Actually, I asked the serviceman at today's dealership if the pad came already installed in the new foam cushion and he said no. This is partly why I couldn't believe the cost of a new cushion.You probably know by now that the pad comes with the cushion, hence to cost.
Actually the first dealer should take care of the problem as it was part of a warranty repair that they failed to do properly. In warranty booklet, there is some jargon about a dealer that fails to do a warranty repair correctly, Kia should be notified and they will make a determination as to the correction, and that has happened.
I may have to go back to the original dealer for KIA to get involved with the cost of the repair. I just don't know yet. I feel frustrated because as I said before, the first dealership has been very good to work with and they have, in the past, gone above and beyond in customer service and I have let them know how much I appreciated it but when I went back 2 days after the original install with my concerns, I felt I was basically being brushed off , even though I was told that I could meet with the head mechanic and the manager, it never happened. I have to get this done correctly because the seat is now getting lumpy underneath the leather fabric and I can only imagine it will get worse with time.
At any rate, thanks for letting me vent!