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Can you show inside passenger side bolstering? And same with driver side? Or is it unique to that portion of leather? Also hope it wasnt your passengers doing the seat

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Old 09-12-2018, 12:04 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Can you show inside passenger side bolstering? And same with driver side? Or is it unique to that portion of leather?

Also hope it wasnt your passengers doing the seat a dirty
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:24 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Ups... those Recaro seats seem to have serious reliability problems....
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This is what my 2016 looks like. The damage was done before I noticed.

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I will admit that Iím not too impressed with the general quality of the leather on these seats. It couldíve been much better considering the cost. I work hard at not damaging my seat every time I get in and out of the car. So far so good.

I think itís an issue with Recaro who build the seats and not NISSAN. But maybe NISSAN imposed a cost restriction on the supplier and thus Recaro used a thinner leather? Who knows.


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You say you bought the car 2 months ago? How was the leather wear at the time of purchase?
Even used it should still be under warranty. That side bolster wear definitely looks abnormal to me. I would absolutely take it to a dealer.
Looking at an older pic it seems like the cracks were their, just more faint.
Additionally a few days after I bought the car the passenger side seat got a nasty scuff on it. But only a small handful of people had sat in it and they were all careful. I highlighted this at the dealer and they said it is just normal wear and tear.
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Can you show inside passenger side bolstering? And same with driver side? Or is it unique to that portion of leather?
Also hope it wasnt your passengers doing the seat a dirty
See below images


I don't understand how these are getting worn so quickly, it almost looks as if the top leather of layer is coming off in some places!

Driver Side Seat bolsters:



Passenger Side Scuff that appeared days after purchase:


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Old 10-16-2018, 04:15 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Take it in, based on warranty. I have the exact same car, but as a 2016 with 25K miles. No cracks or tears like you have. I've been using Lexol. Good luck!
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I don't have a Nismo, but my drivers seat started showing wear after about 2 years of ownership. I brought it to Nissan's attention; they took some pictures to send to Corporate for warranty determination, and was denied.

I ended up getting the seat repaired locally for about $300...

These seats should not wear as fast as they do, so now, I slide the seat all the way back when I get out. Seems to work for me...
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^^ Great repair job!!!
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My driver side is doing it, not nearly as bad as these pictures, but beginning stages. 2016 about 25k miles. Probably wear getting in/out. Should probably see about warranty....
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Mine still look new and my 2017 is 2 years old bought Oct 2016...

I use nothing on them as far as wipes.
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I don't have a Nismo, but my drivers seat started showing wear after about 2 years of ownership. I brought it to Nissan's attention; they took some pictures to send to Corporate for warranty determination, and was denied.

I ended up getting the seat repaired locally for about $300...

These seats should not wear as fast as they do, so now, I slide the seat all the way back when I get out. Seems to work for me...
Looks great did they replace the entire leather strip?
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Nothing was replaced...somehow, they repaired the leather, matched the color and resprayed what they fixed. After a few years, it's still holding up pretty good.
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Stealership gave me grief and I was in a hurry so didn't fight but saying it was normal wear.
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Stealership gave me grief and I was in a hurry so didn't fight but saying it was normal wear.
Normal wear with, How many miles on the car?
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