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Old 06-29-2016, 08:38 AM
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Leather dash wrinkles

2011 Overland. Dash leather coming up. I have read all the complaints & the $3000 replacement option. My question is , has anyone actually repaired the cover they have. I haven't found anything in a how to fix. If there even is a repair option. I'm not looking to start a gripe session, just looking for a solution. If there is a thread for this please post it up. Thanks.

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Re: Leather dash wrinkles

Can you include some pics?
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Re: Leather dash wrinkles

First, unfortunately the dash is NOT leather...it is a synthetic material made to look like leather. I too was "tricked"...


I brought this up @ my last service and they replaced my dash as it was driving me unts. Total labor was right under 6 hours and idk what the "dash" costs.


Post up some pics so we can see what you are working with...
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I'll try to put some pics up later. Has atone just pulled the leather or synthetic leather cover off.
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Re: Leather dash wrinkles

I wonder if it is covered under Maxcare Lifetime..
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Re: Leather dash wrinkles

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2011 Overland. Dash leather coming up. I have read all the complaints & the $3000 replacement option. My question is , has anyone actually repaired the cover they have. I haven't found anything in a how to fix. If there even is a repair option. I'm not looking to start a gripe session, just looking for a solution. If there is a thread for this please post it up. Thanks.
Since they are just going to throw the original dash into the trash anyway, before I dumped 3k on a new dash I would try precision injecting some automotive fabric adhesive(make sure its automotive that will take the heat) into the lifting areas. if you use an ultra fine needle you may be able to slip it into the leather without the hole being to noticeable or try sticking it under the threading if its near there. I would not use very much adhesive the last thing you want is that stuff oozing everywhere as you are doing it. the hard part might be finding some type of weight to hold it down in those areas and angles while it dries. It certainly would not hurt to try if they deign good faith coverage and your next step is buying a 3k dash.

I did something similar with lifting fender flares on my summit except I injected emblem adhesive(I would not use that in this case it dries to stiff). worked out well flares are still in place with no issue.


here are the syringes I bought, id use the tiniest ones possible for what you are doing.

https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Hobb...ilpage_o08_s00


here is a type of adhesive that may work, its a spray but you may be able to fill the syringe with some. it should be good because its meant for headlines so shouldn't stain or dry to stiff. or if you can find the right stuff in a tube that has a little more viscosity to it may be good also.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-38808-Head...erior+adhesive


original post when I did similar with the fender flares

Dealer Help!!! Fender flares
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I wonder if it is covered under Maxcare Lifetime..
it wont be, maxcare is only mechanical/electrical coverage. the only way they would cover it if you are out of the 3/36 is some type of good faith coverage by them.
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Since they are just going to throw the original dash into the trash anyway, before I dumped 3k on a new dash I would try precision injecting some automotive fabric adhesive(make sure its automotive that will take the heat) into the lifting areas. if you use an ultra fine needle you may be able to slip it into the leather without the hole being to noticeable or try sticking it under the threading if its near there. I would not use very much adhesive the last thing you want is that stuff oozing everywhere as you are doing it. the hard part might be finding some type of weight to hold it down in those areas and angles while it dries. It certainly would not hurt to try if they deign good faith coverage and your next step is buying a 3k dash.

I did something similar with lifting fender flares on my summit except I injected emblem adhesive(I would not use that in this case it dries to stiff). worked out well flares are still in place with no issue.


here are the syringes I bought, id use the tiniest ones possible for what you are doing.

https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Hobb...ilpage_o08_s00


here is a type of adhesive that may work, its a spray but you may be able to fill the syringe with some. it should be good because its meant for headlines so shouldn't stain or dry to stiff. or if you can find the right stuff in a tube that has a little more viscosity to it may be good also.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-38808-Head...erior+adhesive


original post when I did similar with the fender flares

Dealer Help!!! Fender flares

Thanks for the info. I'm about to leave for a vacation. When I get back I'm going to give it a try.
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Re: Leather dash wrinkles

I had mine replaced last month. When I bought my car a few months ago it was JUST out of warranty, and the leather dash bubbled within the first week... I imagine the dealer did a temporary fix that failed when it was outside for a day (they kept the Overland in the showroom).

The service manager at the dealership was able to replace the dash under warranty even though it had expired. She said that because they are such a big dealership they can sometimes do this for good customers.

The labor took almost a week, they have to really take everything apart inside the car to replace the dash. On top of the $1,400 part they quoted me at... the cost with labor would have been ridiculous.
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Re: Leather dash wrinkles

I'm gonna try, but I don't see anything happening. If they don't offer anything I am taking it by an auto upholstery shop to see if they can do anything with it. I'd almost just pull it all off if I knew what it looked like underneath.
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Re: Leather dash wrinkles

Just because of this issue I decided to buy limited with lux group and tow package because I am planning to keep the car long time. I read several complaints regarding to leather dash in the forums... it might be a good idea to ask if they can replace it with non-leather dash...
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