New C3 VT seat problem

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My Name: Night Stalker

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About 8 weeks after buying a brand new C3 VT i noticed the driver's seat had started to wear as if you were to rub a carpet the wrong way the fibers stand up. A bit like this but more pronounced and its only in a certain patch. Well i took it back to the dealers and eventually after 3 months i finally got a new seat put it(as well as a rattle being fixed in the air vent) Alls well for about 10 days before the same problem happens in almost the same spot.

Is this a common problem with new C3's or is this just my luck and i get the Dodge seat(s)?
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Hello Night Stalker

Its strange to get seat wear on a new car, and ever stranger to get it twice.

I have never seen this problem before and would like to see some photos of the affected seat area.

Would it be possible to upload a few pictures showing the problem?

You may need to resize the them to about 800 pixels wide or high to fit, any trouble, please ask.
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