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Old 29-04-13
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Default Drivers seat splitting (leather seat, vinyl sides)

Hi all.
Leather seats in my 10/2008 25th anniversary NS which are vinyl on the sides.
I noticed today the vinyl just above the electric seat controller has a small split where it creases each time I get in and out.
Now I'm not particulalry heavy and the car has travelled only 80,000km.
Has anyone else had the problem and was it covers by warranty? It seems too early to have this happen.
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Mine split there at about 60k. I blamed the wife adjusting the seat with a key in her hand. I might owe her an apology.
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FWIW, an excellent condition 06 (160K) Exceed I just bought, have the same tear. Aside from this, the only other damage to the upholstery was the passenger rear pocket where previous kids have been shoving in the oversized headsets.
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Mine went on the driver's seat just before it was out of warranty - about 100,000km. Local MM dealer was supposed to do it under warranty and then went broke - new seat cover he'd supposedly got for me couldn't be found and it's never been done.

The local upholstery blokes say they can't match the leather - they would need to buy a whole hide. The best they can offer me is to replace the stuffed panels with vinyl.

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Although mine is not leather, it has a hole in the same spot. Car had 65k and 4yrs old at time, mitsubishi knocked it back for warranty based on fair wear & tear.
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Mine had the same crack. Local dealer fixed it under warranty.
They sent it to a local upholsterer who replaced the vinyl section with heavy duty vinyl. They put extra padding over the metal bit that caused the tear. Colour match was almost perfect, you couldn't tell the difference unless you knew it had been replaced.
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Seems to be a reasonably common problem.
My NP had the same split when I bought it 2yr ago at 190,000klms.
It annoyed me so I took it to my local trimmer and said "Al, fix it".
He did, while I waited for about 20mins.
He opened up the split a little and put a small vinyl offcut inside.
Smeared some contact adhesive on it with a cotton bud and did the same to the inside of the torn areas.
Went and made a coffee, came back and stuck all the little pieces back where they had come from originally.
We finished our coffees while the contact took hold and I headed back to work.
Time ?...20mins
Cost ?....zilch

having seen it done, I'll do it myself if a similar thing happens again.
It's barely noticeable unless you know where it is.

Good job Al...........
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I too experienced the seat split issue. Returned the car MMA and they had a local guy repair the seat. Covered under warranty.
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Just as a matter of interest do any of you guys treat the leather with leather conditioner.. I do mine at least twice a year & all my seats back & front are soft & excellent condition NM Exceed 11 years old in Oct..

I wouldn't be happy if mine split even now..

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Just as a matter of interest do any of you guys treat the leather with leather conditioner.. I do mine at least twice a year & all my seats back & front are soft & excellent condition NM Exceed 11 years old in Oct..

I wouldn't be happy if mine split even now..

Gus.
No, maybe that is what I should have done. My back seats are as good as new but the front ones are pretty ordinary - usually only have people in the front seats. Looking back I wish I had put seat covers on them.

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