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      12-11-2012, 07:50 PM   #23
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Break in, break in and break in.

My sept build 335xi mspot had the rattles and pig squalling brakes from day one with 7 miles on the odomter.

Did the usual with the Dealership, as a repeating customer for past 10 years and 5 bimmers, the CA and SA suggested to drive for a while. And if not getting better, they would take care of it whatever I like.

Well, 1500 miles later, all are gone and I'm happy.
The dashboard rattle and steering rack buzzing sound don't go away unfortunately, if you have those then you need to get the car serviced and whatever the technicians end up doing turns out to be a temporary solution. I would know because I'm at round 4 for service. I am happily going to take it in a total of seven times so I can get the buyback/lemon process started as I made the mistake of purchasing the car. Had I leased it, I wouldn't complain so much even though it is absolutely unacceptable for a car that costs 50k.
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I hear the rattle sometimes. It sounds like from the HUD but only at 3k rpm and only when engine is cold. When its warm the sound goes away.

I suspect it's the the engine fan running full blast. Don't ask me why but three times already I've had the engine fan running at full when it was a very cold day. Car has 400 miles . Ill let em check it after break in period
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You must be joking if you expect people to live with rattles inside the interior for a 50k car. I for one will not accept such a car. If my car has rattles all over the interior at 5700 miles, think of the condition when I go to sell it at around 40000 miles. How am I supposed to sell the car?
I actually realized I was posting in the wrong forum all too late. I'm sorry, not sure how I got here. Thought it was the E90/ E92 forum. Stupid mobile app
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I actually realized I was posting in the wrong forum all too late. I'm sorry, not sure how I got here. Thought it was the E90/ E92 forum. Stupid mobile app
Well then I would to apologize for my snappy remark.
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Break in, break in and break in.

My sept build 335xi mspot had the rattles and pig squalling brakes from day one with 7 miles on the odomter.

Did the usual with the Dealership, as a repeating customer for past 10 years and 5 bimmers, the CA and SA suggested to drive for a while. And if not getting better, they would take care of it whatever I like.

Well, 1500 miles later, all are gone and I'm happy.
I now have 7k in mileage and still rattles everywhere including he HUD! Luckily the replacement car is already en route to Seattle?
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My car, a June build, has a small rattle coming from the gear lever - if you apply pressure to the top of the gear lever, or squeeze the top, it goes away.
My E46 M3 had that. Not a biggie.
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I just got a new 2012 328i and I am free of any rattle... but this worries me because Im planning on getting Bilstein PSS10 Coilovers put on soon and I dont want the stiff suspension to cause rattle issues... My Audi A3 had the same suspension for 2 years, super stiff (we're talking go-kart), and it never had rattle issues.... =/
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I now have 7k in mileage and still rattles everywhere including he HUD! Luckily the replacement car is already en route to Seattle?
How did you get a replacement?
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Had my car in 2 weeks ago for a steering wheel squeak and brake pedal squeak. They fixed the brake pedal and claimed to have fixed to fix the steering wheel squeak, but it's still happening. As for a rattle, there's a rattle that seems like it's coming from the steering column when driving down an older highway road or rough road. Not pleased at all.
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Had my car in 2 weeks ago for a steering wheel squeak and brake pedal squeak. They fixed the brake pedal and claimed to have fixed to fix the steering wheel squeak, but it's still happening. As for a rattle, there's a rattle that seems like it's coming from the steering column when driving down an older highway road or rough road. Not pleased at all.
What plans now?
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Just took my car in again for them to resolve the squeak again. The last time they said they lubricated something on the steering column and couldn't reproduce it. I recorded the squeak and sent it via email to my service adviser. Also mentioned the other rattle and the fact iDrive claims I need to put more washer fluid in when the reservoir is indeed full.
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Well then I would to apologize for my snappy remark.
No worries, have a great holiday and a prosperous New Year!
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Hmm. My car makes a very small (but very annoying after a while) rattle/whistling noise.. It also makes a grinding noise at very low speeds (20km/h).. Got mine booked to a dealer on Tuesday, hope they can do something about it..
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Alright fellows, I need some serious advice here, I have some serious rattles in the cabin. Does anyone believe that if I made enough noise about it and took the car in for service more than a few times (I was told 7 for Illinois) for the same issue, BMWNA might take the car off my hands?

I know that BMW will send the "field engineer" to look at it but everyone knows how that goes. I've already taken my car in for service various times and I'm aiming for a cap of 7 times.

Problems I have include rattles all over the cabin + steering wheel buzzing.

What can I do here as the buyer?
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Alright fellows, I need some serious advice here, I have some serious rattles in the cabin. Does anyone believe that if I made enough noise about it and took the car in for service more than a few times (I was told 7 for Illinois) for the same issue, BMWNA might take the car off my hands?

I know that BMW will send the "field engineer" to look at it but everyone knows how that goes. I've already taken my car in for service various times and I'm aiming for a cap of 7 times.

Problems I have include rattles all over the cabin + steering wheel buzzing.

What can I do here as the buyer?
i dont think u can lemon a car for rattles...they could say its not a safety issue? im not sure though...they may compensate u with some goodwill cash for your troubles.
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To make a long story short I have been through rattle hell with my 335i. The car was a 10th build week and as soon as I got it I had the mother of all rattles in the dash (could be the HUD or center speaker). The dealer has tried for a month and can't fix it. There is also an issue with the steering box so BMWNA is buying the car back.

My question is if any of the recent deliveries with the HUD have had this issue or should I just bag it and get something different?
Steering box problem? What happened?

I've got a subtle squeak in the cold when I hit big bumps, and a paper crinkle noise from the passenger side... But honestly, it's so I frequent, that I'll wait until it becomes worse/frequent.

This is sort of common with new BMWs and usually goes away by 10k, with weather changes and plastics rubbing setting Into place over time. Let's see.
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Apparently my service department can't replicate the squeak, so they won't be able to fix it. I even sent them a SOUND CLIP and they said they can't do anything.
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Rattles and squeaks are like mild tinnitus. Your brain will eventually filter them out, just when you are about to sell your car.
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2013 328i series and rattle

I just purchased my 3rd 3-series car and this one has a rattle coming from the right passenger/dash area. My husband and I aren't sure just where it is located. Has anyone else had a similar rattle? Going to the dealer again next week.
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To make a long story short I have been through rattle hell with my 335i. The car was a 10th build week and as soon as I got it I had the mother of all rattles in the dash (could be the HUD or center speaker). The dealer has tried for a month and can't fix it. There is also an issue with the steering box so BMWNA is buying the car back.

My question is if any of the recent deliveries with the HUD have had this issue or should I just bag it and get something different?
Rattles are coming from two places:
the plastic around the HUD
the area where the NAV meets the dash...

My dealer had to replace the NAV to solve that issue...at least they bought it back??
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I get a rattle from the dash accent stripe just under the centre vents, as well as a rattle from the front passenger door (only sometimes, and only when there's a passenger) and from the sunroof mechanism in the roof. I already took it to the dealer to have them do something about the roof rattle and they tightened the bolts in there. It went away for a while, but they must have come loose again.

It seems I will have to go back if I want a rattle free experience. The warranty covers rattles and such for the first 12 months.
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I got a massive rattle or buzzing sound coming from shifter area. I tried the DIY fixes and no luck. I will go to dealer. Upsetting to say the least for a month old car.
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