Should I just put up with it?

Non X-car related posts.
User avatar
ITBarbie
Member
Member
Location: Coulsdon. Surrey
Posts: 832
Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:28 pm

Should I just put up with it?

Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:29 pm

Hi

As you may know I've recently purchased an E93 2011 with less than 10k on the clock but it's just gone back for something and I wanted some advice.

The day after I got the car I noticed a zigzag pattern on oyster leather drivers side seat cushion.  I told the dealership and they've just had it in for that and a few other bits.  In my opinion it looked like a heating element showing through or springs.

Dealer calls me to tell me workshop have looked at it and it appears to be a characteristic of the leather. I know a cow with a zig zag arse! Dealer contact said he wanted to see it before releasing car etc and calls me back to say (all be it politely) it's not that bad for a car of that age etc and could replace panel but it wouldn't match.  I said I'd look when I collected to see if it was any better after clean.

Got there today and if anything it looks more pronounced to me.  The hand over guy agreed with me when I pointed it out and I asked the dealer to call me on Monday.

This picture shows the pattern but fails to capture the fact it is very slightly raised IMO.

My query is do I press to get this sorted or am I just being fussy?

Image
2004 Sapphire Black 3.0d SE
MODS
Intravee with KCA, Xennons, Folding Mirrors (enabled with Intravee), Sport Wheels 19's, DVD Headrests, updated SAT NAV, Voice Recognititon with TV in Motion enabled with Resler a
User avatar
ITBarbie
Member
Member
Location: Coulsdon. Surrey
Posts: 832
Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:28 pm

Re: Should I just put up with it?

Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:33 pm

This is probably a bit clearer Image
2004 Sapphire Black 3.0d SE
MODS
Intravee with KCA, Xennons, Folding Mirrors (enabled with Intravee), Sport Wheels 19's, DVD Headrests, updated SAT NAV, Voice Recognititon with TV in Motion enabled with Resler a
User avatar
X5Sport
Lifer
Lifer
Location: Planet X6......
Posts: 16484
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:09 pm

Re: Should I just put up with it?

Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:15 pm

Well I would not be pleased with it!  Next thing you know the dealer will be saying...."they're all like that!"

Richard
:ant: Never anthropomorphise computers. They hate that.
Image
Barney
Member
Member
Posts: 283
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:42 pm

Re: Should I just put up with it?

Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:42 pm

Replace one panel ?? Doubt it, if they replace it will be the whole side bolster leather, they ain't gonna get some old girl with a needle and cotton to fix it !
I've just had my E70 seat base leather replaced under warranty, Oyster too, yes it was ever so slightly lighter but it's settling in now and you couldn't tell the difference.
Last edited by Barney on Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
graemeX5
Snr Member
Snr Member
Location: Hertfordshire
Posts: 1922
Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:01 pm

Re: Should I just put up with it?

Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:09 pm

The pattern is visible on this light colour leather, it's possible it wouldn't show on black leather, so it may be worth looking at similar model and age with same seats heated but in black preferably at the dealers and compare them and take pics,

I have a 1 series and will have a look at them which are heated in black and the E53 which are heated in beige and let you know.

If the pattern doesn't show on the black seats then ask the dealer why and in which case ask why should you put up with it on your leather as it's clearly an inferior product? I.e. Is it fit for purpose and merchantable quality ?

and if still under warranty in which case I would ask for it to be rectified as it appears to be faulty as shown in comparison.

Hth
Now: E70 X5 in Blue, 3 Minis Cooper S R53, JCW R56 & Cooper S Roadster R59 :drive:

Prev: Abarth 595C & 500C, E53 X5 4.4i, E88 135i M Sport, Audi TT Mk1 V6, 3 Smarts, 8 Vauxhalls, 4 Fords, 2 Triumphs, 1 Mini & Bikes
User avatar
ITBarbie
Member
Member
Location: Coulsdon. Surrey
Posts: 832
Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:28 pm

Re: Should I just put up with it?

Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:37 pm

Thanks for the reply people I'm not a moaning Minnie after all :-) now I just have to convince Mr Barbie
2004 Sapphire Black 3.0d SE
MODS
Intravee with KCA, Xennons, Folding Mirrors (enabled with Intravee), Sport Wheels 19's, DVD Headrests, updated SAT NAV, Voice Recognititon with TV in Motion enabled with Resler a
snipez999
Snr Member
Snr Member
Location: Manchestershire[ish]
Posts: 1354
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:55 pm

Re: Should I just put up with it?

Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:41 pm

Looks like some lard arse owned it before you.  This is general wear and tear but just noticeable on leather that colour.
Image

Current: Bentley Continental GTC V8S
Previous: Aston Martin DB9; X6 M50d; X6 40d; 535d M Sport; 330d M Sport
User avatar
shadrack
Snr Member
Snr Member
Location: north yorkshire
Posts: 2631
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:19 pm

Re: Should I just put up with it?

Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:00 pm

[quote="ITBarbie"]
Thanks for the reply people I'm not a moaning Minnie after all :-) now I just have to convince Mr Barbie
[/quote]

I feel so betrayed....there is a mr barbie
current: 2016 Vw Crafter
              2007 318d touring
              2008 Transit sport van            
              1964 vw beach buggy
              1988 e30 325i convertible
User avatar
X5Sport
Lifer
Lifer
Location: Planet X6......
Posts: 16484
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:09 pm

Re: Should I just put up with it?

Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:08 pm

[quote="shadrack"]
[quote="ITBarbie"]
Thanks for the reply people I'm not a moaning Minnie after all :-) now I just have to convince Mr Barbie
[/quote]

I feel so betrayed....there is a mr barbie
[/quote]

ITKen?
:ant: Never anthropomorphise computers. They hate that.
Image
User avatar
ITBarbie
Member
Member
Location: Coulsdon. Surrey
Posts: 832
Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:28 pm

Re: Should I just put up with it?

Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:30 pm

More like action man :-) in his mind only of course
2004 Sapphire Black 3.0d SE
MODS
Intravee with KCA, Xennons, Folding Mirrors (enabled with Intravee), Sport Wheels 19's, DVD Headrests, updated SAT NAV, Voice Recognititon with TV in Motion enabled with Resler a
User avatar
Steamyrotter
Snr Member
Snr Member
Posts: 1304
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:06 pm

Re: Should I just put up with it?

Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:34 pm

[quote="X5Sport"]
ITKen?
[/quote]

:)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :))
If things were meant to be easy, then I will soon complicate them....
Please note...
Anything I say is only from my personal experience and knowledge..
I don't assume to know everything, and know there is a lot I don't know..
But then I could be talking bollox.. O:-)
User avatar
535dboy
Lifer
Lifer
Location: East Sussex
Posts: 5491
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:38 am

Re: Should I just put up with it?

Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:47 pm

That looks awful, good luck!!
Currently :
2012 Audi RS4 (B8)
2012 Porsche Boxster S (981)
2008 Lotus Exige S (a bit modified!)
2015 Nissan Leaf twin turbo with Nitros

Previously :
2008 BMW X5 3.0sd MSport
2005 BMW 535d MSport

Return to “Other Marques”