The leather seats on a Juke are not all leather!
June 28, 2018
I bought my loaded to the Max 2012 Juke off the showroom. Had everything Nissan makes on it. Absolute top of the line. I’m retired so it gets driven little. 6 years old 37k Miles. At 27k miles the side of the drivers seat started to split. How can this be, it’s leather! Turns out after a dozen calls, emails and complaints to Nissian. Only the part that touches the body has to be leather. I’m a small guy. 175 pounds, careful how I get in my car to protect the leather. Visits to top upholstery shops, all agree, cheapest vinyl they could use. I began to look for a used seat lower part. Every high end salvage told me the same thing ’they all do it’. I finally gave up. I’m having the seat fixed with LEATHER. Just to offer the upholstery shop an option, I decided to buy a the seat cover, just the butt part so they could sew a nice piece of leather on the side. Ready!!! Nissan dealer nearly dropped the phone. You have to buy the entire bottom of the seat, frame and all. Just over $1,800.00. Eighteen hundred dollars. I love my AWD TURBO Juke. I usually buy a new car every two years. I’ll keep this car until one of us stops. That said. My first new car for graduating high school was a Datsun. I owned the first privately owned 79 280ZX in Wichita Ks when they came out. Nissan said. So what, we will do nothing about our cheap vinyl. Funny, my Lexus was all leather. SAD SAD SAD.