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      11-08-2009, 08:20 PM   #1
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Is Leatherette Crack covered under warranty?

I just noticed today, as I was cleaning the car. There is a crack on my front driver seat, top layer of the leatherette is cracking and I can see it the white layer below.

Is this something bmw warranty would cover?? I'm guessing not cover due to cosmetic.

I thought leatherette was supposed to be long lasting that leather?

Any advice?
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      11-08-2009, 08:37 PM   #2
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it's been a known issue...it's covered under warranty.
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      11-08-2009, 08:50 PM   #3
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it's been a known issue...it's covered under warranty.
that's good news. My car is 2yrs old, Hope my dealer know abt it and replaces it.Thanx
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how many miles on the car/seat?
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I think i'm around 26,000 miles.. or so.
would that be a problem?
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how many miles on the car/seat?
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yep, just had mine taken care of a couple weeks back. Similar miles too...29,xxx
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They should take care of that without any problems if you're in factory warranty.
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thanx guys for the good info.. I was worried when I saw the crack, after taking care of the car well..
I will take it to the dealer and see what they say...thanx !
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I've noticed a small crack on my seat too, how long is the warranty good for ?
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      11-09-2009, 12:50 PM   #10
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My dealer said they will cover it. I have an appoitment Thursday to get it fixed.
Good thing, I asked the abt my steering coloum peeling off and they adv the will replace that too.. NICE!

But they did ask my year and km before they decided.

thanx again guys for your help.
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I've noticed a small crack on my seat too, how long is the warranty good for ?
My car has 45000km or 27000 miles..and dealer /bmw is covering it.
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any pic of the crack? I thought lette was supposed to be more durable than leather
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      11-10-2009, 03:10 PM   #13
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Not to offend but,

are you fat? Maybe the durability of the 'ette has something to do with how boney or padded your ass is.

If my ass type (boney as hell) is similiar to yours, then it would give me cause for concern
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I just noticed today, as I was cleaning the car. There is a crack on my front driver seat, top layer of the leatherette is cracking and I can see it the white layer below.

Is this something bmw warranty would cover?? I'm guessing not cover due to cosmetic.

I thought leatherette was supposed to be long lasting that leather?

Any advice?
hey i had the exact sameproblem on my car with leathette. The dealer replaced the bottom seat cushion and leatherette no problem under warranty. I am only 170 lbs and had the car for 2 years. They wrote on my receipt that the cause of cracking was due to the cushion in the seat collapsing.
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My warranty will be up next month.
Is this still true that the crack is covered by warranty if it's being reported?

Thanks much.
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Yes, it is. A friend of mine had his driver seat replaced due to crack in 'lette under warranty and he has an 08' 135i with 49k miles
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      07-26-2012, 11:51 PM   #17
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Awesome! Thanks a lot.
I'll put it on the todo list before the warranty expired.
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Just want to give an update. It's covered under warranty.
Mine was replaced at $0.
Thanks all.
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Well, the real question is not whether it is "covered under warranty" or not, but rather what they replace it with (when it is covered).

Do they replace it with the same kind of leatherrette that will crack again in 1.5-2 years? Or did they actually fix the problem and replace it with some sort of "new" leatherrette, which doesn't crack so easily anymore?
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Well, my warranty expired on my 2007, and I noticed the small crack on the seat.
I wonder what they do to fix that? do they have to replace the seat or just the section of the leathrette?
Any idea of cost to do that, since I take good care of the car.

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The pleather was cracked on my DS outer bolster with around same mileage (26K) Entire DS backrest seat cover was replaced under warranty for $0.

And yes, they replace it with the same type OEM cover, so No, there is nothing to stop it from happening again in another 26K - but at least it has that much more to go before I have to fix it again - I'm more careful how I get in & out now and try not to hit the bolster sliding in & out of the car.
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may be off topic but does 50k warranty cover a chipping steering wheel trim?
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