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Pappy Pipes 02-25-2013 08:12 PM

Sport Seats: Corrosion?
 
A crusty rust like substance is visible on the outer aluminum joint of both bucket seats in my new M Sport. It could be dried BBQ sauce for all I know but it's on both joints in same spot so I know it isn't a sloppy assembly worker dripping his Big Whopper. :rofl:

The seats work beautifully but this could indicate corrosion of other less visible parts. Anyone know what this is or have similar issue? Will post pics tomorrow.

tturedraider 02-25-2013 08:44 PM

This is a known issue with the F30 seats. I'm not sure what BMW is doing about it.

Pappy Pipes 02-25-2013 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by tturedraider (Post 7404856)
This is a known issue with the F30 seats. I'm not sure what BMW is doing about it.

Good to know, thanks! So there are other posts on this? Here's pic. The very fact it's visible is sloppy on the designer's part but in this case I'm glad the interior upholstery is visible. :dunno:

tturedraider 02-25-2013 09:05 PM

I have never before seen a BMW seat that had the frame exposed. I would call that a manufacturing defect. I'm recalling the rust issue was something that BMW has instructed the seat supplier to address. I don't think I would be satisfied to keep those seats and would insist on their replacement.

justinnum1 02-25-2013 09:08 PM

Something with the coating from the 3rd party

ktula 02-25-2013 10:15 PM

Has the rusty seat issue been taken care of for good?

Pappy Pipes 02-25-2013 10:44 PM

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This certainly puts damper on my 3 day old dream car. I can't believe BMW would hire assembly workers who have so much contempt for the company and so much disrespect for their cars and customers. Very disappointed in BMW as a corporation and the executives who run it. They obviously know about this and buried it under the rug.

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=726583
http://f20.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=743476
http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=777392
http://f20.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=743476
http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=781312

Wrote email to dealer requesting part replacement ASAP... Just like this guy got...
http://www.f30post.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=308

Oh, and here are pics from under my passenger and drivers seats... Shame on BMW! Suggest you check your cars peeps. :tsk:

ktula 02-25-2013 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pappy Pipes (Post 7405040)
This certainly puts damper on my 3 day old dream car. I can't believe BMW would hire assembly workers who have so much contempt for the company and so much disrespect for their cars and customers. Very disappointed in BMW as a corporation and the executives who run it. They obviously know about this and buried it under the rug.

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=726583
http://f20.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=743476
http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=777392
http://f20.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=743476
http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=781312

Wrote email to dealer requesting part replacement ASAP... Just like this guy got...
http://www.f30post.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=308

Oh, and here are pics from under my passenger and drivers seats... Shame on BMW! Suggest you check your cars peeps. :tsk:

Ouch! Sorry to hear about the rust spots on your 3-day old car. Apparently, you answered my question. The rusty seat frame issue is still unresolved. If this is happening to a 2-year old automaker, i can understand it. For BMW, it's inexcusable.

Pappy Pipes 02-25-2013 11:57 PM

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Originally Posted by ktula (Post 7405075)
Ouch! Sorry to hear about the rust spots on your 3-day old car. Apparently, you answered my question. The rusty seat frame issue is still unresolved. If this is happening to a 2-year old automaker, i can understand it. For BMW, it's inexcusable.

This is my first exposure with the "ultimate driving machine". I gather a gang of incompetent greedy crooked bastards populate the executive ranks at BMW? :thumbdwn:

Jamesonsviggen 02-26-2013 05:58 AM

The seats are made by Lear. It was their f up. I have seen reports of replacements being done at the dealer level.

suneil 02-26-2013 06:42 AM

i had mine replaced by my dealer...key is to act quick. Your build date is pretty late, new seats were commissioned after 11/2012, so I'm surprised that your seat frames snuck through...
regardless, ask the dealer to replace the entire seat frame.

samualcc 02-26-2013 06:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Pappy Pipes (Post 7405118)
This is my first exposure with the "ultimate driving machine". I gather a gang of incompetent greedy crooked bastards populate the executive ranks at BMW? :thumbdwn:

Slow down, take a breath :angel:

Call your dealer, give them a chance to make this right!

Orient330iNYC 02-26-2013 07:22 AM

whats the build date on your car?

justinnum1 02-26-2013 07:58 AM

Deep breaths, it's the bottom of the seat lol.

Pappy Pipes 02-26-2013 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by justinnum1 (Post 7405586)
Deep breaths, it's the bottom of the seat lol.

Yeah, LOL, the joke is on me. So much for Quality Control @ BMW... No explanation for this except dishonesty and greed! No one on BMW's assembly line saw this, right? Nobody at the dealer saw this, right? Bull! I'm thinking of notifying the FTSB and media. BMW foists defective cars on innocent victims, that's the bottom line. I think BMW should be penalized for its dishonesty and incompetence, that way they won't pull this stunt again.

And yes, I'll get the dealer to make this right.

bt1337 02-26-2013 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Pappy Pipes (Post 7405797)
Yeah, LOL, the joke is on me. So much for Quality Control @ BMW... No explanation for this except dishonesty and greed! No one on BMW's assembly line saw this, right? Nobody at the dealer saw this, right? Bull! I'm thinking of notifying the FTSB and media. BMW foists defective cars on innocent victims, that's the bottom line. I think BMW should be penalized for its dishonesty and incompetence, that way they won't pull this stunt again.

And yes, I'll get the dealer to make this right.

If you know someone in the media then please go for it regardless of whether you get this fixed or not. This will be a great service to future owners. They need to be held accountable for their suppliers as well.

Axxlrod 02-26-2013 10:03 AM

http://cdn.wwtdd.com/wp-content/uplo...02-450x300.jpg

Maybe she works at the seat company....

omaralt 02-26-2013 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Pappy Pipes (Post 7405797)
Yeah, LOL, the joke is on me. So much for Quality Control @ BMW... No explanation for this except dishonesty and greed! No one on BMW's assembly line saw this, right? Nobody at the dealer saw this, right? Bull! I'm thinking of notifying the FTSB and media. BMW foists defective cars on innocent victims, that's the bottom line. I think BMW should be penalized for its dishonesty and incompetence, that way they won't pull this stunt again.

And yes, I'll get the dealer to make this right.

your an idiot. yes dishonesty greed.. are you serious? you do realize there are millions of parts that go in the car right? you do realize that bmw does not make all the parts right? you do realize that sometimes one part out of these millions may be defective right? you do realize the defect was not evident when the car was built, but developed over time; during the shipping and selling process right? you do realize that bmw will make this right for you and not charge for it right?

who am i kidding, you'll probably go in there screaming and yelling demanding the service managers first born; furthering the sterotype that bmw drivers are d-bags

Pappy Pipes 02-26-2013 11:23 AM

Do you have anything to contribute besides being a troll, OMARALT?

ktula 02-26-2013 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by omaralt (Post 7406076)
you do realize the defect was not evident when the car was built, but developed over time; during the shipping and selling process right?

That excuse may have worked 5 or 6 months ago when reports of rusty seat frames started appearing. To have this problem still occurring on a F30 with recent build date is indefensible.

Is childish name-calling behavior tolerated on this forum?

SamS 02-26-2013 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by ktula (Post 7406112)
To have this problem still occurring on a F30 with recent build date is indefensible.

BMW fixed the rusty seat base issue with post-Nov 2012 builds. Mine is fine.

ktula 02-26-2013 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by SamS (Post 7406170)
BMW fixed the rusty seat base issue with post-Nov 2012 builds. Mine is fine.

Thanks. Isn't Pappy Pipes' car from a post-Nov 2012 build?

Byron Walter 02-26-2013 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by omaralt (Post 7406076)
your an idiot....

:bigpimp:

I thought that the OP might be getting a little hysterical but then I saw the images. I might accept the dealer not noticing that, since they are unlikely to be peeking around the bottom of the seat frames but... someone somewhere along the production line must have seen examples of this and should have stopped the line.

Hope the OP gets those suckers replaced.

SamS 02-26-2013 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by ktula (Post 7406174)
Thanks. Isn't Pappy Pipes' car from a post-Nov 2012 build?

I dunno, hopefully he can advise, and knows how to check.

Pappy Pipes 02-26-2013 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by SamS (Post 7406208)
I dunno, hopefully he can advise, and knows how to check.

Figured it out...
09/2012 F30 328i Sedan N26 USA Left hand drive N
Production Code: 3C13

Contacted BMW/NA and have scheduled appointment tomorrow to get car inspected at local dealer and order replacement parts.


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