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Cadillac ATS General Discussion Forum Discussion, Square imprint in front seats? in Cadillac ATS Discussion Forums; I just bought my ATS last week and immediately noticed this square imprint in both of my front seats. It ...
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    Square imprint in front seats?

    I just bought my ATS last week and immediately noticed this square imprint in both of my front seats. It is much worse on the passenger seat...I tried to highlight it in the picture.

    Does anyone else have this or know what it is??photo (1).JPG
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    Re: Square imprint in front seats?

    Has SpongeBob SquarePants been driving your car?...lol...just had to post it.....maybe a seat warmer or seat vibration pad(s)?

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    Re: Square imprint in front seats?

    The seat heater maybe? The passenger seat doesn't have the vibrator function. Either way, it looks like a defect in the leater that should be covered under warranty.

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    Re: Square imprint in front seats?

    I've got the same indents/imprints on both my Morello Red seats as well.

    I assume it's a bracket of some sort for the leg extension...

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    Re: Square imprint in front seats?

    Not a seat warmer, that part of my seat is always freezing even after the Warner's have been on for a while

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    Re: Square imprint in front seats?

    I'd think it would be for the safety alert seat.

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    Re: Square imprint in front seats?

    The safety alert seat is only on the drivers side, and even there the vibratory thing is farther back.

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    Re: Square imprint in front seats?

    As an FYI, I took my car in, and they are going to replace the seat covers.

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    Re: Square imprint in front seats?

    I wonder if that will be a fix or if the objects underneath will simply wear into the next set of seat covers?

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    Re: Square imprint in front seats?

    There is nothing under there. We popped it off and looked. It seemed like excess glue/lining under there that caused it.

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    Re: Square imprint in front seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoVA_ATS View Post
    There is nothing under there. We popped it off and looked. It seemed like excess glue/lining under there that caused it.
    That's odd. When I run my hand over it I definitely feel a raised area where the imprints are. I wonder if it's just the padding though.

    I'll bring it up to my dealer when I go in for an oil change. I also have the issues of the creaking steering wheel and tougher-to-close driver side door to contend with as well.

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    Re: Square imprint in front seats?

    JChen, please let me know if you would like any assistance working with your dealer! I'm happy to contact them on your behalf if you like, so please email me at Katie_Lucille@gmexpert.com and I'm always happy to investigate further for you.

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    Re: Square imprint in front seats?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoVA_ATS View Post
    There is nothing under there. We popped it off and looked. It seemed like excess glue/lining under there that caused it.
    Was replacing the seat cover successful in eliminating the imprints?

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    Re: Square imprint in front seats?

    I am still waiting for the covers to show up...

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    Re: Square imprint in front seats?

    I just went through this today with my Dealer (2013 ATS) and in my case it is the Safety Alert Seat mechanism that is protruding up through the seat cover on both lower Driver's side bolsters. An inspection of new 2014 ATSs on his lot showed the same condition.
    Seems the device sits in a foam pocket ( not deep enough in my opinion) and then some covering over it -- not adequate to mask its location. Maybe for functionality it is so close to the surface - but Cadillac could and should do better to mimic the smooth fit and finish of the matching passenger seat.
    Anyway - I am not happy with no remedy here. Most leather driver's seats tend to not look fresh after a while anyway and now we have a condition at the onset of ownership with this distortion in the bolsters when the Driver Awareness Package option is provided on the car. Thank you very much re $845.00 for this unsightly feature !!!

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