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      01-05-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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335 Buzzing/Rattle behind Center Dash

Gaaaaa. it has been 600 miles and it's still there!!!! Anyone else experiencing this issue? Thinking of going to the service once I fully break in the 1200mi. Has anyone to able to pinpoint the exact problem causing this buzzin? Happens all the time when I'm in sport mode going from gear 1-2-3 (auto btw). So sad
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      01-05-2013, 03:38 PM   #2
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search some other threads. been lots of posts about it.
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      01-05-2013, 05:43 PM   #3
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Do u have HUD? Mine sounds like its coming from there. But I've only heard it when engine is cold. Fully warmed and I hear nothing
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Had rattle coming from the navi screen in my car. But it has disappeared by itself now before I had time to bring it in to the dealer.
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i've heard it too....comes and goes. Still, annoying.
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These are all new cars. Sometimes it takes time for these plastics to settle in. Maybe give it a year and see?
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      01-05-2013, 06:16 PM   #7
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mine is horrible...
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Toggle your AC on and off see if that is the culprit.
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      01-05-2013, 07:40 PM   #9
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The plastic area anterior to the shifter squeaks on mine - I can duplicate the squeak by pushing on that area. I've read that they can insulate by placing insulation tape. I just turn up the music
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Hopefully it goes away. That will drive me crazy. Good luck.
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In 2013, is it too much to ask from a $50k car to be rattle-free??
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In 2013, is it too much to ask from a $50k car to be rattle-free??
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Found my problem, whenever the front 2 climate vents face upward, it will cause the rattle noise / buzzing. When the vents are position neutral (straight) or down, the rattle/buzzing noise goes away. Hope this helps somebody.
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Found my problem, whenever the front 2 climate vents face upward, it will cause the rattle noise / buzzing. When the vents are position neutral (straight) or down, the rattle/buzzing noise goes away. Hope this helps somebody.
I'm sure it will help other people. Thanks for sharing the solution. But what an odd problem!
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I had a rattle/clipping sound from the air con when I first got mine, it's gone now

It sounded like a fan clipping a loose sticker or something.
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I dismounted my whole front dashboard, removed navi etc... Drive it without the parts... Guess what!? The rattle was still there!! So annoying... I bought an X6 and planning on driving the vehicle for one day before I sign any papers when I purchase a new vehicle )
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i had a rattling noise coming from underneath the shifter at certain rpms. took it to the dealer. they kept it for 2 days but fixed the problem. First they removed center console and carpet and realized it was coming from underneath the floor. They removed transmission shield, exhaust system and heat shileds and found a vent tube for the tranfer case that was vibrating against the floor. Then they had to disconnect driveshaft and lower the transmission to take out the tube, cut 8mm off and that fixed the problem.
I almost felt bad, but the car is completely quite now. They told me they also put some felt tape all over dash.
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i had a rattling noise coming from underneath the shifter at certain rpms. took it to the dealer. they kept it for 2 days but fixed the problem. First they removed center console and carpet and realized it was coming from underneath the floor. They removed transmission shield, exhaust system and heat shileds and found a vent tube for the tranfer case that was vibrating against the floor. Then they had to disconnect driveshaft and lower the transmission to take out the tube, cut 8mm off and that fixed the problem.
I almost felt bad, but the car is completely quite now. They told me they also put some felt tape all over dash.
Wow, they practically took apart your car. hahaha
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Gaaaaa. it has been 600 miles and it's still there!!!! Anyone else experiencing this issue? Thinking of going to the service once I fully break in the 1200mi. Has anyone to able to pinpoint the exact problem causing this buzzin? Happens all the time when I'm in sport mode going from gear 1-2-3 (auto btw). So sad
Yep... I had the same noise in mine. Took it in and the dealer pulled all the A/C vents out and wrapped them in felt tape then put it back together. Problem solved.

I agree it is unacceptable to have a ~$50,000 car with rattles like this.

I don't recall seeing this many "rattle" posts with previous new models like the E90 etc.
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