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Leather wrinkling after 3 days??

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by eddysan, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. eddysan

    eddysan Member

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    Has anyone had issues with leather seat wrinkles so soon after delivery. I am a 75d owner. Just got my car 3 weeks ago.
     

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    Also, I'm normal height weight 155 lbs.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised of it wrinkling so early, it is leather afterall. Depending on a lot of factors before delivery, the condition of the leather may benefit from an initial moisturization/conditioning to help prevent this over time.
     
  4. McManX

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    I also had the same wrinkle in my early 90D delivery. It went away after a few weeks.
     
  5. Nader

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    Yup. I noticed the same thing after 400 mile road trip. Since they borrowed some Mercedes parts for the interior they should've asked them who supplied the leather for their seats. ;-) Benz leather holds up really well in my experience

    The thing that bothers me the most is that the trim is already getting destroyed on the inside of the B pillar. This will only be an issue with taller drivers since the seat sits back farther and they rub on the inside of the B pillar when entering and exiting the car
     
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    This has happened on every leather seat car I have owned. I think it's just they way it is with leather seating.
     
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    I had the same wrinkling on my X. The leather quality in Teslas are certainly not up to par with the Nappa leather surfaces that BMW or Mercedes uses. I think its also due to the softer foam cushioning that is on the bottom part of the seat, I feel other car makers use a firmer foam that doesn't helps not to put a lot of stretch on the leather.
     
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  8. MoeMistry

    MoeMistry Local Vendor - SoCal

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    Not a leather expert, but it seems there's not enough tension on the leather during stitching process or simply a little too much material causing excess to move around as you sit on the leather.

    If that's the case, design refinement should be considered.

    We don't see that on the Porsches, MBZ, or any other cars we work on daily.
     
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  9. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    Generally this is caused by excess moisture. Were you in rain and your pants/shorts got wet? Is it excessively humid? If it's moisture related and the conditions change to the dryer, it should resolve in a week or less.
     
  10. Shelly

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    Wow I am so surprised for the leather wrinkling, the car is not cheap, if it's mine i can accept it. Though it only three weeks. If it will go with time pass by then no problem. My friend got his model x last month, it looks perfect. Smooth no any wrinkling....
     

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    That was my first impression, too. Looks like the leather is kinda loose and not evenly stretched in all directions.
     
  12. GlendisDoc

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    The white leather is not real leather, is synthetic. The only issues with wrinkling are being reported for real leather seats (black, grey and tan)
     
  13. GlendisDoc

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    I just got my car on Saturday, I have wrinkling issues from the get go. Having owned other luxury cars, it is difficult to digest the current quality of the leather seats. We complained during delivery and they told us that this wrinkling is present with all the cars that have real leather. Is this true? If such, there is a huge quality control issue, because the stitching should be tighter....
     
  14. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    Its not there to begin with but I cannot comment on long term. Only had my car since March and wrinkles are minimal.
     
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    Picked up Sunday with same issues in tan leather. Was told it was normal and some cars had even more wrinkles than ours. Not as pronounced in the front seats but loose and slacky in the 2nd and 3rd row. Will bring it up at the next SC appt when the realign and replace the seal on the driver side FWD.

    My concern is I don't know what the fix would be. Based on TMS research it doesn't seem like any member has escalated to the warranty/fix stage.

    Surprisingly the leather is bothering me more than any other issues with the car which we are "overlooking."
     
  16. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    From the manual:
     
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    #17 muleferg, Dec 23, 2016
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    Very disappointed in my tan leather seats and had the DS to note this on my delivery sheet. I told him this is not acceptable for a $116,000 auto.
     

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  18. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    They should not wrinkle period. Maybe if you live in a real damp climate, but even then ...
     
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    Quality of the 'leather' of the seats for me is really disappointing. Our 4yo base Hyundai i30 has leather seats that are superior and not showing nearly as much wear as my 3 month old MS. The Tesla seat material can't be real leather and the drivers side seat outer edge doesn't look like it will survive the life of the vehicle at this rate. Also there is a scuff on the piping that I'm sure will get worse and loose the top completely. This all caused by me the only driver carefully entering and exiting every time in that super careful first few months of ownership, so no way to avoid it, the quality just not up to normal wear and tear. When it's new it looks and feels great! But it doesn't stay that way long!
     
  20. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    Maybe new the Volvo guy will get right on this issue.:rolleyes:
     
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