MP, I agree it makes no sense. All of our previous 8 BMWs were able to achieve heat through the rear console even when equipped without a rear climate package.
I tell you it becomes tiresome arguing with the service nonstop. I gave up on the pulling to the right. And am about to give up on this. For our most expensive BMW to date this is the most disappointing of them.
I tried twice with the dealership. But in NJ there are 3 others within 30 minutes of me. I guess its time to try another.
Here is the write up from their expert diagnosis:
"HEATING OF THE REAR PASSENGERS IS ACHIEVED THROUGH THE FLOOR DUCTS IN THE REAR, ONLY COOLING IS POSSIBLE THROUGH THE VENTS AT THE REAR OF CENTER CONSOLE"
2012 550I xDrive GT
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
Gone but not forgotten:
2009 X5 35d
2007 335i European Delivery with Performance Center Re-Delivery * ED May 4, 2007 Link to ED Trip Report / PCD July 5th, 2007 Link to Performance Center Re-Delivery Trip Report
2007 X3 European Delivery with Performance Center Re-Delivery
2002 330ci, 1997 328i, 1990 325i