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Old 09-06-2006, 03:43 AM   #1
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Default Seats fading covered under warrant?

I'm not sure where to ask this question so i'll put it under here. Please move it if need be.

I have a 2003 WRX with the extended warranty. I just noticed the back seats have lots of fading. I only noticed it because i moved one of the seatbelts and the difference was pretty noticeable. My question is would this be covered under the warranty or am i SOL? I did a search but couldn't find anything useful.

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Old 09-06-2006, 10:25 AM   #2
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I think not but, ask the dealer anyway.
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:12 AM   #3
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How many miles are on the vehicle? Possibly it may be covered under the original warranty, if still in effect. Otherwise, it is going to depend on the extended warranty and coverage you have
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:08 PM   #4
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35000 miles but it's already been 4 years (got my car late 2002)

How would i check which extended warranty I have?

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Old 09-06-2006, 01:48 PM   #5
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If you do get it replaced, you can always add some window tint to the rear glass to keep this from happening again. But then, you may not like tint on your ride. My '02 WRX has no sign of fading in the rear seats in FL
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Old 09-06-2006, 01:59 PM   #6
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To determine which warranty, look through your paperwork from when you bought the car. You should find something there. Or the original dealer you bought it from might can help you (if they are helpful).

I don't know about Subaru dealers or new cars, and extended warranties vary greatly on what they cover depending on who the warranty company is and what level of coverage you buy. But I've had extended warranties sold to me with a used car that was supposed to be "gold coverage" but really were crap. Had a MAF problem and when I called about it was told "read the fine print on the back of your contract: we only cover 6 electrical parts." Six? There's like hundreds on a car and this premium contract only covered 6!!! At least that was the only problem I had on my pickup.

I believe I've seen a thread on fading seats around here a while back, I thought. Anyhow, this sounds like a long shot on getting any coverage. But good luck!
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Old 09-06-2006, 02:57 PM   #7
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If you do get it replaced, you can always add some window tint to the rear glass to keep this from happening again. But then, you may not like tint on your ride. My '02 WRX has no sign of fading in the rear seats in FL
Yes, I do have tint now. I live in Houston and park outside so the seats do get a beating.

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To determine which warranty, look through your paperwork from when you bought the car. You should find something there. Or the original dealer you bought it from might can help you (if they are helpful).

I don't know about Subaru dealers or new cars, and extended warranties vary greatly on what they cover depending on who the warranty company is and what level of coverage you buy. But I've had extended warranties sold to me with a used car that was supposed to be "gold coverage" but really were crap. Had a MAF problem and when I called about it was told "read the fine print on the back of your contract: we only cover 6 electrical parts." Six? There's like hundreds on a car and this premium contract only covered 6!!! At least that was the only problem I had on my pickup.

I believe I've seen a thread on fading seats around here a while back, I thought. Anyhow, this sounds like a long shot on getting any coverage. But good luck!
I will take a look when i get a chance. Thanks.
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Old 09-06-2006, 06:34 PM   #8
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Faded upholstery is not covered under any Subaru extended warranties.
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:07 PM   #9
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Faded upholstery is not covered under any Subaru extended warranties.
Yes, was just browsing through the warranty book and it quotes "There is no coverage for normal deterioration or fading of paint, soft trim, cosmetic and appearance items"

Guess I'm SOL
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