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#534189 - 24/09/18 08:55 AM Re: Seats Not Wearing Well [Re: Jays]
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Originally Posted By Jays
I’d be pushing hard to have the leather replaced if you are still under warranty. That’s a manufacturing fault not normal wear. As mentioned earlier it looks as though the stitch tensioning is incorrect and it’s tearing off the coloured layer.


Sounds reasonable...
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#534201 - 24/09/18 11:02 AM Re: Seats Not Wearing Well [Re: KenShapiro]
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That is not at all as it should be...possibly over tight stitching or poor quality leather.

This is a photo of the stitching on Tarka's seats, 4.5 years and 36,000 miles wear...



OK, it is a different style, but it really shouldn't wear through like that.
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#534211 - 24/09/18 02:10 PM Re: Seats Not Wearing Well [Re: britmog]
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Originally Posted By britmog
As stated in previous replies the leather is repairable, its the source of what caused it that can be trickier to detect. In all my Morgans I tend to slide into the seats from whatever angle suits best. This sliding with certain types of clothing e.g. buttons on pockets can produce wear on the seats. My +8 was the first to do this as I tended to slide down the back of the seat. Being conscious of this I now ease my way in not allowing any buttons to rub the leather.

Yeah, I noticed something similar on my seat to the pictures, and determined that my belt was scraping on my way down into the car. I remove the steering wheel every time now, and am very careful to sit then then move to put my back against the seat. The damage has not gotten worse since I first noticed and adjusted my entry, though I'll take another look when I get home.

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#535546 - 03/10/18 12:26 PM Re: Seats Not Wearing Well [Re: Jays]
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Originally Posted By Jays
I’d be pushing hard to have the leather replaced if you are still under warranty. That’s a manufacturing fault not normal wear. As mentioned earlier it looks as though the stitch tensioning is incorrect and it’s tearing off the coloured layer.


If you look very closely at the photos you can see on the leather with the damaged colour layer that the grain of the leather has been smoothed out, (as if it has been "ironed") almost disappearing closer to the stitches themselves, unlike the panel it is stitched to. This smooth area runs the length of the seam and I am guessing about 10-15mm wide?
Methinks definite fault in the sewing process.

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#535802 - 04/10/18 10:57 PM Re: Seats Not Wearing Well [Re: KenShapiro]
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Ken do you wear a belt? My miles are less and my wear is much less. I suspect sliding down the back seat is not a good idea so I will change how I get in and seated which is already cumbersome. Clearly morgan needs to change how they stitch this as well. Had I known I would have opted for the quilted version.

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#535806 - 04/10/18 11:07 PM Re: Seats Not Wearing Well [Re: 2Sharp]
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Originally Posted By 2Sharp
Ken do you wear a belt? My miles are less and my wear is much less. I suspect sliding down the back seat is not a good idea so I will change how I get in and seated which is already cumbersome. Clearly morgan needs to change how they stitch this as well. Had I known I would have opted for the quilted version.


No belt.
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#535868 - 05/10/18 01:44 PM Re: Seats Not Wearing Well [Re: KenShapiro]
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Let us know what the dealer says. Mine certainly look worse than I remember, so I don't think that changing how I sit down has helped stop it from getting worse.

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#536159 - 07/10/18 01:39 PM Re: Seats Not Wearing Well [Re: NickValentine]
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Originally Posted By NickValentine
Let us know what the dealer says. Mine certainly look worse than I remember, so I don't think that changing how I sit down has helped stop it from getting worse.


Will do. Awaiting a response.
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#538634 - 22/10/18 06:16 PM Re: Seats Not Wearing Well [Re: KenShapiro]
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Any updates?
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#538636 - 22/10/18 06:26 PM Re: Seats Not Wearing Well [Re: Draggin]
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Originally Posted By Draggin
Any updates?


Dealer filed claim (actually two) with Morgan weeks ago. Shockingly they have yet to respond. 😂
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