Advice on peeling dash

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1) ***** at dealer
2) replace with standard dash
3 have aftermarket upholstery look at it and see what they say

Probably 2 or 3 are your best bets. I would lean towards #3.
 

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ok:

1) ***** at dealer
2) replace with standard dash
3 have aftermarket upholstery look at it and see what they say

Probably 2 or 3 are your best bets. I would lean towards #3.

I am doing #1. If this happens again will be forced to do #2. I made the mistake of getting emotionally invested with my car but if I want to keep it (on the fence on a Defender 2021; if they ever make it to US market) will have to go #3. I looked on the websites suggested on earlier posts (very helpful) and they don’t have the one for my specific Landmark edition. Will have to order in the UK.
 

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Reviving a dead thread, sorry.
I have this issue as well on my 2014.
Dealership wants $4k to replace. I had conversations with LR USA for months trying to get them to pay for it and all they did was offer a discount on the part.
I talked to an independent auto upholstery shop and they didn't want to touch it given liability for messing up the passenger side air bag deployment.
 
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My dealership changed the whole leather dashboard under warranty. After reading other posts with this very same problem, I’ve been very religious about covering the area with a visor I bought at Land Rover online shop. Looking new still. The LUX package has the front extension made of real and quite delicate leather unlike the other models (they might look like leather but they are not, as some have pointed out). If it peels off ever again, I will replace it with faux leather and not the real thing as it will keep getting damaged by the Sun. I don’t think it’s worth the expense. Mine started to peel quite rapidly; still under original warranty. Both times. They won’t cover a third.
 

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Reviving a dead thread, sorry.
I have this issue as well on my 2014.
Dealership wants $4k to replace. I had conversations with LR USA for months trying to get them to pay for it and all they did was offer a discount on the part.
I talked to an independent auto upholstery shop and they didn't want to touch it given liability for messing up the passenger side air bag deployment.
Seems like it's a trend, same thing is happening to my landmark '16. Trying to figure out the next steps to remedy.
 

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Im so sorry. Ugh! I hated the way it looked from the outside. All raggedy. It’s not meant for warmer climates; it seems.
 

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Yeah, I actually am in the process of selling my LR4 but if I was keeping it, I'd replace with the non-leather option to avoid future occurrences.
 

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Is yours a 2016 too? Looks just like mine.I wonder if it’s a warm climate issue. Do you keep your car in hot weather?
 

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Someone I know in Denver has the same problem on their 2016. And Denver isn’t exactly hitting Phoenix temps. Maybe leather drying out and shrinking if it’s not kept moisturized?
 

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