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Old 09-09-2010, 04:27 PM   #1
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Unhappy Fading orange leather

Is there a tsb about this? My front seats are fading but not the headrests. It is about 75 percent garaged plus tinted side windows with Uv block. So what the heck with only 7,000 miles. I wana see what the dealer can do if anything . New seat wraps I was told were 1200 dollars
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:32 PM   #2
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Are you sure it's not from your blue jeans. A lot of light interiors get the dye from blue jeans to rub off on them.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:39 PM   #3
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This sounds strange. It may be the dye rubbing off. Have you conditioned the leather?
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:39 PM   #4
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Pics...probably your jeans. Happened to our Enclave with the grey seats.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:40 PM   #5
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That too but no its fading for sure. Even the leather shop said they were in great condition except the fading
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:54 PM   #6
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Mine has 17k miles+ on the IOM seats and isn't fading, they do get dirty very easy, not only that I sat on them soaked once and turned my clothes orange. Still, they look the same orange as when they were new. Very strange
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:10 AM   #7
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I've got 13K miles on my orange leather seats and no signs of fading.
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:19 AM   #8
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i got 13k too, they do look dirty but not too much fading. i wear jeans everyday too, and its tinted and garage 75% also. the bottom half do look little faded now that i look at it
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:40 AM   #9
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I'd take it to the dealer. It has a bumper to bumper warranty, and the seats are between the bumpers.
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:37 AM   #10
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Yeah i always prepare for the worst so at least I would have some back up if it happened to someone else for some reason the headrest is great but anything below that u can clearly see the color diff
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:39 PM   #11
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I'm having the exact same issue.

Both the passenger and drivers side seats are fading except for the headrest and the area that the headrest covers.

It's tinted, garage kept most of the time, and when out and about I have a sunshade for the windshield.
And no denim is allowed in my Camaro.
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:06 PM   #12
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And no denim is allowed in my Camaro.
I was about to say that it's sad that you have to go to such extreme measures to protect your seats. But then I realized that even that didn't prevent the problem. Way to go, GM.

For what it's worth, my Camaro's seats were beige so they were two-tone with beige on the inside of them and dark gray on the outer edges. Over time I noticed that the dark gray dye seemed to be rubbing over onto the beige! Apparently from getting in and out of the car. It came off with leather cleaner, but it was surprising to me because it was quite noticeable at 5,000 miles. Can't imagine what those seats will look like at 100,000 miles.
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No denim allowed? Jeeze, that's extreme.
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The headrests are vinyl, which is why they fade at a different rate.

If was going to order a convertible with leather, it would not be the orange interior. It would look like crap in a few years.
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