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Angry faults with artico upholstery

I have an Artico problem on my 2010 M300 CDI and found some old benzworld blogs (B240 site) from people with same problem in Canada, US and UK - cracking on the driver's door seat panel closest to the door.
Nothing to do with cold. I live in Perth, Australia and it never gets under 10 centigrade on the coldest nights. Could be heat but the 3 cracks started where there were 3 discoloured (milky) marks about the size of a 20 cent piece.
MB dealer here reckons a dog scratched the seat and quotes $2400 to fix (parts only). Dealer can't explain why the background material has obvious discolouration.
Found the old blogs and emailed him and said the dog has obviously been visiting other countries and has an obvious penchant for scrtaching MB cars in exactly the same place whatever country he is in. Suggested MB should track the bastard down and shoot him.
Anyone (other than B class owners) having same problems with artico? . Perhaps its just MB models made in USA?
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