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Is this normal? Or, defect? Leathers seats wrinkle.

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by whydontwe, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. whydontwe

    whydontwe Member

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    I've owned the MR3 for about a month. I just noticed that the front passenger leather seat has some wrinkles in it. It doesn't get much use, especially considering the driver's seat has no such wrinkles. Is this expected? Or, yet another service appointment?
     
  2. MorrisonHiker

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    Just an FYI, but your Model 3 doesn't have leather seats if you bought it from Tesla.
     
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  3. RKDauto

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    You may wish to post a picture. The vegan leather seats won't wrinkle like leather, so this may be a defect.
     
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    Image attached.
     

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    Mine does that too and it gets regular use. Could be the cold climate here in Canada?
     
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    I assume they all do that. Mine do. The seats and material are pretty soft, easy to see how they can wrinkle a bit.
     
  7. whydontwe

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    Since we're on this topic of vegan seats, how does one care for it? Do I need to use vegan cleaning products?
     
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    #8 zhu-, Jan 28, 2019
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    "Vegan" leather is a great marketing term for faux leather. They might be a bit more advanced in terms of stain resistance but you can use mostly any cleaner.
     
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  9. SendMikey

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    Mine have wrinkled faster than a Orange County housewife without botox...
    as expected though, not too bothered by it.
     
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  10. WallyP

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    I use Optimum No Rinse to clean not only the exterior of my car, but also for the interior. Works great on the vegan leather.
     
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  11. M109Rider

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    All seats, leather or otherwise will eventually wrinkle, and wear out depending on age, use, and abuse.
    How many klicks on the car will likely determine if it’s premature or a defect.

    I’ve seen Corvette leather seats all cracked up from age and use.
     
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    My OC housewife, however, has not yet wrinkled with age.
     
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    Almost all bolstered seats wrinkle in that specific area. Not sure if you've had bolstered seats before but it's plenty normal.
     
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    Anyone have any info about the durability of the vegan “faux” leather seats vs actual leather. I’m asking because I had a faux leather couch and the durability was horrible. It started tearing after a few years and then flaking.
     
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    Soak a towel in boiling water, wring it out and then lay it flat on the vegan leather bolsters the steam may make the crease disappear certainly works on real leather
     
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    This had some comments on the seats:

    Tesloop Model X at 350,000 miles

    Clorox wipes were recommended at one point, and are easy. I used them the one time in 1.5 years I've cleaned the seats.
     
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    On Mercedes forums, I've never heard of anyone having issues with MB-tex (Mercedes' faux leather material) and it's sometimes recommended for those who plan to keep their vehicles for a long time so high quality faux should last just as long if not longer than good quality leather. We'll have to wait and see how Tesla's materials stand the test of time but I wouldn't be worried.
     
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  18. RayK

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    How many miles do you have on her? :)

    And I guess more importantly, what model year is she?
     
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  19. Leeclanual

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    Maybe a hand held steamer might fix the wrinkles?
     
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    Normal. My driver’s seat has a few minor wrinkles.
     

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