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View Poll Results: Does your F30 have the steering rack noise/issue?
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      04-03-2014, 08:50 AM   #133
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My steering noise has come back now also. FFS BMW
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      04-03-2014, 05:12 PM   #134
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My steering noise has come back now also. FFS BMW
No it hasn't. Don't be daft.

It's merely the noises your e46 steering made as well. It's just that there are no hydraulics to mask it. Silly man.
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      09-18-2014, 10:48 PM   #135
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Anyone know if they've finally figured out how to fix this issue? Got a service coming up, wonder if I should mention the steering rack clunk or just continue to live with it...
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      09-19-2014, 01:51 AM   #136
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I finally convinced the dealers to replace the steering rack and that was done in July. Up to this date I have not experienced and further bumps/rattles through the steering (touch wood).

So hopefully it is fixed permanently.
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      09-19-2014, 12:30 PM   #137
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Anyone know if they've finally figured out how to fix this issue? Got a service coming up, wonder if I should mention the steering rack clunk or just continue to live with it...

Not in my case... i'm now fighting with BMW NA to figure something out... buy back or something
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      09-25-2014, 09:51 AM   #138
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2800 miles and yesterday I started hearing this same sound and feeling it sometimes.

I have service appointment next week to get it looked at.

Feeling annoyed.
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      09-25-2014, 10:08 PM   #139
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my steering makes like a rubbing noise if its in the top most position otherwise its fine.. any ideas ?
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      02-20-2015, 12:34 PM   #140
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Any update? Mine was built on September 2014 (F30 320d) , After 3000 km starting to have "cluck" noise over speed bump, I drove to dealer have checked the noise was coming from steering rack,They told me there is no solution for this so I send an E mail to BMW HQ they told me there is a update part number for the rack which is improvement ,but not any mention about the noise, now I am waiting a part from Germany, Anyone actually solved this problem? Somebody said the noise disappear after change the tire from RFT to normal tyre because of softer sidewall will absorb the force Anyone?
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      02-21-2015, 10:47 AM   #141
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Any update? Mine was built on September 2014 (F30 320d) , After 3000 km starting to have "cluck" noise over speed bump, I drove to dealer have checked the noise was coming from steering rack,They told me there is no solution for this so I send an E mail to BMW HQ they told me there is a update part number for the rack which is improvement ,but not any mention about the noise, now I am waiting a part from Germany, Anyone actually solved this problem? Somebody said the noise disappear after change the tire from RFT to normal tyre because of softer sidewall will absorb the force Anyone?
I'm surprised BMW hadn't fixed this issue.. Mine was built in 2012 and after one replacement rack and two steering columns, the thud and steering shudder was fixed. My best mate has since bought it off me and has just hit 30,000 with no noise return.
As for RFT I changed them out to non RFT and it made little or no difference. Save your money
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      02-21-2015, 11:26 AM   #142
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I'm surprised BMW hadn't fixed this issue.. Mine was built in 2012 and after one replacement rack and two steering columns, the thud and steering shudder was fixed. My best mate has since bought it off me and has just hit 30,000 with no noise return.
As for RFT I changed them out to non RFT and it made little or no difference. Save your money
I am glad to hear that, since when you fixed this problem? any part number for reference?, Thank you
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      10-11-2015, 06:14 PM   #143
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My Nov 2014 had the column replaced after 9 months and about 5k. It left the noise bairly audiable but within months it was as bad as it was initially.
I left the fault til its first service 1 year later, I reported the noise was back, and also that I had had 2x power steering faults since my last visit.
They carried out the service, but held onto the car, they said that what they found ment the car was unsafe to drive, and that a new steering rack was on back order from Germany.
My car was returned a week later. I didn't drive much for a week or so, but when I did I felt the car was not right. After a couple of weeks I rang my SA, I asked if they had carried out alignment , he said they had, but the car felt vague.
I brought it back after about a month, and they carried out fine adjustment on the alignment and could find nothing else
The car still feels like the steering wheel is connected to the front of the car by ropes. There is light feeling play
Anyone else suffering this?
I would prefer to have the knock, if I could have my feel back
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      10-23-2015, 09:11 AM   #144
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Been knocking for over 6 months.. BMW refused to touch the car because of the "cheap" bilstein coilovers in it, really disappointing service and build quality from a long time customer stand point..
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      05-06-2016, 12:52 AM   #145
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any updates to this issue from anyone having or fixed the issue?

very discerning reading this for a potential f30 335 owner & for the trouble you guys have been having over the years :\
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      05-06-2016, 02:48 AM   #146
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any updates to this issue from anyone having or fixed the issue?

very discerning reading this for a potential f30 335 owner & for the trouble you guys have been having over the years :\
I've had a F30 335i for three years without any problems with steering rack noise. The only issues I've had are leaves in the interior fan blower and a sticky drivers door mirror that has just been replaced.
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      05-06-2016, 05:11 AM   #147
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What build date is yours if you don't mind me asking?
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      05-10-2016, 01:42 AM   #148
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What build date is yours if you don't mind me asking?
Jan 2013
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      07-19-2016, 02:25 AM   #149
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Has anyone had issues with steering rack replacement w/ aftermarket springs installed? I've been running H&R sports and I've just started noticing this sound coming from the front left.
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