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      09-22-2009, 02:24 PM   #1
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Should warranty cover "creaks" and "squeaks"?

Whenever I turn right into a driveway, I hear a fairly loud creak coming from a dashboard joint, or where it connects to the pillar, or possibly the rearview mirror.

I have an '08 328i with 16,000 miles on it and figured it was just regular wear and tear since I am used to driving cars that squeak hear and there.

But I got a loaner that was an '09 with 9000 miles and I took some sharp turns onto inclines like driveways and the like and never heard anything. It just felt much tighter.

It might be because I have a tighter suspension (sport pkg) but it doesn't seem like a BMW that new should squeak and creak.

If I take it to the dealer, am I in the right to ask that they do whatever they need to do to get the creaking sound out and make my car sound like a tight, German premium sports car instead of an Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme.

I bought it used, but that shouldn't matter for warranty purposes.
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Depends on how hard a car is driven. Best the dealership can do is re-apply/apply felt tape.
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Depends on how hard a car is driven. Best the dealership can do is re-apply/apply felt tape.
What is felt tape?
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This is going to be a tough sell. I know the dealer will want you to reproduce the sound but like what was mentioned above, there is not much they can do. They may tell you that there is nothing they can do and this is just the way it is when you have the sport suspension.

Try and see what happens. I would be interested to know how you make out.
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What is felt tape?
Felt strips with adhesive. If a piece of trim is rubbing and causing a noise they'll place a small piece of tape in the area. IIRC..you may have some tape on your dashboard where the upper left/right corners of the steering column come up to meet it.
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