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FritzK
12-02-2004, 11:33 AM
Has anyone had a problem with the driver seat heater burning a hole in the seat? My 2004 525 just did.

Fritz K

Desertnate
12-02-2004, 11:37 AM
I guy in a 7 series just reported a similar problem. Here is the thread.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80068

dagoo98
12-03-2004, 09:38 AM
Has anyone had a problem with the driver seat heater burning a hole in the seat? My 2004 525 just did.

Fritz K

Burning a hole in your seat? That's just ridiculous.

teamdfl
12-03-2004, 12:40 PM
For anything that is a fire hazard:

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/

sky
12-03-2004, 03:35 PM
Has anyone had a problem with the driver seat heater burning a hole in the seat? My 2004 525 just did.

Fritz K
I can see the headline now...
"BMW's will literally burn a hole in your pocket!!"
Not good. Hmmm, wonder if Lexus has these problems?

Ågent99
12-03-2004, 05:22 PM
Wow! That is something that should never happen.

dagoo98
12-06-2004, 07:07 AM
I am sure that we will be seing a lot more complaints about this because it is occurring in different series vehicles (5+7) and also because it is getting colder and people will be using their heated seats all the time now because I know that I do.

hmr
12-06-2004, 07:27 AM
Hmm, if I were sitting on something getting that hot, I'd turn it down or off. I'm wondering if people are in these seats when this happens or whether they've just left the car running with the heated seats blasted full on for an extended time.

gfeiner
12-06-2004, 07:44 AM
I'm guessing we will be seeing a post from Vatkens soon: "I'm sorry to hear about your problem....." :rolleyes:

markl53
12-08-2004, 12:26 PM
Hmm, if I were sitting on something getting that hot, I'd turn it down or off. I'm wondering if people are in these seats when this happens or whether they've just left the car running with the heated seats blasted full on for an extended time.
There's something called a thermostat which should prevent the heater from becoming too hot :yikes: -- doesn't matter how long you leave the thing on for...

jvheitz
12-21-2004, 07:44 AM
Hello all, this is my first post in this forum.

My 04 530 also has this problem. I put the heater on, and within seconds smelled something burning. I immediately turned off the heater (it was on for about 10 - 15 seconds). After searching the board, I went to look at my seat and noticed a spot on the drivers seat melted (almost burned thru).

Contacted my dealer, and they said they were aware of the problem and scheduled service.
Sad thing is, my car was just there last week for oil change/i-drive update. You would think they would have taken care of that recall at that time before my seat burned.
Seems to be a MAJOR problem since now the cold weather is here - hopefully they let people know before someone actually gets hurt.

avalys
12-21-2004, 07:33 PM
Yeah, I was at the dealer a week or two ago, and heard someone complaining to their SA about it. The SA said there was a recall out about it, but they were waiting on parts (I think).