Sorry, I think I posted this in the wrong part of the forum earlier.
Car is an Astra Sport hatch SRi 1.7 CDTi 05 plate with 17,000 miles and my problem is that the stitching down both sides of the centre part of the rear seat is coming away and fraying even though there is rarely anyone in the rear of the car.
I took the car to Vauxhall just before its 3 year warranty was up and they informed me that the interior trim warranty was only 1 year and that they no longer stocked that trim part ( to me it was standard charcoal).
About a year later I decided to take the car to a vehicle upholsterer to have it restitched and was informed that it was like this due to a manufacturing defect and that this was not the first one that he had come across and also that if he attempted to repair it that it would more than likely fall apart due to the faulty material.
I was wondering if any other forum members (other than HuffanPuff who I have pm'd) have had the same fault and if they successfully argued their case with Vauxhall to have the seat recovered?