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post #1 of 6 Old 03-19-2005, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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Seat Wear on my '02 (will warranty cover it?)

First I want to say how awesome the car is. I just got it on Tuesday. 2002 silver w/ 40,300 mi. I picked it up for $14,300. Everything on the car is perfect, but the drivers seat cover is fraying. I read some other threads where the dealer replaced the seat cover for you, but with mine being an '02, and having 40k I'm not to sure if it will be covered. If anyone has any ideas as to what I could do I would appeciate it.

P.S.: I was thinking that just cutting the frayed material off would make them better, for I never sit on the seat with velco or any type of abbrasive matterial. Do you think this would work as a last resort? Thanks.
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Well you are out of the bumper to bumper warranty so I don' think they will fix it. Read the warranty book and see. Sometimes they offer longer coverage on specific items.


I would not just cut off the frayed threads. Burning them to try and limit the future fray effect would be my thought. Ever burn a thread down that actually melts? I'd bet on the seat material doing some melting that could help hold the fabric together a little. Don't start your car on fire!

Last line would be go to an upholsterer and see if they can help or pay the dealer.
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They replaced mine under warrenty. Mine was from the velcro on my back pocket, and it the cover started to raise off the cusion too.

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That falls uner "normal wear and tear" which they probably won't cover in a car with that many miles.
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I appreciate the responses. I cut off the fraying threads, and the seat look good as new! Sweet!
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Ya, my car was only 8 months old when I took it in... and items like that have only a 1 year warrenty now that I think about it.

Jacksonville huh? If our Mountaineers play there again this New Years and I go down, we might have to meet up or something.

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