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Excessive leather wear?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by kirkbauer, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. kirkbauer

    kirkbauer Member

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    So my MS was delivered late June 2015 and has fewer than 4000 miles on it and I'm already noticing some wear/crumpling on the driver's seat (outboard side).

    Is there a problem or do I need to be caring for this leather better? Hopefully the pics are good enough:

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  2. Razdds2

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    I have the same thing, it showed up some time ago, but for reference I'm at 13k miles.
     
  3. kirkbauer

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    Hmm, yeah I'm used to this on older vehicles (other than MS), it just seems a bit much for so few miles.
     
  4. steph280

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    Looks similar to my next gen seats, early June 2015 delivery.
     
  5. gordo

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    I have similar wear on Next-gen seats. Curious if there's any advice on how to reduce chances of future splitting/tearing of the leather itself.
     
  6. AMPUP

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    I have the old 1.5 performance seats, my driver seat kinda looks like this. My passenger seat was replaced a year ago and yes it's newer and less travelled but the quality difference in leather is night and day. It's softer and just feels better quality to what I have as my drivers seat, which is shiny and cheaper looking. The good news is that in a couple of years I know I can upgrade to next gen if need be.
     
  7. kirkbauer

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    I should have mentioned mine are black next gen.
     
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    I think for a next gen seat it doesn't look great, I'd take it to a upholstery shop and see what they recommend for care. I doubt Tesla will do much for this.
     
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    Does this product help with shiny leather? I want my seat looking less buffed/shiny and more subtle and matte.
     
  11. tstafford

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    FWIW - Mine is an August delivery with black next gens and they look about the same. My thinking is that most of the time my rear end is covering that part of the seat so I think I'll just ignore it.
     

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