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White seat back discoloration, not random stains?


Apr 20, 2019
Bridgeville PA
Hello All,

I know white seat staining has been discussed many times on this site, but my seat looks like the whole back of the seat is becoming discolored. I wear jeans the majority of the time and the seat bottom looks fine it only seems to be affecting the seat back. The whole thing has a reddish/grey look and the piping is dirty. I usually wear moisture wicking golf/ t-shirts and a grey fleece in the winter, nothing that would transfer dye. I took it to the service center and they say it is normal, but it just seems the seat bottom would have the same issue considering it is subjected to more weight. You can see the seat is still very white where there isn’t any contact. The discoloration line is consistent around the whole seat back. I use baby wipes and warm water on a regular basis to clean. My Y is almost a year old with 16,000 miles. Not sure if I have any other options to have this checked out?


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