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Old 06-02-2013, 08:30 PM   #1
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Anyone with a 2012 or 2013 GS have these seats besides me?

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Old 06-02-2013, 08:32 PM   #2
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I have them, why do you ask?
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:34 PM   #3
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...other than the color (mine are cashmere)...looks the same.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:35 PM   #4
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Same seats different color on my'13 GS oh well.


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Old 06-02-2013, 09:29 PM   #5
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We know the GS has a wide body and soft tires but the seats are the same as all the others. You can get the fancy Logo for a few more dollars.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:32 PM   #6
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No luck getting the backs?
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:34 PM   #7
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Mine are titanium in the center and ebony on the outside
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:06 PM   #8
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I have them, why do you ask?
Through bitter experience due to someone T-boning my GS, I have discovered that these seats cannot be replaced. GM discontinued them and kept no spares or stock. No GM supplier including the vendors on the Forum can get replacements.

The only options now are to have the origninal manufacturor who made them for GM to make another set...and that will take 8-10 weeks. Either that or change the seats completely to something other than the car was originally equipped with.

The main reason for this thread is to say if you have these seats, care for them like they are they are irreplacable...because they are exactly that.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:17 PM   #9
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You didn't ask but I'd wait the 8-10 weeks to get those exact ones back in your car!!
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:22 PM   #10
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Through bitter experience due to someone T-boning my GS, I have discovered that these seats cannot be replaced. GM discontinued them and kept no spares or stock. No GM supplier including the vendors on the Forum can get replacements.

The only options now are to have the origninal manufacturor who made them for GM to make another set...and that will take 8-10 weeks. Either that or change the seats completely to something other than the car was originally equipped with.

The main reason for this thread is to say if you have these seats, care for them like they are they are irreplacable...because they are exactly that.


You are saying that GM does not have and can't get 'what amounts to parts' for 2012-13 model year Corvettes?

I think there are federal laws governing parts availability? Am I wrong?
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:06 AM   #11
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Through bitter experience due to someone T-boning my GS, I have discovered that these seats cannot be replaced. GM discontinued them and kept no spares or stock. No GM supplier including the vendors on the Forum can get replacements.

The only options now are to have the origninal manufacturor who made them for GM to make another set...and that will take 8-10 weeks. Either that or change the seats completely to something other than the car was originally equipped with.

The main reason for this thread is to say if you have these seats, care for them like they are they are irreplacable...because they are exactly that.
I would do some more homework......I believe its federal law that they do, and I believe its for 7 or 8 years after the last model year.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:28 AM   #12
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My new '13 GS has cashmere and black seats, but the center of the seat bottom and back is cashmere, not black like yours.

An option you might want to consider..... Will post a photo of them if requested.

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Old 06-03-2013, 06:19 AM   #13
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Through bitter experience due to someone T-boning my GS, I have discovered that these seats cannot be replaced. GM discontinued them and kept no spares or stock. No GM supplier including the vendors on the Forum can get replacements.

The main reason for this thread is to say if you have these seats, care for them like they are they are irreplacable...because they are exactly that.
Any part can be replaced on the C6, I would do more homework.

You may have to wait for the part to be ordered, but it is replacable.

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Old 06-03-2013, 08:58 AM   #14
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Any part can be replaced on the C6, I would do more homework.

You may have to wait for the part to be ordered, but it is replacable.
The dealership doing the repair is in Bowling Green and they are closely associated with the factory and the NCM. The owner of the dealership AND the factory manager have been researching this issue for quite some time so THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS.

In my case, the driver side seat is fine but the passenger seat was ripped up. The bottom line for me is like one poster already suggested...I will be waiting 8 more weeks for the manufacturor to make a new matching seat.

Big sigh because they've had the car for 7 weeks now. 8 more makes a total of 15 weeks without my Corvette. Yes, the seats are not toally irreplaceable but as long as it takes to get another one, you will think it almost is.

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Old 06-03-2013, 09:04 AM   #15
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The seats themselves aren't the problem...the correct replacement seat COVERS are the issue, right? They aren't trying to replace the actual seat...or are they?
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:43 AM   #16
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I really feel for you. Nobody should have to wait that long for a seat cover. My 07 had a two-tone interior with crossed flags and after reading this story I'm glad my 12GS has nothing but a solid Ebony interior.

Good luck my friend.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:12 AM   #17
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The seats themselves aren't the problem...the correct replacement seat COVERS are the issue, right? They aren't trying to replace the actual seat...or are they?
Yes. You are correct. The issue is one of seat covers.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:50 PM   #18
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Yes. You are correct. The issue is one of seat covers.

Duct Tape the passenger seat and use your car until the new seat/seat cover arrives

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Old 06-03-2013, 01:28 PM   #19
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Yes. You are correct. The issue is one of seat covers.
Yea, I didn't mean to sound like a know it all in my post above, sorry.

I was looking at getting a kit to upgrade my 2011 to the newer seats, will these guys be any help?

http://www.partstaxi.com/products.php?partID=1636

They sell a LOT of seat upgrade kits, maybe they can help find one in stock somewhere, might be worth an email or a call.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:33 PM   #20
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Duct Tape the passenger seat and use your car until the new seat/seat cover arrives
That's actually the plan at this point and even the dealership suggested it. I plan to go get the car next week and the dealership in Bowling Green will ship the seat covers to my local dealership in Georgia...once they finally show up.

I guess I'll just hide the bad seat with a big beach towel or something.
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