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White Premium Seats hot and uncomfortable?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by BitShop, Oct 9, 2017.

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Vegas Seats Comfortable

  1. Wonderful

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  2. Decent

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  3. Satisfactory

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  4. Bad

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  5. Considering selling over it

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  1. BitShop

    BitShop Member

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    Last weekend I took delivery of a P100D Model X, prior to that I test drove a 2016 Model X with Black Leather and found it comfortable, I also drove my mom's new S 75D (tan leather) from picking it up out of town on a 4 hour road trip and found it a bit tight but comfortable.

    I find mine extremely hot (my back is sweaty, I'm cranking AC down to low 60s to try not to sweat in the seat and am therefore uncomfortably cold). I find within a 30 minute drive I'm doing the math on what I'd lose to just put it up for sale I dislike it so much.

    Are others having this problem? I've tried a few different shirt materials thinking maybe the Vegan seats are just a mismatch for my wardrobe.

    And yes, I've fiddled with all the adjustable directions, the other X and S with leather took some adjustment but pretty much any setting was between ok and quite good.. none were uncomfortable.

    Do I maybe just have a seat that's assembled badly (?). Could I be semi allergic to the material? I'm not allergic to much (tomatoes only) so that seems unlikely but has been suggested.

    Most seem to have mostly positive things to say about these new premium seats, so I seem to be in minority.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, and yes, I have an appointment pending with SC for some other fixes and will discuss with them at that time.
     
  2. NewTMSMan

    NewTMSMan Member

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    I have the white seats in my 2017 100D Model X and dark leathe in my 2017 P100D Model S. I actually feel like the seats in my Model S (dark leather) are hotter than the white seats. The white seats seem a little stiffer and slightly less comfortable than the dark leather seats, but only really marginally and I can find a good driving position easily in either seat.
     
  3. outie

    outie Active Member

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    I have the ventilated black leather on my car. I also had a loaner X with white vegan for several weeks that I did not really like compared to my leather. Like NewTMSMan I felt the vegan stiffer and not as soft. I know people will disagree but it also felt plasticly to me. However, I didn't find it ultra uncomfortable, just not as comfortable as the leather.
     
  4. Uncle Paul

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    May take a while for your new seats to break in, and for you to get comfortable.

    Most find these new seats to be very comfortable, but everyone is different.

    Not unusual to find leather seats more comfortable than vinyl. Leather seats breath a little, but vinyl does not breath at all.
     
  5. EdisonR

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    Maybe it just needs time to loosen?
     
  6. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    No problems here in the new Cream Premium, but haven't had any extremely hot weather.
     
  7. ninefiveone

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    I’m sure this is not the case, but you’re sure the heated seats are not on?
     
  8. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    I was going to say, isn't there a time limit/auto reset and noticed I can't find any doc on this. Don't the seats turn off automatically on car shutdown (park)/restart?
     
  9. BigMskiman

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    I have ventilated white vegan now (never use the ventilation) , and tan leather before. Probably California is not so humid, so even though I sweat easy, still no such problems.
     
  10. animorph

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    I love the ultra white seats. I think they are much cooler after sitting in a parking lot than any black seat. We made it through the summer here in Arizona just fine. Plenty of days over 115F. Never had a sweaty back, at least due to the seats. Not too humid though, so that could be a big difference.
     
  11. Peteybabes

    Peteybabes redneck drivin' a tesla...

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    Vegas seats?
     
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  12. BitShop

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    I did find if I put a roll of paper towels across the seat (so none of the back of the seat is touching me) it's not too bad. I imagine in an accident that would thoroughly hurt you, but drove about 25 miles like that and first time car has been bearable. Another thing was to recline seat some and just sit up..

    A few threads think I'm talking about temp when you get in.. I mean driving down the road, they are pretty cool when you get in and just get hotter and yucky.

    Unless there's a bug in the car, I'm sure the indicator is off.

    My window defrost wouldn't defrost windows tonight, it's DC area, weather claims 71 degrees and 87% humidity.. I only mention that to say I won't completely dismiss there is something really weird going on. That's added to list to look at when my appointment is scheduled.

    If anyone wants to make an offer as is I'll let it go, it's blue, white 6 seats, every option, including FSD. Was an inventory car, 3902 miles right now (I got it home from delivery at 3274). 20" basic wheels (we did a swap, still pending, wheels and tires I expect to have 0 miles on them).
     
  13. Muhammad

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    If they continue to get hotter over time I would def ask the service center to take a look and make sure the seat heater isn't faulty. Are other seats in the car similarly hot?
     
  14. ninefiveone

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    @boaterva the heated seats never turn off unless you turn them off, so far as I have experienced. If they were on when you shut the car off, they are on when you turn the car back on, etc.
     
  15. boaterva

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    Good to know! At least you do have indicators for them. Thanks for the update.
     
  16. Mrwatchdawg

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    How much if you decide to let it go
     
  17. NewTMSMan

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    Almost sounds like the seat heaters are running without indicating they are on. I would have this checked and also check seat temps after car is on for a while using thermal scanner (you can get one cheap at Home Depot).
     
  18. Peteybabes

    Peteybabes redneck drivin' a tesla...

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    my current tesla has the ventilated seats (always on level 3) and i won't get another until they bring the option back...
     
  19. rjdoc74

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    I have UW ventillated seats and I think they are the best part of the car. It’s like seating on gel cushions. I sat in 2017 brand new model in the showroom and they are much stiffer. What a downgrade.
     
  20. BitShop

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    I paid to rent a tan leather X on Turo and it's decent - Sure seems like the Vegan material is the first thing in life I'm having an allergic reaction to - Going to be a miserable discussion about this I imagine, sigh..
     

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