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View Poll Results: Does your car have interior rattles?
Yes, significant rattles are making me question BMW quality 63 27.75%
Yes, significant rattles, but I don't care. Turn up the music... 44 19.38%
No, not any that bother me enough to answer yes. 49 21.59%
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      07-12-2011, 06:35 PM   #67
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C63 had 0 rattles for over 12k miles.

Love my M3. Hate my rattles. No legitimate excuse AFAIC.

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If you don't have rattles on a car like this after some time, consider yourself fortunate. You can't beat the laws of physics. When you take a torsional rigid chassis, a stiff suspension, low profile tires, a heavy car, and load it with luxury and electronics, what do you expect?

If you want no rattles, buy a stripped down 2600lb Honda Civic on 65 aspect ratio tires with 15" wheels and a soft suspension. You will have no rattles.
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      07-12-2011, 06:37 PM   #68
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Rattle behind left A/C vent. Pushing up on the soft plastic of the upper section of the dash stops it. Holding, pressing, turning the vent itself does nothing.

The trim around it popped loose at one point. Dealer replaced the trim with new piece. Now the rattle is even worse. It's like there's a screw rattling around in the hard plastic of the vent duct. Argh!
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      07-12-2011, 08:25 PM   #69
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B.S.

C63 had 0 rattles for over 12k miles.

Love my M3. Hate my rattles. No legitimate excuse AFAIC.
I don't consider 12k miles a lot of miles. I'm thinking that after about 20-25k miles, all these cars will get some rattles.
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      07-12-2011, 08:34 PM   #70
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My E90 M3 rattled after 30 miles.

So did my brand new E36 M3.

No other performance sedan I've had did this.

Each brand has its own quirks. No huge problem but rattles are annoying and somehow other brands keep them at bay.

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B.S.

C63 had 0 rattles for over 12k miles.

Love my M3. Hate my rattles. No legitimate excuse AFAIC.
I don't consider 12k miles a lot of miles. I'm thinking that after about 20-25k miles, all these cars will get some rattles.
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      07-12-2011, 09:27 PM   #71
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Well I just about accepted that my car will have rattles and have given up until 2 days ago the car developed a brand new rattle. Normally, my 10 other rattles occurs when the car drives over rough roads but this new one that came up is a constant rattle/buzzing sound that sounds like it's coming from behind the ac/radio panel but when I had my brother sit in the passenger side listening with a stethoscope, he located the sound somewhere below the glove box under the dash...this is the most annoying of all rattles because it is Constant over any road surface.

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Monday. Appt made and I will report back. I've got so Many rattles that it really can't get any worse so I'll let them have a crack at it. Will report back here.
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      07-12-2011, 09:32 PM   #72
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For those with a squeak that seems to come from the Nav area...try pressing down on the flat piece of plastic in front of the iDrive screen to see if it goes away. Or try running with the heating on hot coming out of the centre vents.
If u remove the entire nav piece and screen, u will notice that the entire back side is padded with insulating material. There is no way that pastic piece is making the sound. it's all padded back there. The engineers thought of this. It's the sound boucing around and acoustics That make it sound like it's coming from there but it's really something else. I had this too and when I tightened the. Screws really tight, it went away but could have been a coincidence
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      07-12-2011, 10:42 PM   #73
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Thought I had rattles for a while, but recently discovered it's actually the rear differential problem. From the interior, always sounded like a creaking/rattlle noises.
Appt on Fri to swap out the fluid...hopefully that fixes it.
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      09-06-2011, 06:39 PM   #74
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Nav rattle Tested this while stationary and car off. Tap along dash, when I get to the screen I hear a metallic clank clank clank!


Had car for a week.
Farrrrrrrrrrrrrk.
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Use the stick like u would a manual. If that doesn't work, put it in D mode and put both hands at 10 and 2. If that doesn't work, just sit on your right hand.
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      09-06-2011, 06:56 PM   #75
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Something starts rattling when Im only in 5th gear. Otherwise, NO rattles..
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      09-06-2011, 07:42 PM   #76
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None here but then again i dont have fold down seat option. Those things rattled like hell in my 335i and 328i that i didnt want them anymore.

I am sorry I am breaking the thread but I really have to say this
Icon of yours with the ice age holding the roundel is TRULY AMAZING!
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      11-21-2013, 06:07 AM   #77
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Yup. 3700 miles. Passenger seat/seat belt/glove compartment area. It drove me nuts one day and I started poking, prodding, and shaking the door.

I might have gotten it to go away lol.
Please tell me how and what you did, i have the same problem in the same areas and its killing me
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      11-21-2013, 07:35 AM   #78
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Rattles started for me after an exhaust, they come and go. Drivers side door, dash/navi. Drives me insane sometimes.
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      11-21-2013, 08:26 AM   #79
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I have rattles as well on my passenger side, when reaching high speeds... It sucks
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      11-21-2013, 02:20 PM   #80
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I have only had one rattle in mine and it came from the center speaker area, it was fixed with a loving slap. Otherwise I guess I'm fortunate with 36k miles and pothole riddled LA roads
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      11-22-2013, 04:35 PM   #81
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No rattles are not normal. All my old japanese cars were rock solid; old maxima, old honda accord, old lexus, etc.

Didn't the M3 manual say something about how the drivetrain is connected to the chassis may cause more vibration than you may be used to? aka, rattle?

I'm going to have to double check this at home...
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      11-23-2013, 11:25 PM   #82
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Here ya go

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=603745
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      11-23-2013, 11:37 PM   #83
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34,854miles on mine and I don't have any rattles that I can hear while driving,my hearing near perfect btw,once in a while I may hear something but it is not anything that is persistent in any way.The car sounds rock solid as day one!
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