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I've had my 2015 Altima for 3 months now with 5,270 current miles. I drove it off the lot brand new with 6 miles on it. My driver's seat is already showing signs of wear (Very wrinkled). For a 3 month old vehicle, I don't think my leather should look like this. I often have passengers with me and the passenger seat as well as the back seat still looks new. My past two 4th Gen Altima's barely shown any wear on the leather. A 2012 Altima with 62,000 miles and a 2009 Altima with 49,000 miles.

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Is anyone experiencing the same issue? Should I ask Nissan for a new seat?
 

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I bet the wear is only on the left side bolster. It looks like you're stretching and compressing it quite a bit when you get in and out of the car. Those aren't cracks, they're wrinkles...if the dealer replaces it, the same will happen with the new seat unless you change the way you are entering/exiting the vehicle.
 

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I bet the wear is only on the left side bolster. It looks like you're stretching and compressing it quite a bit when you get in and out of the car. Those aren't cracks, they're wrinkles...if the dealer replaces it, the same will happen with the new seat unless you change the way you are entering/exiting the vehicle.
I'm noticing a similar issue with the driver's left bolster, but I tend to agree with 15951. However, I notice some improvement when I regularly treat my seats with the Leather Conditioner I received with my leather Lazy Boy recliners.

If the leather was cracking, you might have a warranty issue, but as it is currently, the dealership is going to consider this normal, especially on high-wear areas like the bolsters...

That said, I did have the front seat covers on my 2000 Pathfinder replaced under warranty. They were a Pseudo Suede material that developed a very natty/pilly nap within a short period of time, especially on all the bolsters. I have found some Nissan Dealerships to be very accommodating in certain situations.
 

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sorry to burst the bubble, but i have to agree with 15951, that is a owner's seating/entering/exiting habit, not a defect or poor construction. i can also guarantee you wont be happy if you get that seat replaced, it wont be the same. the dealer literally gets a replacement leather fabric and has to remove the old leather from the cushion and put the new leather on the old cushion. a technician replacing fabric upholstery is completely different from a fabric upholstery specialist who does it in an assembly line
 

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sorry to burst the bubble, but i have to agree with 15951, that is a owner's seating/entering/exiting habit, not a defect or poor construction. i can also guarantee you wont be happy if you get that seat replaced, it wont be the same. the dealer literally gets a replacement leather fabric and has to remove the old leather from the cushion and put the new leather on the old cushion. a technician replacing fabric upholstery is completely different from a fabric upholstery specialist who does it in an assembly line
I beg to differ , I can re-upholster seats with the best of them. :smile

I learned early on , the worst were the leather seats on the early 90's 300zx. :surprise

I got those down to a science and it was all downhill from there.

As you know Z-car owners can be a real PITA !
 
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