I always use a sun reflector in my windshield and try to park as out of the sun as possible, however she sits for 7-8 hours from 8 am to 4 pm while I work so I'm sure the heat during peak times is pretty high in there. I seen the thermostat hit 100+ a few times already this summer.
While it's too dark now to take a proper picture of it, I'll post one tomorrow morning but in case anyone has noticed similar issue I figured I'd give the post a head start. My question really is if anyone else has noticed this and if they know of a good way to reverse or replace the damaged vinyl/leather or what're it's made out of!
That is the first posted......strange.......is the car still in b to b?
I guess heat could contribute but then I would think it would be more widespread.
Do you park in the same spot every day?........there was a situation here in Chicago, I think, where one of the new buildings downtown was reflecting sunlight off its windows and it was focusing on two or three parking spots.
The plastic outside mirror housings were melting off the cars......I remember the news interviewing a hapless Jaguar owner that had the driver mirror melt and deform.
Anyways, not a known issue.....if sunlight is involved throw a sacrificial towel over it I guess.
Honestly it looks like it is vinyl that is separating. If you are still under warranty I would take it to the dealer and get it replaced. The leather interior is typically just the seating surfaces with vinyl everywhere else...
Kind of looks more like the center arm rest than the console, and see you are from New England, Arizona really has problems like this. Major problem with our center arm rest was rattles, took it all apart and separated the plastic pieces with thing weather stripping.
Is item 12 on this parts diagram, Ours is tan, have leather but this one is vinyl, been able to straighten out wrinkles in vinyl with a heat gun, but do this at your own risk. Ours is on its way to the wrecking yard, rear ended and totaled by a drunk. See used ones on ebay for 50 bucks, that tells me our car is worth far more in parts than sitting in a used car lot in perfect condition.