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Leather seat problems

Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Main Forum' started by b777, Apr 2, 2008.

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  1. b777

    b777 New Member

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    I just took my 2007 (4500 miles) with leather in to the dealer today to repair a very small slit on the drivers side left top side. They did a repair, something like glue which the dealer says is very good. I thought that we may have inflicted the cut on the seat, but after getting the car home and on close examination I noticed that the whole area is cracking. It seems that the leather in very thin and now I think that the leather is "defective" by maybe being to thin. Has anybody else experienced this problem? The dealer charged $92.00 to glue the leather, but I think it is a worse problem than I orginally thought. I need to know, I am taking it back in tomorrow.
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    I haven't had any problems like that. But, I have had mine for only 3 weeks and 750 miles on it and find the leather creases really easily. The leather is really thin. I do apply leather cleaner and conditioner on the seats to help with the creases. Have you applied any leather and conditioner to your seats? I am not sure where you are at, but the sun and cold really hurt your leather if you don't take care of it.
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    I also noticed that the leather is quite thin. I found a small cut in the leather in my back seat a couple of weeks ago, and was surprised to find out that the leather seemed to just be a very thin cover over the padding.
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    Aren't the leather seats covered under the bumper to bumper war.?? I have been using ArmorAll leather wipes on the leather seats in my Honda for 5 yrs. & no cracks or rips. Granted, a Honda Accord EX probably has better seats than a Prius, but taking care of leather seats is a must. I also live in a hot climate and all my cars have after market window tint that keeps much of the sunlight out of the car & seats. Hope this helps.
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    the leather should NOT split. B777, the likelyhood of you "cutting" your leather in the area you indicated is extremely unlikely. If it was under your rump, maybe. I really think you should go back to the dealer and seek repair (read replacement leather seat cover) under Toyota warrenty. Glueing leather is not going to be a permanent fix. Also, I agree wholeheartedly with the others, if you have leather, clean every months, and condition every 3 months to keep leather soft and supple.
    Fernsmom
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    i noticed that the leather gets scratched so easily. front passenger side pimple like dots starting to show. back seat a couple of scratch line kinda showing.

    about 3 weeks about while driving an error key not detected started to come on the dash. interior lights started flashing.

    any inputs? thanks.
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    Patrick Wong DIY Enthusiast

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    Does your Prius have the Smart system? If so, replace the fob battery. It is a CR2032 available at any drugstore.
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