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      01-05-2011, 05:05 PM   #1
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Suspension noise

Lately my car has developed a weird suspension noise (seems to be coming from front) whenever I go over speedbumps. I have stock suspension.

What could it be? First I thought it was the cold weather thats causing it but it has been consistent whenever I go over speedbumps. I dont hear it when I am driving.

Car has 18,000 Kms.
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      01-05-2011, 06:15 PM   #2
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could be multiple reasons - since you are still under warranty, I would suggest bringing it in to the dealer

what kind of sound is it? metal on metal? squeak?
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      01-05-2011, 10:41 PM   #3
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sounds like a clunk
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      01-05-2011, 10:49 PM   #4
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Had same issue. It started when it got cold. Dealer replaced all sway bar bushings front and back under warranty.
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      01-13-2011, 06:38 PM   #5
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also had the same issue...dealer first lubed bushings...it came back

then dealer replaced bushings....it came back

and then dealer replaced the sway bar...and things look good....
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      01-14-2011, 08:54 AM   #6
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Me too.... almost sounds like a clunk or like a mud guard is scraping...
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      01-14-2011, 09:00 AM   #7
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i had the same problem. i sold it (i really did). he he he
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      01-14-2011, 03:35 PM   #8
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Well today I had an appointment to take the car in but something came up at work and I wasnt able to.

I will update when I see the dealer again
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      01-15-2011, 12:29 AM   #9
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I have the same problem and I will bring it to the dealer. It's a CPO so I will use the warranty.
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      01-15-2011, 10:41 AM   #10
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Sounds like sway bar bushings. Mine were covered under warranty no questions asked. It appears to be a known issue.
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      01-16-2011, 10:32 AM   #11
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Me too.... almost sounds like a clunk or like a mud guard is scraping...
That's what I think I've been hearing on my car as well. Only when I go over speedbumps as well, and also only when it's been cold out.
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      01-23-2011, 11:46 AM   #12
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[edit] Rear suspension bushings have been changed under waranty and the problem has now disappeared.

Last edited by woodpecka; 01-23-2011 at 01:42 PM.
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      01-23-2011, 01:34 PM   #13
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Very cold day today and heard the sound again today just driving over a uneven road surface. I will have to take the car in the wintertime as Im sure they will not hear it in the summer
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Sounds like sway bar bushings. Mine were covered under warranty no questions asked. It appears to be a known issue.
It IS a known issue. They just did mine (31,000 kms). Pretty bad after only 12 months.
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      01-25-2011, 11:04 AM   #15
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I have the same problem and I will bring it to the dealer. It's a CPO so I will use the warranty.
CPO actually covered this?
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      01-25-2011, 11:59 AM   #16
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CPO actually covered this?
Yep.
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      01-25-2011, 02:31 PM   #17
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CPO actually covered this?
Yes indeed!
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      01-28-2011, 03:33 PM   #18
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Just got back from TC BMW and they checked and heard the clunk on the suspension. Front swaybar bushing replaced.

I find this weird to tbe happening to a 1 year old car. Will see how it holds up. Havent tried it on the evil speedbump yet.....
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Same issue, I am at around 18K as well..

BMW Durham took a look at it when I did my HPFP recall, they didn't do anything to it...
Same result for my left exhaust that was making the clinking sound....they say thats the way its suppose to be.....didn't do anything


Should I find another dealership?
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Same issue, I am at around 18K as well..

BMW Durham took a look at it when I did my HPFP recall, they didn't do anything to it...
Same result for my left exhaust that was making the clinking sound....they say thats the way its suppose to be.....didn't do anything


Should I find another dealership?
Sway bar bushing problem is a well known issue at BMW everywhere. My guy knew right a way what the problem probably was. He was right.
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      01-28-2011, 04:54 PM   #21
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Sway bar bushing problem is a well known issue at BMW everywhere. My guy knew right a way what the problem probably was. He was right.
So did they use inferior bushings prior to assembly?
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      01-28-2011, 07:09 PM   #22
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They must use really crappy bushings or don't know how to install them. My car's been in for the suspension noise 4-5 times and they've replaced the bushings at least 3 of the times it's been in the shop.

The last time they had to get BMW HQ involved and they found that there was anti-seize used! Regardless though the noise always returns a few days later.

I'm out of warranty now so I'm sure BMW would be more willing to replace other parts but of course now I gotta pay.
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