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Old 01-05-2019, 08:03 PM
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Vinyl Tearing from Driver Side Seat

Talk about a poor decision I cant believe acura uses vinyl for the side of the seats. just finished redoing the center console leather...but have no clue where to start with this. any solutions?

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Mine is fine as of right now. My perforations have torn on the passenger seat, but the vinyl is fine.

The drivers door armrest is wrinkled pretty badly, and the replacement console armrest I had put in at the dealer a week after buying my RDX has began to shown signs of the foam collapsing. Was $697 and has been installed for just under 3 years now.


I see so many 2G TSX's and 4G TL's do as your RDX is doing in that picture. It may be the only interior flaw I can think of.

This isn't super common on the RDX and it's funny how that area would wear first.

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Mine is fine as of right now. My perforations have torn on the passenger seat, but the vinyl is fine.

The drivers door armrest is wrinkled pretty badly, and the replacement console armrest I had put in at the dealer a week after buying my RDX has began to shown signs of the foam collapsing. Was $697 and has been installed for just under 3 years now.


I see so many 2G TSX's and 4G TL's do as your RDX is doing in that picture. It may be the only interior flaw I can think of.

This isn't super common on the RDX and it's funny how that area would wear first.
Is there any way to somewhat patch it or make it look good, or a nice custom car cover to put over it? such a shame.
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I replaced all the armrests and the center console. The tech packagers Milano perfolated leather is fake itís all cheap viynl garbage. Then they charge so much to replace it.

Hereís the link to replace just the top of the left front seat itís $800 it has an airbag in the side of it.

Mad 😡 expensive garbage 🗑 ACURA leather seat 💺 cover click here!



Left Front Seat 💺!

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I replaced all the armrests and the center console. The tech packagers Milano perfolated leather is fake itís all cheap viynl garbage. Then they charge so much to replace it.

Hereís the link to replace just the top of the left front seat itís $800 it has an airbag in the side of it.

Mad 😡 expensive garbage 🗑 ACURA leather seat 💺 cover click here!



Left Front Seat 💺!

$800?? crazy....anything I can do to prevent more tearing on that side? it seems to be getting worse.
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Not sure 🤔...
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You know, you could try to glue it.
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An upholstery shop could take off the seat cover & replace that damaged pane & put it back together. It still will not be cheap
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Depending on the size of the piece and how hard it is to access it all, I'd imaging an upholstery shop would charge 150-300 to replace. By reference I had my console replaced with leather for $100, and both door arm rests replaced with high-quality vinyl (much better than OEM) for about $250. If you're picky about appearance and plan to keep the car a while (or re-sell), it may be worth getting the fix done. But functionally it won't impact anything.
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Depending on the size of the piece and how hard it is to access it all, I'd imaging an upholstery shop would charge 150-300 to replace. By reference I had my console replaced with leather for $100, and both door arm rests replaced with high-quality vinyl (much better than OEM) for about $250. If you're picky about appearance and plan to keep the car a while (or re-sell), it may be worth getting the fix done. But functionally it won't impact anything.
It's the upper side of the front driver seat visible when sitting in the passenger seat. I dont know how an upholstery shop would work on it absent taking the actual seat out. It's a shame because otherwise everything looks great and I plan on selling it soon.
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Upholstery shop is going to charge you $100 an hour labor then you have to buy the material from them too.
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I have an almost complete interior available. Driver seat on the right....


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The driverís seat bottom is gone? 😔...
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