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    • Monty2712
    • By Monty2712 23rd Feb 17, 3:58 PM
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    Car Drivers Seat Damage
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    • 23rd Feb 17, 3:58 PM
    Car Drivers Seat Damage 23rd Feb 17 at 3:58 PM
    Hello, first time here and I wondered if anyone can give me some advice. I have a 4 year lease car being returned soon. The lease was for high mileage at 25000 per year and is currently at 90000 miles. The drivers door seat has deteriorated due to getting in and out of the car. The dealer says that I need to replace the seat bolster, plastic shroud etc at a cost of £500 because being short, I should have always leant into the car, released the mechanism under the seat, slid the seat back, climbed in and then moved the seat back into position! I have driven over one million miles in my life and never had a seat go like this. I say the seat fabric and stitching is not fit for purpose. This is either normal wear and tear or poor fabric etc. What do you think? Any help appreciated. I would post an image but it asks for a URL when its a pic on my laptop not a site.
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    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 23rd Feb 17, 4:30 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 17, 4:30 PM
    Has the seating just failed or has it been getting bad for a long time .
    • photome
    • By photome 23rd Feb 17, 4:48 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 17, 4:48 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 17, 4:48 PM
    Not a kia ceed is it?

    we had a fleet of them and most of the seats wore through very quickly in comparison to other cars we had.

    I believe we were held responsible and had to pay for the repairs

    all cars were 4 year lease with 100,000 plus miles on them
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 24th Feb 17, 6:52 PM
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    • 24th Feb 17, 6:52 PM
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    • 24th Feb 17, 6:52 PM
    My Mondeo with 118k on doesn't have that, my last Mondeo with 165k on didn't have that problem either.

    However....it was long journeys. If you're doing a lot of short journeys and constantly getting and out, such as pizza deliveries and the like then yes a seat could fail like that at what would be considered low mileage for such a failure.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 24th Feb 17, 7:06 PM
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    • 24th Feb 17, 7:06 PM
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    • 24th Feb 17, 7:06 PM
    Hello, first time here and I wondered if anyone can give me some advice. I have a 4 year lease car being returned soon. The lease was for high mileage at 25000 per year and is currently at 90000 miles. The drivers door seat has deteriorated due to getting in and out of the car. The dealer says that I need to replace the seat bolster, plastic shroud etc at a cost of £500 because being short, I should have always leant into the car, released the mechanism under the seat, slid the seat back, climbed in and then moved the seat back into position! I have driven over one million miles in my life and never had a seat go like this. I say the seat fabric and stitching is not fit for purpose. This is either normal wear and tear or poor fabric etc. What do you think? Any help appreciated. I would post an image but it asks for a URL when its a pic on my laptop not a site.
    Originally posted by Monty2712
    That is bandied about soooo much...

    If you got it in writing from the dealer when you got it new, that you had a particular requirement of the seat and he advised you that this particular car was fit for that purpose, then yes, its not fit for purpose. If you didnt tell the dealer thats what you were going to do, and what you do puts extra stress on the fabric (which clearly it has) then its hardly down to the dealer / manufacturer is it?

    There are seat repair specialists who'll do a full unnoticable repair for probably £60-80.
    Last edited by motorguy; 24-02-2017 at 7:10 PM.
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    • vansboy
    • By vansboy 24th Feb 17, 7:16 PM
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    • 24th Feb 17, 7:16 PM
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    • 24th Feb 17, 7:16 PM
    Google A & R Pound Letchworth, if that isn't too far away from you.

    They will be able to make it like new again

    VB
    • Monty2712
    • By Monty2712 2nd Mar 17, 1:09 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 17, 1:09 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 17, 1:09 PM
    It is indeed a Kia Ceed.
    • Monty2712
    • By Monty2712 2nd Mar 17, 1:11 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 17, 1:11 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 17, 1:11 PM
    Paul, thanks will look for seat refurb elsewhere. There is no particular requirement. I am 5 foot 7!! The only requirement of the seat is to sit on it LOL.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 2nd Mar 17, 2:26 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 17, 2:26 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 17, 2:26 PM
    Paul, thanks will look for seat refurb elsewhere. There is no particular requirement. I am 5 foot 7!! The only requirement of the seat is to sit on it LOL.
    Originally posted by Monty2712
    I'd find a repairer defiintely. No way i'd be paying them £500!
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    • Monty2712
    • By Monty2712 13th Mar 17, 3:59 PM
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    Problem with repairing is that the material is unlikely to be a 100% match so will end up getting done for repairing it at £500!! anyway
    • foxy-stoat
    • By foxy-stoat 13th Mar 17, 5:10 PM
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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2015-KIA-CEED-MK3-DRIVERS-CLOTH-SEAT-WITH-HEADREST-AIRBAG-/332113202909?fits=Car+Make%3AKia%7CModel%3ACee%27D &hash=item4d537d4edd:g:kZgAAOSwopRYlI8z


    This one any good?
    • foxy-stoat
    • By foxy-stoat 13th Mar 17, 5:11 PM
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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kia-ceed-2014-driver-side-seats-/252579651503?hash=item3aceeb9faf:g:UxkAAOSwARZXnnG e


    Or this
    • ilikewatch
    • By ilikewatch 13th Mar 17, 7:29 PM
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    Guy at work had a Cee'd as a company car, at 3 years old with 90K on the clock the drivers seat was absolutely knackered and falling to pieces - he was told that the damage was not "normal wear and tear" and would have to be repaired at my colleagues expense. He was also told that "no manufacturer makes a seat that would withstand the abuse he had given it".
    Anyway, long story short - he showed them his old company car which he bought from the lease company at 5 years old with 250K on the clock - 10 years later it has almost 500K on the clock and one of the seat seams is just beginning to split.
    The current lease company decided to ignore the damage to the Cee'd as "a gesture of goodwill".
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