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Old 01-17-2013, 01:58 PM   #31
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A more permanent solution? Okay . . . throw a towel over it every time? How is that difficult?
Yeah ... that's REAL convenient .... needing to carry around spare towels around so that your car works properly without causing damage to itself .... good solution ....


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Old 01-17-2013, 02:06 PM   #32
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2012 (2011 build) SEL hb with leather. Ive only had my seats down a couple times, and once when I bought a tv. Also took a nap in my car with the seats down flat once. I haven't noticed any indents in my leather seats.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:27 PM   #33
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nseah, thanks for the feedback! I just remembered that I did leave the seats down (nothing in the back of the car, no weight on the seat) for a week. Too lazy to put them back up i guess. Maybe leaving them down for a week caused the indents.

Regardless of whether this caused it or not, it is still a design flaw. I'm going to try the pipe insulation suggestion. I think i have some leftover from when I wrapped my house's pipes.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:35 PM   #34
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Same problem in mine, thought it doesn't bother me that much.

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Old 01-17-2013, 05:32 PM   #35
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I tried swim noodles and pipe insulation but there was too much friction for them to stay in place permanently. Taping them or zipties didn't seem to help.

So I bought the vinyl cutting board at the Dollar Tree, cut it into pieces big enough, put a strip of Velcro on the ends to hold them over the brackets. I may have made the pieces a little too narrow (3.75" x 7.5") but we'll see. It seems to stay out of the way and serves it's purpose as far as I can see.

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From the back of the seat:


From above:


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I'll have to give this a try when I get off work, 2012sel. It looks like it will do the trick. Does the sheet stick out when you put the seats down?
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They don't stick out. I would make the material at least 1" wider then I made it.

This doesn't completely solve the issue. After posting the pics, I left the seats down until now. The dents were still there, just less defined. Which I kind of expected. They did smooth out almost immediately but I only had them down for 2 1/2 hours.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:14 AM   #38
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I've got the same issue on my 2012 titanium. I've only had the seats folded down a couple of times, but it was obviously long enough to make the marks permanent.
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