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      01-26-2013, 04:23 PM   #309
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Very nice shivaswrath, looks good as new! I don't even have an ETA for my kit yet. I just know that it's coming sooner or later. Does this kit also fix the hinges between the seat back and bottom? Did you notice any scratches in the leather after the replacement?
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      01-26-2013, 08:42 PM   #310
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Very nice shivaswrath, looks good as new! I don't even have an ETA for my kit yet. I just know that it's coming sooner or later. Does this kit also fix the hinges between the seat back and bottom? Did you notice any scratches in the leather after the replacement?
They did an excellent job with the replacement, no scratches anywhere in the car. It took 2 days, so be prepared for that.

No rust on the hinges or anything...
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      01-27-2013, 12:30 AM   #311
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Got a few spots on my front seats, not too fussed just sprayed them with gt85.
Anyone try this product from Fluid Film: http://www.fluid-film.com/products/

I have just a few small rust spots and might try the brush on gel. It's desert dry where we live in S. Cal, so rust is not usually an issue.
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      01-27-2013, 07:52 AM   #312
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i'm really starting to get annoyed. My service advisor told me he would have an answer in a couple of days. It has now been 4 weeks. I called BMWNA and they are supposed to follow up and call me back, nothing yet! Then I get a phone call from the service dept at my dealership wanting me to drop the car off. I ask why. She said so they can look at the seats. I told her they have tons of pics already and there is no reason for me to bring the car in or drop it off until they have the parts. She was clueless.
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      01-27-2013, 07:56 AM   #313
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i'm really starting to get annoyed. My service advisor told me he would have an answer in a couple of days. It has now been 4 weeks. I called BMWNA and they are supposed to follow up and call me back, nothing yet! Then I get a phone call from the service dept at my dealership wanting me to drop the car off. I ask why. She said so they can look at the seats. I told her they have tons of pics already and there is no reason for me to bring the car in or drop it off until they have the parts. She was clueless.
Typical delaying tactics.
You have been patient enough.
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I dropped by the dealer and showed them the rust. Then they took a look at a newly arrived car to compare and it had even more rust. They had no idea. That told me to come back in feb when the factory rep returns.
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Mine were supposed to be here on the 12th, but alas are coming on the 19th...

UPDATE, all installed and done. Am I the first in the US?





The new frames have a really thick coat, it's interesting...
Very nice and clean! They were supposed to be like that from the beginning...
What a shameful mistake by BMW for this whole rusty seat issue.
Well, congrats anyway!
Hope every affected owners in the world gets their rusty seat frames replaced!
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I just had my seat fixed, according to the dealer I'm the second person reported the issue in Australia. They gave me a free rental car and they said they had the rust removed and seat spray painted. Took them 4 days and the "new"seat looks good
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I hope they are not putting any rusty seats in mine, should arrive August.....
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      07-14-2013, 02:12 PM   #318
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Just found out that my October 2012 build MY13 also has rust underneath the seat, albeit very minor still after nearly a year of ownership. I think I will just leave it since it is a lease. I feel sorry for someone who will buy this certified pre-owned after I return mine. Maybe I should still put a note for the poor fella in the future so at least they can get it fixed if need be.

Still sad to discover though. Sometimes makes me wonder if there's any possible brands with more quality concerns than ours...

That's why I will only lease cars from now on because of crap like this. It's comforting to know that what goes around comes around.

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Is this problem only on the 3er or also on other models of BMW's?
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