2017 California T leather deforming

Discussion in 'California/Portofino/Roma' started by Jonathan Gross, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. Jonathan Gross

    Feb 11, 2020
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    Jonathan Gross
    Purchased a 2017 California T last year, and I noticed the roll bar covers and the driver dash leather are loosening up and getting ripples. Has anyone had the same problems? The car is currently at the dealer for service, I have extended warranty and free maintenance. Does the fix include new material, or reapplication of glue?
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  3. vjd3

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    There was a post recently commenting that this occurs because Ferrari only uses glue to put the leather on instead of glue and staples, so the glue loosens up with heat over time. When they repair it, they should staple it down so it will hold better.

    I do not believe this would be covered under the extended New Power warranty but if you extended the original new car warranty with two additional years before it expired, it probably would be. Or, if you're servicing it at the dealership where you bought it, they might give you some goodwill on it.
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    Roll bar covers are not terribly expensive to have recovered. The dash would be a few thousand dollars plus R&R time. Depending on your dash colors, sometimes straight black can be a little less expensive than two tone. Then again, pay a little more and get a one of one done... if you are doing it anyways!

    Could be covered under warranty extension like vjd3 mentioned, but not under new power warranty.

  5. whatheheck

    whatheheck F1 Rookie

    Mar 27, 2006
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    I have a post here about that.

    It's a common issue on Cali T.

    Mine is a 2016 Cali T and my roll bar covers are warped too due to leather shrinkage, heat from sun.
    I am now applying 303 Leather Treatment with UV protection to protect the interior leather from UV rays.

    I will be removing mine and have it recovered by a local leather car guy. I'm estimating around $200.00 parts and labor.

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