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Old 02-10-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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Is your leather seat wrinkled ?

I have had the car almost 4 weeks now so I am noticing a little more detail each day. It had 10,077 miles on it at purchase so someone slid in and out of the seat for a year. The leather of bottom driver's seat is not pulled tightly across the seat frame. It is bunched up or puffy in two spots. Is this normal? I just sold my 1996 Collector Edition corvette and its 16 year old seats (granted a harder leather) was tight as a drum skin. My passenger seat is much better (tighter) but probably due to less use.

I was thinking I would bring it in to the dealer under warranty and complain. Waste of time?

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I took a couple of pictures since this thread has a bit of a following. Thanks for your photos..mine don't look right here is the passenger side and the second pic is of the driver's side....anyone's look like these:



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Old 02-10-2012, 11:39 AM   #2
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Should've got a 1SS. My car has 10,000 plus miles and seats look like new. To answer your question, yes.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:40 AM   #3
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I've read posts from other guys who have had this problem and depending on what's going on, a replacement can be had under warranty. Take it by the dealer and see what they say before calling GM customer service. When you do call CS, ask to speak to someone in the USA. You'll get lots further with a US CSR than with the foreigners. No offense to those foreigners, but I'd prefer to support American jobs in America.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:41 AM   #4
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Not sure exactly what your asking. Pics would help. However I have just over 11k on the clock and I too have a wrinkle in the lower seat, but it is still pulled taught. Try conditioning/cleaning the heck out of the seats, might not help now because if its bunched up the damage is done. Regardless it will keep the leather soft and pliable. for years to come.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:32 PM   #5
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Previous owner was um...... hefty
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:44 PM   #6
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The leather on the bottom of my seat is folding over also. It bugs me every time I get in the car.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:48 PM   #7
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I had my dealership replace mine. Looks like new and restored the new car smell Free of charge. Under warranty. Im only 120 lbs and mine was wrinkling and even starting to come apart. To bad they didn't get the plastic installed quite right after they replaced it.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:59 PM   #8
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Yea. I wana buy seat covers. Soon. Bwahahahaha.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:07 PM   #9
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:09 PM   #10
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Is your leather seat wrinkled ?
No. I may be turning 50 this year, but my leather seat's not that bad yet, thanks for asking.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:12 PM   #11
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Seems to be common, sorry OP
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:12 PM   #12
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:48 PM   #13
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The leather seats in the 5th gen are still way better than what they put in the 4th gen.

FYI - the leather in these cars is still plasticized, meaning it's been given a polymer coat so the finish is even and appears perfect when its new. Conditioners and such really won't do much other than clean the surface and leave behind sticky schmutz.

I figure if my seats look really bad after a while, I'll just buy replacement covers. The leather literally unstapled and snaps off around the entire seat, and then you've got to stretch a new cover into place.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:03 PM   #14
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Unfortunately the leather seat wear is common. Previous owner must have been putting it to good use But I am sorry for your problem.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:10 PM   #15
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I have 4400 miles and a little wrinkly on drivers side lower cushion , closest to the door . Not bad enough IMHO to get replaced yet . I will see how it looks a year from now . You should be covered under warranty , just bring it to the dealer . If your dealer is cool they will replace it no questions asked . Good luck .
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:16 PM   #16
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The leather seat in my G8 is a bit wrinkled, but I'm just gonna live with it

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Old 02-10-2012, 02:20 PM   #17
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I recall seeing a service bulletin for crinkled/wrinkled seats.. but damned if I can find it now.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:24 PM   #18
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Also keep in mind the Camaro leather seats are actually vinyl with a leather center insert. That leads me to believe that the leather part is probably pretty cheap as well. I love the way they look but wrinkling is pretty much inevitable.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:28 PM   #19
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Take it in to see if the clip holding it tight under the seat has disconected or broken. Mine did, it was a quick warranty fix.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:28 PM   #20
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i'll have mine for a month the 16th and its already wrinkling. Guess I'll have to put my seat covers back on
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:18 PM   #21
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Mine will do that once in awhile, just get out the Zaino leather cleaner and conditioner and it's gone.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:13 AM   #22
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8,000 on my leather seats. Had wrinkles and the threads on the seat belt strap were coming apart. Dealer replacedd them under warranty.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:22 AM   #23
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Guess I have the wrinkle free covers, so far.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:08 PM   #24
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no wrinkles on mine and Im a "fluffy" guy. However It does get a good leather treatment about once a month or two. "clean and protect"
BTW, I use Adams leather treatment and cleaner.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:53 PM   #25
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Caspers seats are nearing 33K miles of ordinary use and miniscule maintenance and nary a crinkle or wrinkle
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