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Old 08-10-2018, 12:18 AM
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Hello guys I'm new to the forum I just purchased a 2019 TLx a spec I'm not sure if it's just me or if I'm to picky but my car only has 275 miles and the leather has gotten creases lines wrinkles whatever they might call them I'm not an expert is this normal?
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Mine were like that after a day or 2, a bit disappointed in how the leather is put together and holding up. I may wait a few months to see how it goes, then head to dealer. Reminds me of my 3G where they replaced the drivers seat leather due to all the sagging and creasing. I think some of it is poor fit at factory as my passenger seat was used twice and looks like that since new. Drivers seat looks a tad worse than your pic.
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Mine were like that after a day or 2, a bit disappointed in how the leather is put together and holding up. I may wait a few months to see how it goes, then head to dealer. Reminds me of my 3G where they replaced the drivers seat leather due to all the sagging and creasing. I think some of it is poor fit at factory as my passenger seat was used twice and looks like that since new. Drivers seat looks a tad worse than your pic.
I got a call from the sales consultant that sold it to me a couple of days ago he asked how the car was I said I loved it I don't have any issues except I mentioned the leather told him about how it's getting he said acura has premium leather and so on but he also said if its getting worse to bring it in that way they can look at it only bad thing is I have to drive three hours!
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So far, so good

7 months in, & zero complaints!
Red Leather/Still Night Pearl rocks
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7 months in, & zero complaints!
Red Leather/Still Night Pearl rocks
no wrinkles like on the pics I took?
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So far, none; hard to judge because, I basically drive on weekends; maybe 5-700 miles per month
lets see what happens after 2-3 years
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So far, none; hard to judge because, I basically drive on weekends; maybe 5-700 miles per month
lets see what happens after 2-3 years
lol same here on weekends hopefully someone can give me more feedback thanks
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Softer leather I guess. Looks like normal wear to me.
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leather is going to wear as soon as you start sitting in it. Your best bet is to regularly condition your leather. You can buy a leather conditioner product anywhere they sell automotive detail products. Apply liberally, let it absorb into the leather, then remove all excess. You should do it twice a year as regular upkeep. Doing it a bit more will help preserve the leather longer.

It doesn't make it indestructible, but it makes it soft and gives it the oils or whatever to keep it supple and will keep your creases down over time.

I don't know what causes this to happen so soon, but, I had a 2016 370z Nismo with the factory Recaro racing seats in it. I drove that car about 4000 miles per year. And my passenger seat had a bunch of creases already forming, when there was almost no one ever in that seat. There was a passenger in the car for maybe a combined 2500 miles. The passenger seat actually looked worse than the driver's seat. I don't know what kind of leather was used on the recaro seats, but suffice to say that the seat leather was not cheap. They replaced the top half of my leather on the driver's seat (completely unrelated issue), and it had to go through an approval process because it cost something like almost 4k CDN to replace

Funny thing is, I conditioned that leather too, but the creases happened on the passenger side anyway. I really think it's unavoidable.
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I have just over 17,000 on my 2018 and have very little, if any, signs of wear on mine. Iíve only conditioned the seats once since new.
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I have just over 17,000 on my 2018 and have very little, if any, signs of wear on mine. Iíve only conditioned the seats once since new.
I've conditioned mine a few times, just have normal lines. I did get a brown leather transfer from my belt in the back of the seat, this was on the graystone leather.
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I was under the impression that all leather wears like this if it has a good amount of padding underneath. The leather on the doors or the center console is pretty firm underneath so there is nothing to stretch out the leather but on the seats the soft material underneath canít really hold the leather taunt enough if that makes sense.
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Looks pretty normal to me. Iíll have to take a pic of my seat leather now a year and two months in, but I certainly donít find the leather wear excessive. Iím 5í10Ē and 175 pounds though, so my butt is not killing the bolster, either, or at least I hope not.
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:20 AM
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Hereís my driverís seat at 14 months in.

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looks like a base V seat
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Anyone think i should take her in? Some of you say it's normal what should I do
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Looks normal to me. I wouldn't fret too much about it. If in 3 or 4 months it's substantially worse, which I don't think it will be, I would take it in then maybe.
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Totally normal.
The wear and creases won't be uniform from car to car.
It somewhat depends on the cut and fit of the leather covers over the foam filler.

Also body type, weight distribution, and clothing worn all make a difference on wear patterns on a seat.
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Originally Posted by Trdceli85 View Post
Anyone think i should take her in? Some of you say it's normal what should I do
Don't bother. It likely won't get worse, especially if you take care of the leather with cleaner and conditioner.
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Anyone think i should take her in? Some of you say it's normal what should I do
i recall my 3g had a similar issue and they replaced the leather. I believe they did not tightly fit the leather to the seat thus it is saggy. My guess is maybe some of the red seats may have this as my passenger seat had it fro the factory. Scream shoddy workmanship. If I were not leasing I would have it at dealer.
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the leather quality looks nice
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