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Old 11-22-2014, 09:16 PM   #1
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Seat warmer overheating

My sear warmer is overheating. My wife slightly burned her coat. Any thoughts to what the problem might be? Although my 645 is from 2005 I thing I might have a case with BMW Canada. Should the dealer should be responsible for it?

Thanks for all the replies in advance!
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Old 12-02-2014, 06:02 PM   #2
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i'd contact bmw canada directly, i'd maybe exaggerate the "discomfort" my wife had from this, i think you got a good shot at them fixing this. you could try to get them to replace the coat too but that's probably harder.
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Old 01-23-2017, 11:16 AM   #3
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Good luck -I just went thru the whole process with BMW Canada, for my 2004 645 with 182000 km on it and they suggested getting a dealer diagnosis ($184), then stiffed me on covering anything. Mine had a hot spot on the left side bolster (reg seats not Sport) and wasn't burning thru so maybe you got coverage being a newer vehicle and fact of burning thru which seemed to help others in US, though on newer cars than ours.
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:35 AM   #4
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I had my 2005 645ci seat catch fire, drivers side. I went to an event and went to grab the car to pick up my girlfriend, I stepped outside after I put the car in park near the entrance. A few minutes later she came out and when I opened the door a plume of smoke came out. There were flames shooting out of my seat. I grabbed a bottle of water and doused it out. It burned about a softball size hole right into the seat.

BMW Canada repaired it free of charge, they were pretty good about it. The car was also originally a U.S. car too, I was a bit concerned about that but they still had no issues. The way I went about it was originally visiting the BMW Canada HQ, getting some random number the receptionist gave me. They asked me a bunch of questions over the phone and then made an arrangement at BMW Toronto to get it fixed.

I know the post is a bit old, but just putting this out here if someone experiences the same issue! There was a re-call done on the 5 series for this, and the heating unit I believe is the same.
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:49 AM   #5
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Crazy, I have heard or should say seen where the pads circuit will cause over heating but never heard of a fire, scary.
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Old 08-31-2018, 01:31 PM   #6
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Found a new BMW Recall Tool

I recently discovered the BMW Canada website which allows you to search for active recalls on your BMW. Maybe your issue is covered by an outstanding recall?

Here is the link to check for yourself:
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