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: 2006 525Xi power seat broken

07-22-2012, 12:18 PM
My passenger seat just broke, fails to move forward on its left side, makes a horrible grinding noise. The right side tries to move, but is limited due to the frozen left side. There's nothing stuck in there.

Has anyone else had this happen? Is it common? Any idea what the repair costs?

I love my BMW but why does a car with only 80K miles have stuff break? (Yes, there are other broken things). If I had 180K instead of 80K I would understand. I have a feeling that this wouldn't happen with a Japanese car.

07-22-2012, 01:23 PM
I had both of my thigh-extenders replaced under CPO. Keep in mind that your car is close to 7 years old model-wise; just about any car with that amount of time (I have 50K, not 80K) will have some issues, especially on items that don't receive a lot of use.