I purchased my 52-25 Chariot in May 2003 from a dealer in Durham, NC. After approximately 3 months a crack developed in the padding of right arm rest and about 3 inches of the padded arm rest came off on the suspension seat that I purchased extra. I took the arm rest to the dealer and they replaced same under warranty. Over the winter the same thing developed in the arm rest on the left side of the suspension seat and it also came off. I just took the mower into the dealer for a spring service and check up and requested that they replace the arm rest on the left side. The dealer called me today and advised that Great Dane now informs him that the whole suspension seat would be covered under warranty, but not the armrest and they will not replace the whole seat because of a defective armrest. Could you advise why one armrest would be covered but not the other and why the $500 seat is warranted, but not the armrest on the $500 seat. It seems to me to be a material defect since it occurred on both armrest. It doesn't do much good to have a two year warranty, if it doesn't cover anything. Thanks for a response.