging your legs and/or rear across the higher bolster when you get in and out. Corvette seats are a classic example of that kind of wear.

Not a whole lot you can do about it other than to make a conscious effort to lift yourself up a little to minimize the friction against the seat bolster. I have the Morrocco black leather and I try to do this. Coming up on a year pretty soon and mine is still looking good.
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Re: Worn leather seat

I noticed this on my 6 month old car yesterday. I know leather wears, and lighter colours will be effected earlier, but I wasn't expecting it so early. Even I (6'5") have been using the side steps to force me up and over the seat so so we don't slide in across it.

Any opinions on normal vs warranty?
Remember, I'm in Aus, so this is drivers side for us.









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