F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > General F30 Sedan / F32 Coupe / F36 Gran Coupe Forum > Rattle and Squeak
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-12-2012, 11:30 PM   #1
dan5.5
Private
 
Drives: 2012 328i Luxury Line
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Francisco

Posts: 82
iTrader: (0)

Rattle and Squeak

So my 2012 328i is starting to develop both a squeak and a rattle from the middle to right section of the dashboard. I am pretty bummed out , its only got 350 miles on it.

I going to take to a dealer this weekend, but wanted to know if you guys have any advice before I go.

Thanks!
__________________
2012 328i Luxury Line | Mineral White Metallic | Saddle Brown | Premium Package | Technology Package | Parking Package | Xenon | Heated Seats | BMW Assist |
dan5.5 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-13-2012, 07:09 AM   #2
mikikuki7
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: F15 50i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: McAllen, TX

Posts: 224
iTrader: (0)

Damn... Well, I bought my 335i back in March and guess what.. I've had that ever since... Good luck with your car! Service at my dealership sucks!!! If ita not because I'm rude and pushy... They will not even look at my car...
mikikuki7 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-13-2012, 07:10 AM   #3
mikikuki7
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: F15 50i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: McAllen, TX

Posts: 224
iTrader: (0)

Btw... They won't be able to fix
It... They will probably tell you it's normal... Or that you're hearing things... Good luck man!
mikikuki7 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-13-2012, 08:06 AM   #4
dan5.5
Private
 
Drives: 2012 328i Luxury Line
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Francisco

Posts: 82
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikikuki7
Btw... They won't be able to fix
It... They will probably tell you it's normal... Or that you're hearing things... Good luck man!
I am hoping that this wont be the case.
__________________
2012 328i Luxury Line | Mineral White Metallic | Saddle Brown | Premium Package | Technology Package | Parking Package | Xenon | Heated Seats | BMW Assist |
dan5.5 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-13-2012, 09:53 AM   #5
mikikuki7
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: F15 50i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: McAllen, TX

Posts: 224
iTrader: (0)

Well, see... I took the dashboard apart and drove it around to see if it may be the trim.. Unfortunately that's not the case.. I think it's either the head up display, but Im more incline towards something on the Steering column...
mikikuki7 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-13-2012, 12:12 PM   #6
dan5.5
Private
 
Drives: 2012 328i Luxury Line
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Francisco

Posts: 82
iTrader: (0)

I think my squeak is coming from the center. Around the cup holders.
__________________
2012 328i Luxury Line | Mineral White Metallic | Saddle Brown | Premium Package | Technology Package | Parking Package | Xenon | Heated Seats | BMW Assist |
dan5.5 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-13-2012, 04:03 PM   #7
mikikuki7
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: F15 50i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: McAllen, TX

Posts: 224
iTrader: (0)

Yeah... It like comes from the middle of the dashboard... My service advisor told me it was probably coins the first time lol... I left it alone after that... I got used to it... My exterior mirrors don't dim when cars shins have high beams on...
mikikuki7 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 09:55 AM   #8
PK2348
Private
 
Drives: 2013 328i xdrive
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Brooklyn

Posts: 95
iTrader: (0)

i have 2013 328i xdrive, 3 weeks old with 700 miles on it. Same noise. I figured out it's coming from under the gear selector portion of middle console. You can somewhat pinpoint it by feeling the vibrations when it comes on if you place your hand on top of it. Not sure what to do about it. Anyone tried to get it corrected at the dealer?
PK2348 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2012, 08:05 PM   #9
dan5.5
Private
 
Drives: 2012 328i Luxury Line
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Francisco

Posts: 82
iTrader: (0)

I am trying to get an appt at my dealer, but they dont have any good times open.
__________________
2012 328i Luxury Line | Mineral White Metallic | Saddle Brown | Premium Package | Technology Package | Parking Package | Xenon | Heated Seats | BMW Assist |
dan5.5 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-20-2012, 09:55 AM   #10
tortoise808
Private First Class
 
Drives: F30 335i
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Singapore

Posts: 122
iTrader: (0)

U guys r lucky, the SA @ my dealer was advising me to go for a 7 series if I wan a silent ride....
tortoise808 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-20-2012, 10:43 AM   #11
KneeDragr
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2015 328 GT On Order :)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Arlington VA

Posts: 216
iTrader: (0)

A lot of people are getting center dash rattle resolution by putting felt tape around the base of the display where it mounts on the dash.
KneeDragr is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-17-2012, 10:02 AM   #12
dan5.5
Private
 
Drives: 2012 328i Luxury Line
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Francisco

Posts: 82
iTrader: (0)

Got it fixed! Woohoo! Supper happy. There was a loose bracket and they padded the dash with sound deadening material. Very happy with the result!!!
__________________
2012 328i Luxury Line | Mineral White Metallic | Saddle Brown | Premium Package | Technology Package | Parking Package | Xenon | Heated Seats | BMW Assist |
dan5.5 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-17-2012, 11:08 AM   #13
Tonitron335i
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2012 BMW 335i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Houston, Tx

Posts: 101
iTrader: (0)

Did they fix the squeak??!! ok, I have to include it on my list of issues for the next visit to the dealer... I thought I had to live with it...
Tonitron335i is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-17-2012, 11:40 AM   #14
dan5.5
Private
 
Drives: 2012 328i Luxury Line
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Francisco

Posts: 82
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tonitron335i
Did they fix the squeak??!! ok, I have to include it on my list of issues for the next visit to the dealer... I thought I had to live with it...
They fixed pretty much every noise. Only a little bit of wind noise left on the drivers side.
__________________
2012 328i Luxury Line | Mineral White Metallic | Saddle Brown | Premium Package | Technology Package | Parking Package | Xenon | Heated Seats | BMW Assist |
dan5.5 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-17-2012, 02:02 PM   #15
Arktctr
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2014 328d MSport
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Newport Beach, CA

Posts: 179
iTrader: (0)

My 2012 (May 2012 build) has a couple of noises that definietly sound more like squeaks than rattles:

1) Driver's door near dash
2) Center console near cupholder area
3) Headliner (somewhere in the center of the roof)

They are intermittent so I haven't thought to bring them in just yet but if one stays more constant I'll definitely be bringing it in.

The one thing I've noticed in this car (more than any car I've ever owned) is the eerie "creaking" noise that occurs when getting in the car on a hot day and turning on the AC. Its almost as if the dash is expanding and contracting with the quick change in temperature. Its not loud but it just sounds like the dash is making noise in various places. It stops after about 30 seconds but its strikes me as weird everytime.

I should say though that none of the above has lessend my impressions of this awesome machine!
__________________

2014 328d MSport ED: 5/2/2014
2013 F30 Activehybrid3 MSport (Gone)
2012 F30 328i Sportline (Gone)
Arktctr is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-17-2012, 02:15 PM   #16
kubera
New Member
 
Drives: 2014 328d
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: California

Posts: 20
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arktctr View Post

The one thing I've noticed in this car (more than any car I've ever owned) is the eerie "creaking" noise that occurs when getting in the car on a hot day and turning on the AC. Its almost as if the dash is expanding and contracting with the quick change in temperature. Its not loud but it just sounds like the dash is making noise in various places. It stops after about 30 seconds but its strikes me as weird everytime.
I agree...I notice this every time I turn on the AC.
kubera is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-20-2012, 09:47 PM   #17
PK2348
Private
 
Drives: 2013 328i xdrive
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Brooklyn

Posts: 95
iTrader: (0)

rattle in center console

my 2013 328 xdrive spent 2 days at the dealer. The rattle in the center console supposed to be fixed. They had to take apart the hole console including exhaust system for some reason. Some hose was a millimiter too long and was vibrating against the body of the car.
I also had squicking noises in the dash when going over large pot holes, especially at slower speeds, in a turn. They said they put some tape in places to make it go away. I will drive the car next week, so will see if the noises are gone.
PK2348 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-20-2012, 11:01 PM   #18
dan5.5
Private
 
Drives: 2012 328i Luxury Line
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Francisco

Posts: 82
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by PK2348 View Post
my 2013 328 xdrive spent 2 days at the dealer. The rattle in the center console supposed to be fixed. They had to take apart the hole console including exhaust system for some reason. Some hose was a millimiter too long and was vibrating against the body of the car.
I also had squicking noises in the dash when going over large pot holes, especially at slower speeds, in a turn. They said they put some tape in places to make it go away. I will drive the car next week, so will see if the noises are gone.
Hopefully its gone now. Mine is mostly silent now... only hear somethings when going over really rough roads.
__________________
2012 328i Luxury Line | Mineral White Metallic | Saddle Brown | Premium Package | Technology Package | Parking Package | Xenon | Heated Seats | BMW Assist |
dan5.5 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-21-2012, 12:05 AM   #19
Dabaitu
Colonel
 
Drives: anything given a chance
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: .au

Posts: 2,909
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I seem to get trim squeaking from the back seats around the doors when the car flexes. Wonder if the dealer can fix this.
Dabaitu is online now   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      10-21-2012, 12:38 AM   #20
boltjames
Banned
 
Drives: 2013 BMW 328i Luxury
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA

Posts: 533
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arktctr View Post
My 2012 (May 2012 build) has a couple of noises that definietly sound more like squeaks than rattles:

3) Headliner (somewhere in the center of the roof)
I can help with that one. If you push in/out/in/out on the sliding moonroof shade just at the handle you'll hear the squeak. Something metal-on-metal is rubbing what must be a spring or damper where the shade meets the frame.

Next time I'm in for service, I'll have them remove it, add some tape or felt, and that'll be that. Slide the shade open, the sound will disappear, a decent short-term fix.

BJ
boltjames is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-21-2012, 06:19 AM   #21
F30AM
Brigadier General
 
F30AM's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 330d M Sport sDrive
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: London, UK

Posts: 3,688
iTrader: (0)

There is a silicone spray which helps to eliminate rattles. Ask your Service Advisor.

I do hope my F30 does not rattle. Our roads in the UK are terrible and no car + driver is immune from being shaken to death. But funnily, my Mk6 GTI is more or less rattle free. I think it was shaken so much, that everything fell into place! Oh, I always have the Adaptive Suspension on 'Comfort' and this is fantastic. Otherwise, I would stop driving the car as it would become a health hazard.
__________________
Present: Superman 330d sDrive M Sport (Auto Car: 0-60 in 5.5s, 0-100 in 14.2s, 30-70 in 5.1s)
Ordered: Red Tornado Golf 7R 5 Dr, DSG (Top Gear: 0-60 in 4.5s, 0-100 in 11.5s, 30-70 in 4.0s)
F30AM is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      10-21-2012, 11:13 AM   #22
Arktctr
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2014 328d MSport
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Newport Beach, CA

Posts: 179
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by boltjames View Post
I can help with that one. If you push in/out/in/out on the sliding moonroof shade just at the handle you'll hear the squeak. Something metal-on-metal is rubbing what must be a spring or damper where the shade meets the frame.

Next time I'm in for service, I'll have them remove it, add some tape or felt, and that'll be that. Slide the shade open, the sound will disappear, a decent short-term fix.

BJ
Thanks for the tip...tried it last night but it sounds like its perhaps further back than the sunroof. It was actually quite loud last night and though I've been trying to be a good sport about BMW's and rattles its becomming hard to ignore. The driver's door rattle was also pretty bad last night as well so might be time to take it in while its easy to identify for the service guys. Will see.
__________________

2014 328d MSport ED: 5/2/2014
2013 F30 Activehybrid3 MSport (Gone)
2012 F30 328i Sportline (Gone)
Arktctr is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:38 PM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST