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Cupra 290BE Bucket seat white trim cracked!

The Daily Meme

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Jan 3, 2018
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The new MY20 Cupra lux doesnt appear ot have the white material, can anyone confirm that the new black replacement is leather and not some cheap plastic?
 

Zx7R

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I paid attention on the way I get into the car: when I sit, at the entrance, I happen to sort of sit on on side part of the bucket - right before you take central place and make yourself comfortable. This I guess - bends a bit the white trim every time and cracks it.

Now when I know what was wrong will try to get immediately to the center of the seat. BTW my weight is 67 kg - wouldn't define myself as fat :headhurt:
Well, I found a shop (knew about them for several years, since I started to gain interest in cars) - it's a local detailing shop, who does an incredible work - and made fix on both (for symmetry/similarity) front chairs.
The ugly plastic-like material was changed to a real white leather.
Pictures will come later (wanna do them at a day time, just collected my car from the shop).
It's pretty expansive, but my mental health is more expansive for me :headhurt:
 

Dannnnn

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Well, I found a shop (knew about them for several years, since I started to gain interest in cars) - it's a local detailing shop, who does an incredible work - and made fix on both (for symmetry/similarity) front chairs.
The ugly plastic-like material was changed to a real white leather.
Pictures will come later (wanna do them at a day time, just collected my car from the shop).
It's pretty expansive, but my mental health is more expansive for me :headhurt:
Interested to see pics when it's done.
It's certainly something I want done with mine.
 

Zx7R

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Dec 5, 2016
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Interested to see pics when it's done.
It's certainly something I want done with mine.
It is done, but the car is sleeping in the parking lot - bad light condition there - will upload pics tomorrow morning ;)
 

Zx7R

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It is done, but the car is sleeping in the parking lot - bad light condition there - will upload pics tomorrow morning ;)
Hi - as promised, here are pics after the shop repair. Now it is not some ugly plastic, but a real leather. The color is true white, vs blueish white of the original, but it doesn't bother me as that crack.





And little paws detected (will be washed soon)

 

Adrian300

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Looks very nice and should have been leather to start with.

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SRGTD

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Looks very nice and should have been leather to start with.

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Agree. It would’ve added very little to production costs for Seat to use a small amount of leather on that part of the seats, rather than the inferior material that was used.

If Seat’s quality testing of their seats is as comprehensive as this video (and the comments below the video) suggests, do the test results get ignored?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZMYDmRNoQo


Surely if tested thoroughly prior to being used, this white plastic material would’ve exhibited signs of cracking and splitting that owners are experiencing, and it should have been substituted for a more durable material before production of the seats started. Or did it just get signed off for use anyway (probably yes), irrespective of it being unsuitable for use in an area of the seats that would be subjected to a high level of flexing.

I suspect that Seat took the view that they would use this cheap material and try to fob off any warranty claims as ‘normal wear and tear’.
 

JACUPRA280

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Hi - as promised, here are pics after the shop repair. Now it is not some ugly plastic, but a real leather. The color is true white, vs blueish white of the original, but it doesn't bother me as that crack.





And little paws detected (will be washed soon)

Can I ask for much you paid for the work?
 

Zx7R

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Can I ask for much you paid for the work?
I am not from the UK, and not sure what it would tell you (I live in very expansive country :( )
I bet there are cheaper shops or solutions, maybe more expansive ones, but converting to GBP - it would be around 1400 GBP.
For comparison vs UK prices - Seat Leon Cupra in my country with bucket seats costs ~52K GBP on road.

Update: for fixing only the cracked part - they wanted 200 GBP, but I finally did the whole trim on both front seats.
 
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Feb 6, 2019
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After getting new cracks on the driver seat fixed by the dealer few months ago, i decide to go big. My only regret now is i didn't do it sooner, recaro's are amazing, confort wise, support and look. the difference is insane on the track but also in everyday usage. Go for it guys!
 

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Tara

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After getting new cracks on the driver seat fixed by the dealer few months ago, i decide to go big. My only regret now is i didn't do it sooner, recaro's are amazing, confort wise, support and look. the difference is insane on the track but also in everyday usage. Go for it guys!
Looks good.
 

billman

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Do you know the original backrest cover part number for standard seats? Has anyone bought it to repair the cracked seats?
 

billman

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Thanks for the info. I managed to find the proper part number code for me. It costs 581€ here in Greece! Big money. I guess I'll fix it at a seat repair shop.
 
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