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Howdy and Happy New Year!!
I'm on the prowl for a used Evora 400 and have seen a few cars with 5k-10K miles with decent wear on the drivers seat bolster. I've seen some posts about this dating back to the 2010 - 2014 era but nothing on the later model 400's or GT's yet. The attached photo of a 2017 400 has just under 10K miles and pretty evident wear on the outside edge (just outside of the outer stitch) of the seat bolster.
1) Is this normally/commonly seen?
2) Has anyone had a upholsterer attempt repair especially since some have airbags in these seats?
3) Any input to mitigate the potential problem?

Thanks much!

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Howdy and Happy New Year!!
I'm on the prowl for a used Evora 400 and have seen a few cars with 5k-10K miles with decent wear on the drivers seat bolster. I've seen some posts about this dating back to the 2010 - 2014 era but nothing on the later model 400's or GT's yet. The attached photo of a 2017 400 has just under 10K miles and pretty evident wear on the outside edge (just outside of the outer stitch) of the seat bolster.
1) Is this normally/commonly seen?
2) Has anyone had a upholsterer attempt repair especially since some have airbags in these seats?
3) Any input to mitigate the potential problem?

Thanks much!

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I’ve got my 2010 and 54k with more wear, and while I didn’t find any way to dye it (Recaro never responded my email for the right “oyster “ color), it didn’t got any worse, as I don’t lean on it when getting in and out. I assume you need to fine a car from a 150lb athlete and you won’t have any wear :)


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I would say it's still common. My car is a '17 Evora 400 and when I purchased it used in 4/2018, it had 989 miles. The bolster wear was about 50% of what you're showing in the picture above. I purposely get in and out of the car in such a way to avoid contact with that area, so it hasn't gotten worse (now at 7800 miles), but it still bugs me (Especially when I purchased the car sight unseen, asked the seller about the bolster wear I saw in some of the pictures, and they basically touched it up with a sharpie to make subsequent pictures look better). BTW, Sharpie is not a permanent solution. :(
 
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I would say it's still common. My car is a '17 Evora 400 and when I purchased it used in 4/2018, it had 989 miles. The bolster wear was about 50% of what you're showing in the picture above. I purposely get in and out of the car in such a way to avoid contact with that area, so it hasn't gotten worse (now at 7800 miles), but it still bugs me (Especially when I purchased the car sight unseen, asked the seller about the bolster wear I saw in some of the pictures, and they basically touched it up with a sharpie to make subsequent pictures look better). BTW, Sharpie is not a permanent solution. :(
Thanks for the reply and sorry to hear about the "sharpie" solution... that was not cool by them.

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The S1 Recaro's had it worse, between soft leather protruding into egress zone and partial penetration dye, that is what you get.
 

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I have close to 40k with next to no wear on my S1. I am quite careful getting in and out, so I assume the previous owner may have been also.
 

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Besides the bolster wear, another common issue you're seeing there is the untucking of the leather from the seat at the base. My 400 has that issue as well
 

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Besides the bolster wear, another common issue you're seeing there is the untucking of the leather from the seat at the base. My 400 has that issue as well
Do a search here on "untucking"; there is a simple fix available from the dealer with clips.
 

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Bolsters and fatties cause wear issues. Easy enough to redye. Just contact Leatherique. They may request a small leather sample to match perfectly.
 
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Do a search here on "untucking"; there is a simple fix available from the dealer with clips.
mine untucked but my dealer said the clips are more likely to cause a worse, future tearing issue. They stretched and re-epoxied it as best they could and it looks fine.
 

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Besides the bolster wear, another common issue you're seeing there is the untucking of the leather from the seat at the base. My 400 has that issue as well
Ahhhh....shoot, I didn't even see that. Thanks for the keen eye!
 
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