Righto, the dealer principle responded and got his after sales director to follow up. He seemed a good guy....
They have only had one other case of this so far, and from what they cold see it was a surface layer rust. He said they would order another seat base and treat it - until a BMW fix is released.
He then came back and said the part is on hold on the system, this indicates to him that BMW know of the problem and could be looking to fix. However, they would call up and ask....
He also said BMW would probably issue a fix called 'quality enhancement' which applied whenever the car is next in....ie no urgent recall done Under the radar
Last edited by TMP; 12-17-2012 at 12:53 PM.