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i was getting something out of my trunk yesterday when i noticed my rear seat cover was coming apart at the seam. does anyone else have a similar problem? my rear seats have been used less than 10 times that i can recall. i'll try and take a picture of it.
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Yea, there is a thread on this issue. a handful of guys had this problem. Knock on wood I have not yet. I have kept my goat in the garage since new and have tinted windows. It seems owners in the hot climates have complained of this problem alot more. Good Luck... Should be under warranty. Check it out.


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unfortunately i'm just from under warranty at 39,250 miles.
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Noticed a month or so ago that this happened to my car.
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The same thing happened to me. I took my '05 back about 3 months ago and they restiched the areas where the thread was loose and coming apart. They did a good job.
After you get this done use a good amount of leather conditioner
(Meguiarís is pretty good) for the seat and make sure you work the cleaner into the threads as well giving it some protection.
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My seats in the back seat were split too at the seam. Under warranty they replaced my back seats with new seats from the factory. What a disappointment. They are very loose fitting and look cheap. I complained and they said that is what the factory puts in the GTO's now.
They said that all GTO's seats are splitting.
anyone else had to replace their seats?
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I was waxing my car a few weeks ago and noticed that one of my rear seats split at the seam on the top part of the seat. The seat has barely been used in the last 3 1/2 years. So I guess I'm another victim of this sun induced leather shrinkage that's been talked about.

I am afraid to get the seat cover replaced because I know it will not look as perfect as the seats are now. They can keep the car if that happens.

I noticed PatrickNJ stated that they stitched the seams back together. I hope this is the case and I will really push for this at the dealer. I will be going sometime this month and I will post my results.

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I haven't experienced this but my car doesn't get baked day in day out. Anyone think of taking the car to an upholsterer and seeing if they can stitch the affected areas?

From reading on this issue and if my car would be at risk from sitting outside all the time, I would look into placing a windshield cover on top the rear seats to help prevent this problem. Just throwing a P.M. idea out there.

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pics. sorry i'm late on those
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The same thing happened to my back seats. Mine are hardly ever used. The dealer is suppose to order new ones for me. They said that they take about 2 months to get because they have to get them from Holden. I will let you guys know how they look after i get them replaced. Thank goodness mine is still under warranty.
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