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I searched a good bit and did not find anything this specific on Bolt seats.
If I missed something, my apologies, and links to relevant discussions are welcome. Please and thank you.

I have a new-to-me 2019 Premium, love it so far, it's like new.

Last night, as I sat down in the driver's seat and pivoted in, I heard a bit of a crunching noise.
As I felt along the edge/corner of the curved bolster, it is clear that whatever plastic structural component there is under the leather has cracked/fractured down toward the bottom.
I felt the other side and the same areas on the passenger-side seat, and they are intact.

I have no way of knowing if I caused this at that time, but I don't believe I did.
I'm small-statured, and don't know what kind of force/repetition it might take to break this, but it seems clear it is broken.

So, questions:
Has anyone else experienced this?
Is it worth repairing or is it possible to repair it?
(I am specifically wondering if the side bolster air bag might be a problem in this case.)
Given that I bought a factory-certified model, what is the chance such a repair might be covered by the warranty?
 

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So, questions:
Has anyone else experienced this?
Is it worth repairing or is it possible to repair it?
(I am specifically wondering if the side bolster air bag might be a problem in this case.)
Given that I bought a factory-certified model, what is the chance such a repair might be covered by the warranty?
There's at least one forum member that had the plastic seat back break and fixed it.
 

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There's at least one forum member that had the plastic seat back break and fixed it.
Thanks. Not the same thing I'm dealing with, perhaps I need to get some photos to accompany the description.

It is interesting to see what's under the covering - and I'm having a hard time matching what I feel with what I am seeing there with his photos.

I have seen that seats are a common issue and lots of folks discuss modifying them to make them more comfortable.
 

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Given that it's a factory certified model, I'm guessing you have some sort of warranty. If so, I'd take it in and just state you noticed it. I wouldn't mention how you thought you might have broken it. :) For what's it worth, I've had my 2017 Premium for about six months and I haven't noticed this but, I'm not too surprised - the seats seem to be narrower and a bit more fragile than other cars. Keep us posted.
 
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