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Evora seat back wear

i'm considering purchasing a used 2011 NA 2+2. The car is still under warranty and will require repair of the airbag cover - i believe the clips break - so it is not flat to the dash.

The issue that concerns me is wear to the seats. The interior is oyster, and both the driver and to some extent, the passenger seat, show discoloration on the outer sides of the seatbacks. That is, not the tops of the side bolsters, but the outer sides of the backs. I know excessive wear has been an issue, but what solutions have others been able to achieve? Thanks.
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See section 2.3 of the link:

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I had similar wear on my Evoras driver seat when I purchased mine. The dealer and Lotus agreed to repair it under warranty. There's a special treatment that restore the blemishes. Dealer said it would take about one day.

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Mine is in the shop right now for this (Oyster interior). I am sure hopping it has been done when I pick it up Friday
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Mine is in the shop right now for this (Oyster interior). I am sure hopping it has been done when I pick it up Friday
Is this considered a warranty item?
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depends on the type of wear and mileage, but it can be. I had seat wear on the top of my bolster covered (through the top coat after 6k miles)

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My drivers side outer bolster on the right hand side (UK car so RHD) has a patch of oyster colour that has just worn off and left the unpainted leather underneath. Complained to Lotus and was told, "acceptable wear and tear", so no joy at all. Its an easy fix for a trim shop, so really surprised Lotus said no. Although we did ask for a new seat, so that could have been the problem. May revisit the complaint and ask for a trim fix and not a new seat.
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It has not been covered yet but it has also not been denied. Originally at 2k miles they deemed it "acceptable wear and tear" but I am persistent and I hope to get it covered.

It is truly the only thing that bothers me.
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That strange since my dealer is saying the repair (not seat replacement) would,be covered under warranty. And, mines and execs car with 10,300 miles when I bought it.

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one dealer told me it wouldn't be, another dealer told me it would and got it covered. It was a simple leather scrub/refinish but it did the job. The leather isn't perfect at the wear spots but they hired 3rd party and it did an outstanding job. So much so that I will use them to do it if I ever have to pay on my own.

It helps having dealer on your side for obvious reasons..

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Mine too has unacceptable wear on the outside of bolster that started at under 1k miles. These seats are covered at Recaro, so much for their quality too.

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So maybe we should get Recaro to replace them...
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