Dye Transfer on C7 Corvette Seats: Flaw or Just Reality?

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Corvette Passenger Seat Smudging

Your Warranty Apparently Doesn’t Cover Dye Transfer on the Seats

You’re an owner of a new Corvette, you’ve adjusted your seat to make yourself comfortable, but then you notice something off. Is that glaring stain on the top of your leather seat caused by dye transfer? How does it happen? Well, one of our members, theplatinumog,┬áis getting the word out.

This is one of those situations that’s very loaded, with multiple issues. First of all, you have a bit of oversight from GM. Allowing a seat to move beyond its physical limits seems a bit strange, but the dye from this instance comes from the seat rubbing the top headliner.

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Next is the fact that it seems nearly impossible to clean off. Normally, during the process of picking out materials to use for a car, fabrics are picked and tested for dye transfer and ease of cleaning. Alas, for some lighter colors, dye transfer is just a part of life. Apart from covering the seat like you would in a retirement home, there’s not much you can do to prevent some discoloration. However, most leather cleaners and conditioners can reverse that.

The main and final issue, though, is that this apparently isn’t covered under warranty. Granted, it’s not something that renders the car inoperable, but perhaps a better offer from GM might be in order.

We sympathize with the owner in this instance, and hope for a fix to a blemish that shouldn’t really be there.

Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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