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Hey guys. Hope everyone is good!

So.. ive had my sxl for a month now and the nappa seats in the front and back where ur legs come on down from the seat.. looks pretty darn worn out for a car thats only been used for a month. I never wear jeans or other rough texture pants so.. I dont think its the rubbing while getting in and out. Also I see wrinkles forming around the back support area. My optima sxl also had nappa but took quite a bit for these "symptoms"to appear. Is this normal for this kind of leather or should I talk to the dealer? Any input would be appreciated! Thanks!
 

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Hey guys. Hope everyone is good!

So.. ive had my sxl for a month now and the nappa seats in the front and back where ur legs come on down from the seat.. looks pretty darn worn out for a car thats only been used for a month. I never wear jeans or other rough texture pants so.. I dont think its the rubbing while getting in and out. Also I see wrinkles forming around the back support area. My optima sxl also had nappa but took quite a bit for these "symptoms"to appear. Is this normal for this kind of leather or should I talk to the dealer? Any input would be appreciated! Thanks!
odd. My nappa still looks, sits, and feels new, and, it is the white color. I'm a big guy and usually wear jeans, too. Have had car a year; only 3200 miles, but, am in and out often and have been super pleased to see no wear or wrinkles. I don't even notice dirt which surprised me.

maybe posting a pic on here might help others to provide input?

congrats on your car; if in doubt; definitely take it to the dealer and press them for answers and or replacement.

good luck!
 

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Thanks for all the replies guys.. unfortunately i got a bigger problem now. Not even 1000 miles in.. i got rear ended a week ago... my cars in the shop :/ the bumper and reinforcement bar and shock absorber needs to be replaced. *cries*
 

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Yup my cars seats were looking crappy thats y i changed my whole interior.
 

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Yea... Had a moderate whiplash so getting that treated too.. i just wished i had atleast a good year or something before something like this happened. The funny thing is tho.. the car that hit me was another Kia. Kia Rio to be precise. It was Kia on Kia violence. Smh
 

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I have 24000 miles on mine and I don't see unsual wear and tear from the leather... in fact, it holds up better than my old 2010 550i.

quite happy
I think the newer bmw leathers are much nicer than the older ones, although it "feels" a bit thinner than the older ones. How does the 5 series leather compare in long run?

I had an 2004 a4 awhile back and I really liked how they felt thick and seemed to tightly wrap around the seat frames. And those took some beating and was still good
 

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Hey guys. Hope everyone is good!

So.. ive had my sxl for a month now and the nappa seats in the front and back where ur legs come on down from the seat.. looks pretty darn worn out for a car thats only been used for a month. I never wear jeans or other rough texture pants so.. I dont think its the rubbing while getting in and out. Also I see wrinkles forming around the back support area. My optima sxl also had nappa but took quite a bit for these "symptoms"to appear. Is this normal for this kind of leather or should I talk to the dealer? Any input would be appreciated! Thanks!
odd. My nappa still looks, sits, and feels new, and, it is the white color. I'm a big guy and usually wear jeans, too. Have had car a year; only 3200 miles, but, am in and out often and have been super pleased to see no wear or wrinkles. I don't even notice dirt which surprised me.

maybe posting a pic on here might help others to provide input?

congrats on your car; if in doubt; definitely take it to the dealer and press them for answers and or replacement.

good luck!

Sure thing! Ill try post some pics when I get it back from the shop
 

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I think the newer bmw leathers are much nicer than the older ones, although it "feels" a bit thinner than the older ones. How does the 5 series leather compare in long run?

I had an 2004 a4 awhile back and I really liked how they felt thick and seemed to tightly wrap around the seat frames. And those took some beating and was still good
My 550i was only 2 years old when I had it... was a wrecked car that was fixed and sold for a ridiculous price... anywho... it has about 30k on it and wasn't happy with the leather... the Candenza seats are far more comfy also... then again the 550i was very sporty
 

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I am getting a "blue jean stain" on my driver seat leather. Car only has 4200 miles!
Clean it then. I use HD Total degreaser cleaner (diluted, 10 to 1 if I remember right). Then follow with leather conditioner. I do this maybe every two months. At 11,500 miles my white interior still looks new.
 

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Thanks for the advice!Just thought it was kinda soon to be having these issues.
I agree with you; too soon for such issues. Unless you have left wet blue jeans on the seat in the hot sun; it shouldn't leave a stain transfer just from sitting and driving while wearing blue jeans. I've worn new blue jeans on my white leather with absolutely no transfer; worn in hot weather, and cold weather with the seat heater on; no problems.

I would definitely take it to dealer and show the GM; often new leather's sealing is not set enough to withstand staining; Lexus had quite a problem for several years and had to replace seat covers due to staining from jeans, dark fabrics, and leather belts.

Nappa is premium lamb/sheep leather and the finish is advertised as very premium; take it to your GM and if he won't replace it; contact KIA corporate and open a case with them.

Good luck and Happy New Year.
 

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Thanks Dave,

Great feedback! I will definitely not let it go unnoticed when I take it in next week for the 5,000 mile service. Happy New Year to you guys as well!








I agree with you; too soon for such issues. Unless you have left wet blue jeans on the seat in the hot sun; it shouldn't leave a stain transfer just from sitting and driving while wearing blue jeans. I've worn new blue jeans on my white leather with absolutely no transfer; worn in hot weather, and cold weather with the seat heater on; no problems.

I would definitely take it to dealer and show the GM; often new leather's sealing is not set enough to withstand staining; Lexus had quite a problem for several years and had to replace seat covers due to staining from jeans, dark fabrics, and leather belts.

Nappa is premium lamb/sheep leather and the finish is advertised as very premium; take it to your GM and if he won't replace it; contact KIA corporate and open a case with them.

Good luck and Happy New Year.
 
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