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      02-14-2020, 09:38 PM   #1
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Excessive Creaks & Rattles?

Hello fellow 7-Series aficionados,

I am curious to hear if anyone is experiencing an uncharacteristically noisy cabin while daily driving. The problems for me started the day I picked up the car last year, (loaded 2019 750i) and persisted up to the present day, so I know it's not just cold weather related. It seems that every single bump in the road elicits a corresponding rattle in the interior. I'm also getting loud creaks coming from the headliner when I drive over undulating pavement. It's almost as if the rigidity of the car has been compromised. My previous vehicle was a 2015 X5, and that thing was solid as a tank, so it's surprising to me that their flagship German-built sedan is so much worse by comparison.

Anyone here having similar problems? Just to be clear, this isn't some noise I'm nitpicking that happens every couple weeks... Literally every few seconds the interior panels are giving off unpleasant noises that are not befitting of a $130K luxury car.
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Absolutely no creaks or rattles in mine from new, so doesn’t sound right at all - and I am on 20” wheels.

Suggest you throw back at your dealer to resolve. You may need to take them for a quick spin in yours to demonstrate, and then do the same trip again in their demonstrator.
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Absolutely no creaks or rattles in mine from new, so doesn't sound right at all - and I am on 20" wheels.

Suggest you throw back at your dealer to resolve. You may need to take them for a quick spin in yours to demonstrate, and then do the same trip again in their demonstrator.
Thanks for the reply. The car has been in for repairs 3 times already totaling over 35 days. Each time I ride with the tech to let them hear what I'm talking about, and each time I get the car back and the same noises are present. The most recent time I had a tech tell me that each time they fixed a noise, a new one would pop up. He said that they drove a new 7 back to back with mine and the new one is much, much quieter. I've escalated the problem to corporate, and supposedly they are sending an engineer out to try and solve the problem next week again.
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Are they sounds of metal, or squeaking like the rubber doors seals when they need some conditioner applied?
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Are they sounds of metal, or squeaking like the rubber doors seals when they need some conditioner applied?
Definitely not door seals. One is coming from the rear speaker grille, (they already replaced the grille and the speaker) several from the rear headliner area, one from the dash near the heads up display, another from the center console.

Not a metal on metal sound, just general plastic rattling and creaking.
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I too have noticed a plastic rattle and creaking from the tacho/head up area especially when driving across a bump ot some imperfections on the road.

It bugs me as well.

Was you car ever taken apart for repairs? (Trim,dash etc? If so could be that the clips got some play in them
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I too have noticed a plastic rattle and creaking from the tacho/head up area especially when driving across a bump ot some imperfections on the road.

It bugs me as well.

Was you car ever taken apart for repairs? (Trim,dash etc? If so could be that the clips got some play in them
Yes, it's been in no less than 5 times for the same problems since I've had it. At this point I don't care if they use chewing gum to fix it, I just want the noises gone.
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2 and a half years, 70K+ miles, no noise what so ever
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2 and a half years, 70K+ miles, no noise what so ever
Thanks for the reply. I knew I was dealing with an exceptionally rare issue. All the other G12s I've been in are quiet as a church mouse. For reference I'm on stock 19" wheels as well. Must've been an off-day in Dusseldorf.
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2 and a half years, 70K+ miles, no noise what so ever
Mine is at 60K miles on 19" run-flats. No creaks, it does have a small rattle on the passenger side somewhere that I have not tried to locate yet.
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20 months and 22k miles on my B7 and absolutely no rattles or squeaks.
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20 months and 22k miles on my B7 and absolutely no rattles or squeaks.
Thanks for the reply. Exactly what I suspected. My car is defective.
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Thanks for the reply. Exactly what I suspected. My car is defective.
Good luck! Hope they do right by you.
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Thanks for the reply. Exactly what I suspected. My car is defective.
Good luck! Hope they do right by you.
Thanks! The car is going back into service tomorrow morning so the shop foreman and an engineer from BMW can look it over. Here's hoping they get it solved (or give me a 2020 B7 for my trouble).
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