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TRD/SR5 seat fabric wear?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Cwood8656, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Dec 11, 2008 at 8:21 PM
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    Cwood8656

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    Hey all,

    I have a 2008 DC SR5 TRD prerunner with the standard cloth sport seats. The truck has about 6500 miles on it since new. The truck was purchased new from my local dealer in August. Very gentle usage, in my opinion. The driver's side seat bolsters both bottom and the side are showing what I would say is very noticable wear, with threads pulling loose from the weave of the seat material. I see a couple of spots on the PS seat doing the same thing, on the bottom. That seat has been sat on about 10 times total since new. I'm wondering if this is a known problem with the 08 trucks like mine, and what the dealer network has been doing for folks with this problem.

    Thanks in advance for your help.



    Chris.
     
  2. Dec 11, 2008 at 8:45 PM
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    aaronk

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    My 2008 is showing some wear in the seat. I have the base model (no SR5 and no TRD) so I think my seats are even cheaper than yours. If you look at it it doesn't necessarily look like a lot, but considering the truck is only 10 months old it IS a lot of wear.
     
  3. Dec 12, 2008 at 1:17 AM
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    FoxySandChick

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    I have the base model seats ie. cheap cloth and I have no signs of wear on my 07 that I have had for 14 months and 15k miles :D love my Wet Okole seat covers that I installed last June, so 9 months unprotected and they still looked new.

    How about some pics, so we can see how bad it is.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2008 at 3:22 AM
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    stro1965

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    I've noticed that they seem to stain very easily. My seat covers should be here by Christmas though.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2008 at 5:05 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Bring it to the dealer, you are still within warranty and at least get it documented on the VIN. Agree no seat should breakdown, I covered mine with Wet Okoles since my interior was light & have a dog, but any cover would be an improvement.

    Toyota hasn't made a decent seat since the old 7-way sport buckets 89-early 95. I absolutely loved those seats. The TRDs are nice too, bummer its happening for you & interested in what toyota says.... keep us posted.
     
  6. Dec 12, 2008 at 5:14 AM
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    vtragweed

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  7. Dec 12, 2008 at 5:37 AM
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    I think that Toyota made them that way so you would have to buy their seat covers. I mean what kind of fabric stains from water?

    BTW mine is an 05 PreRunner TRD Sport
     
  8. Dec 12, 2008 at 5:40 AM
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    Motorshooter

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    I'm not having a wear problem with the seats in my 07. :D
     
  9. Dec 12, 2008 at 8:24 AM
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    Hadoken

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    I'm noticing alot of wear on my 2005 TRD Sport where the lumbar support wheel rubs against the bottom of the seat when my fat rear compresses it.
    Does anyone have any pictures of the TRD seat covers installed? That picture is really hard to tell and the colors look weird..
     
  10. Dec 12, 2008 at 12:33 PM
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    grantfire319

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    I have three kids under 6yrs old, so I'll let you guess what I have had on mine. Pist poor seat fabric.
     
  11. Dec 13, 2008 at 3:02 AM
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    FoxySandChick

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    My friend just got a 4 Runner with SR5 seats "upgraded seat material" and complains that it stains from water.
    My cheapo base model seats didn't stain from water, but I got covers cause of a big hairy dog. 9 months of the dog without covers didn't damage my seats though.
     
  12. Dec 13, 2008 at 3:31 AM
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    JDCPA

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    I want seat covers for my 09 SR5 but want to keep the seat mounted air bags functional. WHo has these covers available?
     
  13. Dec 13, 2008 at 3:57 AM
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    Call Wet Okole- Call Toll Free (888) 246-5653
     
  14. Dec 13, 2008 at 5:38 AM
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    All they had were the rubber covers. In Florida you want nothing but cloth.

    Still looking.
     
  15. Dec 17, 2008 at 1:43 PM
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    Thanks for the replys everybody. Here are a couple of pics. First is the driver's side upper bolster, second is the driver's side lower cushion. The little threads are where the weave is breaking. Anybody else see anything like this?

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    This is a 2008 which I purchased new, it has 6500 very gentle miles on it. I've never gotten into the seat with anything sharp in my pocket.


    Chris.
     
  16. Dec 17, 2008 at 1:45 PM
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    Did you talk to the dealer about it?
     
  17. Dec 17, 2008 at 2:01 PM
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    Have not talked to the dealer yet. I'm right in the middle of moving from one state to another, so will do that as soon as I can. Problem I see coming is even if the dealer replaces the seat covers with new ones, the new one will just do that same thing. At least it seems that way to me.
     
  18. Dec 19, 2008 at 1:56 AM
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    FoxySandChick

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    Yeah all they make is neoprene (wet suits) material covers. I live in Vegas where is gets HOT and my covers don't make it any hotter at all. What is your concern with the neoprene in Florida?
     
  19. Dec 19, 2008 at 4:30 AM
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    Definitely abrasion of some sort causing this. You're most likely right, new covers would do the same. I sprung for the TRD covers as I was afraid the light gray would stain easily. They fit great and will protect what you're seeing here.

     
  20. Dec 19, 2008 at 8:35 AM
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    Rubber doesn't breath. With our heat combined with our humidity anything I sit on has to breath.

    I prefer cloth to leather, too. Anything but cloth sticks to your legs when you wear shorts in the summer down here. Your dry heat is a whole lot easier to take.
     
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