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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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