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May I know whether it's defect or not. My new 2018 ES front driver seat leather surface was depressed already after only about 6 weeks and 2300 km age. I'm just a slim guy with only 120 lb. Do you guys have the similar issue? :confused:



 

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YEP. 2017 ES. had the same problem after 5000 miles. Took some talking back and forth with the dealership but they will be replacing the covers over warrenty and possibly the cushioning as well. Call the dealership.
 

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Thanks, will try to ask them also as I have the appointment for two headlight change (condensation issue) at Feb 16.

I will have several years with this new car. Can't expect how bad will be later.
 

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I have noticed this on my rear seats, from the belt buckle, to even the pull down flap on the rear center console. Even after one day, a depression stays. I am not too happy about that.
 

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That sucks, it looks like poor quality to me. Hopefully Hyundai stays behind their America's Best Warranty.

I have to email them 2 weeks ago for another seat issue, and their customer support is absolutely useless. Nothing more but a case number open and future visit to local stealership for issue evaluation... my gut tells me that 5Y/60k miles upholstery warranty could be another gimmick in the pack. The wear on my driver's seat edge shows after only 8000 miles and less than a year old car. Definitely not the greatest craftsmanship out there.
 

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That sucks, it looks like poor quality to me. Hopefully Hyundai stays behind their America's Best Warranty.

I have to email them 2 weeks ago for another seat issue, and their customer support is absolutely useless. Nothing more but a case number open and future visit to local stealership for issue evaluation... my gut tells me that 5Y/60k miles upholstery warranty could be another gimmick in the pack. The wear on my driver's seat edge shows after only 8000 miles and less than a year old car. Definitely not the greatest craftsmanship out there.
Have you cleaned them since you bought the car? Mine starts to look like this every once in a while but a good cleaning and they are like new. Try to do it once a month. Leather seats do require a lot of attention.
 

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Have you cleaned them since you bought the car? Mine starts to look like this every once in a while but a good cleaning and they are like new. Try to do it once a month. Leather seats do require a lot of attention.
Good clean & conditioning twice in a month, vacuum every week... I know, I'm one of those freaks that like their car new-look all the time.

The wear is most likely from jeans and similar casual pants, those little metal rivets they have around pockets. I could seal those cuts and cover them up with some black dye, but hey its a less than a 10K miles and already showing such signs of wear. Not biggy but every time I sat inside, it just pissed me off. Will see what stealership have to say on this.
 

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Both of my front seats have the stretch marks.
 

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I didn't put anything on my back pocket. Also don't think these are real leather even on the steering wheel.

Yes, I got serious stretch marks on my 2012 Veloster seat too. But the Veloster spec. stated it was not real leather. It's leatherette.

The ES spec. stated it's leather on seat and steering wheel, not leatherette!
 

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I’m pretty skinny 6’3, 180. I don’t have that issue. At 1000 miles so far. I’ll see how it plays out later down the road
 
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i had this after 10K miles. not too noticeable and happens in many cars. My friends GTI has indents and looser leather on his driver seat. I think being skinny makes it worse. I'm skinny and my friend is skinny as well. We don't have any ass meat to distribute weight so there is concentrated pressure on those two points for extended periods of time.
 

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I have been to dealer to let them having a look. The service advisor said it should be better during the warmer season later as it's too cold right now. Nothing he couldn't do at this moment.
Well, I think the only fix is to replace the whole seat. But I also don't want to take the risk of any scartch and accident damage at the other areas during the process. So see how's the condition later when warming up.

BTW, what cleaner do you guys recommend for this kind of leather steering wheel and seat?
 
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