I purchased these seats 4 years ago with the passenger seat side bolster in the current condition. Looks to be a couple broken stitches, showing the seam
The material itself is not damaged & it hasn't progressed (opened up) in the time I've owned them.
No other issues, marks or damage.
Being on the passenger side I never really noticed it, so it didn't bother me. None of my passengers ever made any comments so it's not that obvious, but for those looking for perfection a automotive upholstery shop can repair them to like new condition.
As mentioned the material is not cut or missing, just the stitches.
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