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      05-21-2007, 06:07 PM   #1
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Car Seat Leatherette Cracked...Covered Under Warranty??

well, as the title states, is it covered under warranty? its not big by all means, and its not a puncture or a rip. ill go downstairs now and take a pic...hopefully the dealer will change out the seat
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      05-21-2007, 06:10 PM   #2
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if it's just a crack (wrinkle) then I doubt it's covered under warranty. THat would be considered wear and tear no?
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      05-21-2007, 06:13 PM   #3
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They will cover it if it's on a seam.
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      05-21-2007, 06:17 PM   #4
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I have leatherette in my E46 and it cracked on the side bolster 1 yr into it's life- the dealer replaced the whole bottom seat cover at no charge- no questions asked.
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it's probably covered... I'd just take it in. worst case depending on the damage they may be able to repair it.
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My buddy got Acura to replace his seat because it began to crease prematurely in his RSX-S. If Acura does it, BMW better do it as well.
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If Acura does it, BMW better do it as well.
Can't argue that logic.
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Had the same problem they replaced the letherette surface. no questions asked.
Might want to check the product you use to clean the seat.
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      05-21-2007, 09:49 PM   #9
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well, as the title states, is it covered under warranty? its not big by all means, and its not a puncture or a rip. ill go downstairs now and take a pic...hopefully the dealer will change out the seat


I had the same problem a few years back. It was like the fabric was to tight and split apart. It was replaced at no charge.
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i dont use any cleaners on the seats...just a little water and maybe some soap...i wipe it with armor-all sometimes but rarely...here are the pics
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armor-all that's your problem right there...try 303 aerospace
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I swear, i have heard so many folks here say that leatherette are durable? Now you have a tear? so where is the durability that ppl are talking about? Maybe this is just an isolated case.

In any case, I think bmw will cover your seat if you show them that you take good care of your car and it appear that you do not abuse your car. Give them a call and see what they say. gl
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I swear, i have heard so many folks here say that leatherette are durable? Now you have a tear? so where is the durability that ppl are talking about? Maybe this is just an isolated case.
txusa, I do not see any cracks on the rest of the seat, and that is because leatherette is durable!
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I've had it for >2 years and looks like the day I picked it up.
On the other hand, I am sure I could have cracked it if I wanted to...
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yeah, but leatherette isnt suppose to crack, especially if its that new....
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My girlfriends cracked because we used a bunch of product to remove stain for a black suede jacket on her beige seats, I guess the mix of chemicals did this after a few months. On my car, they still look brand new after 4 years.
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i'd bring it in to the dealer.
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take it to the dealer. they will change it without any questions
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well, thanks for all the suggestions...i took it to the dealer on tuesday and they said that they will replace it, no questions asked!!! booked an appointment for june 5th..cool!
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see, i told you

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My leather started creasing all over on the butt part of the driver's seat. I only weigh like 165lbs (slim jim) and the leather square on the butt portion started to crease like crazy after 7 months or so. Would BMW cover something like that under warranty? Or is that just naturally what leather does? It was somewhat unsightly, not really bad, but I'd hate to think of how it'd turn out if I had kept that car another couple years.
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