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Old 03-02-2013, 08:10 PM
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That's good information. Thanks. I wonder what caused this QC glitch? That's something that I would have envisioned from something produced in China instead of the USA. Maybe they did outsource these seats to a Chinese manufacturer?

It's quite possible. Here's a snippet from Lear's website:

Today, we provide complete seating and electrical power management systems worldwide. With 2011 sales of $14.1 billion, Lear ranks #189 among the Fortune 500. Our world-class products are designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of 113,000 employees in 207 locations. With headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan, Lear continues to operate facilities in 36 countries around the globe. Lear is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol [LEA].

Many manufacturing facilities in China:

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