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Old 07-01-2019, 02:33 PM
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replacing leather on seat for broken stitch??

I noticed a two inch gap in my seams yesterday. Dealer wants to replace leather for the entire seat. can they not just fix the stitch in place? Seems like overkill.

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Car is under warranty? Let the dealer replace the seat cover.

Dealer techs are trained to replace, not repair, components in many situations where proper repair would be time-consuming or require specialized skills. Upholstery work falls in the latter category.

Would you trust someone who turns wrenches all day long to re-stitch an expensive leather jacket or handbag? No? Then why let a mechanic try to repair a blown seam on an equally-pricey seat cover?

If the car is no longer under warranty and the real concern here is the expense, find an auto upholstery shop in your area. They will have the tools and experience to repair it.
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Car is under warranty? Let the dealer replace the seat cover.

Dealer techs are trained to replace, not repair, components in many situations where proper repair would be time-consuming or require specialized skills. Upholstery work falls in the latter category.

Would you trust someone who turns wrenches all day long to re-stitch an expensive leather jacket or handbag? No? Then why let a mechanic try to repair a blown seam on an equally-pricey seat cover?

If the car is no longer under warranty and the real concern here is the expense, find an auto upholstery shop in your area. They will have the tools and experience to repair it.
I agree but they probably contract with a local upholstery shop to do the work. At least this was the case when I needed a new seat cover on my GTI. The dealer contracted out this work.

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