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      06-26-2019, 06:45 PM   #1
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I've had it with the noises this car is making...

So I just got my 18 M2 back from BMW after they had it for 2 weeks to fix a dashboard noise and clicking in the clutch pedal. Either I have the worst luck with this car or I'm just neurotic. I don't know.

My local BMW dealership has had this car for over 3 weeks at this point in and out for a few issues. Car is 1 and a half year old, 13,500 miles.

1. Driver sun visor fell out. That was resolved quickly and painlessly.

2. Biggest headache of all. Dashboard rattle that they couldn't seem to figure out what it was. They have taken the dashboard, A pillar, and driver side door out multiple times over to finally I think find it. They've felt taped what seems to be everything, replaced AC vents, door handle, etc. This was said to be fixed a couple times, just for me to bring the car back again and again.

3. One of those times I am leaving the dealership after the rattle has been "fixed" and a technician or someone accidentally tore a 2" gash into my steering wheel. Oh well, guess I gotta come back and have them replace that. They did after it took a few days to arrive. No biggie.

4. And just this time after the 2 week period of having the car with them, I think the dashboard rattle is resolved, and the clutch pedal was replaced. I think I'm good. I'm happy. Oh, what's that? Another gash in the steering wheel! Are you serious? LOL

5. Now, I'm hearing a knocking sound twice so far after picking the car up in what seems to be the driver front suspension going over big bumps. What could this be?

I don't even know what to do. I feel like stuff just keeps coming up with this car and I'm at a loss for what to do. I was already on the phone with BMW NA (which happens to be down the road from my house actually) prior to this last time dropping the car off (the 2 week period) and they said just have the dealership look at the noise again. Do I call them again?...

I don't know...

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      06-27-2019, 05:29 AM   #2
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I hear you man... I have a brand new M2 Competition and I just took it in because I have a plasticky cricking sound coming from the passenger side... I really hope they are going to fix it and without taking forever, I already waited eons before having my car and I'd rather not wait more to enjoy it fully.
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      06-27-2019, 08:24 AM   #3
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Yeah, it's tough.
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      06-27-2019, 08:35 AM   #4
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Dealerships messing up steering wheels seems to be an increasing issue. It happened even with my wife's Outback. Anytime I drop off the car with the dealership I move the seat back and tilt the steering wheel as high as possible in the case that the service tech is big and fat.
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      06-27-2019, 09:02 AM   #5
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I'm trying to have them replace it with the standard Alcantara M wheel (non electronic).
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      07-01-2019, 04:43 PM   #6
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Well, while you may well be neurotic, that doesn't mean you're not having a run of bad luck with this car.

HTH...
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      07-06-2019, 12:17 PM   #7
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I have over 40K miles on my 2018 - never had any rattles or squeaks.
Maybe the road noise blots them out.
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Get an aftermarket exhaust/res delete/downpipe and a set of Cup2 tires and drown (out) your sorrows.
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      07-07-2019, 02:39 PM   #9
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Sorry to hear that, would you mind sharing what they did to "fix" the clutch click? Did they replace the pedal assembly with the center & return springs?

Mine is driving me nuts, lead tech said "could not replicate", service manager drove with me and said the same. IOW, no action.

Mine happens intermittently at the beginning of the initial downstroke, feels & sound mechanical click, much like a lateral slip of a spring's anchor.

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      07-08-2019, 03:03 PM   #10
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That's exactly what mine was. They replaced:

- 1 Compression Spring Reinforce: 359999
- 2 Pin for Over-Center Helper S: 889520
- 1 Clutch Pedal: 352010
- 1 Fuse: 079999
- 1 Pin, Master Cylinder: 889520
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      07-08-2019, 04:27 PM   #11
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Dealerships messing up steering wheels seems to be an increasing issue. It happened even with my wife's Outback. Anytime I drop off the car with the dealership I move the seat back and tilt the steering wheel as high as possible in the case that the service tech is big and fat.
For what its worth, a big dealership probably has porters running the cars in and out, not the technicians themselves. Very rarely is it just one person that touches your car after you drop it off. Hell, any issues could be from someone completely unrelated to the issue you brought it in for just moving it around the lot to make room for something else.
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      07-08-2019, 11:36 PM   #12
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That's exactly what mine was. They replaced:

- 1 Compression Spring Reinforce: 359999
- 2 Pin for Over-Center Helper S: 889520
- 1 Clutch Pedal: 352010
- 1 Fuse: 079999
- 1 Pin, Master Cylinder: 889520
Thanks for the P/N's. So did that cure the problem? It is tough when they told me "cannot replicate".
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      07-09-2019, 10:25 AM   #13
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Clutch is perfect now.
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      07-09-2019, 08:42 PM   #14
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And someone just backed into my rear quarter panel/ passenger wheel.

This is the second accident I've been in the last 3 weeks.

This car is doomed.
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      07-09-2019, 08:45 PM   #15
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I am a BMW tech and work on many M cars. They are for the most part relatively quiet when it comes to rattles and noises....try going to another dealer....sometimes fresh eyes and ears can help
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      07-09-2019, 09:23 PM   #16
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I am a BMW tech and work on many M cars. They are for the most part relatively quiet when it comes to rattles and noises....try going to another dealer....sometimes fresh eyes and ears can help
Car noises have been fixed. But thanks for the advice.

Now, have to deal with getting it repaired.
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5. Now, I'm hearing a knocking sound twice so far after picking the car up in what seems to be the driver front suspension going over big bumps. What could this be?
Did they figure this knock out? I have a knock starting on the drivers side.
Kind of sounds like a sway bar bushing going bad.
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      07-11-2019, 11:34 AM   #18
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Did they figure this knock out? I have a knock starting on the drivers side.
Kind of sounds like a sway bar bushing going bad.
I've heard this sound as well, going over speed bumps.
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      07-11-2019, 01:30 PM   #19
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I didn't take it in for that noise. I searched and it's a common noise on M3/M4's and some M2's with seemingly nothing wrong.
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and people are annoyed that the next gen M2 will be built in Mexico *eye roll*
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      08-26-2019, 08:26 PM   #21
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Clutch is perfect now.
Just want to report back, after 3 tries, the foreman could finally replicate the clicks, mostly happen on left-hand turn. Below are the parts replaced:

Installed 35 31 6 797 357 :B1MISA-Bushing Qty: 2
Installed 07 12 9 904 567 :B1BIMIRRSAZN-Fuse Qty: 1
Installed 07 11 9 905 695 :BOB1MISA-Circlip Qty: 1
Installed 35 42 6 876 898 :B1MISA-Module, clutch s Qty: 1
Installed 35 31 6 854 283 :B1MISA-Pin, master cyli Qty: 1
Installed 35 31 6 772 437 :B1MISA-Pin for over-cen Qty: 1
Installed 35 00 6 769 442 :B1SA-COMPRESSION SPRING Qty: 1
Installed 63 21 7 420 993 :B1-Tail light, LED, lef Qty: 1
Installed 63 21 7 420 994 :Bl-Tail light, LED, rig Qty: 1

The last 2 (L/R tail lights) were due to RR turn signal malfunction (intermittent), I asked why the LR was replaced and was told that one corresponded to my LF turn signal malfunction message. I also had a front camera fault (check for obstruction) which they said: "SHORT TEST F/C 800ACO OVER TEMP DUE TO EXCESS HEAT, RAN TEST PLAN, NO ACTION TAKEN AT THIS TIME ".

Before they replaced the taillights, they flashed iStep so I am at F020-19-07-539 from F020-17-11-540, there's that. Now all my customization needs to be redone, not to mention the minor conveniences like easy access + folding mirror.

It's over 100 today in SoCal, just parked the car in the driveway, 10 minutes later the alarm went off, hope it's just a fluke and not indicative of electrical gremlins.

Thanks again for itemizing your fix on the clutch.

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      08-26-2019, 08:47 PM   #22
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Could this be the source of dashboard noise?

DIY A-pillar noise fix without removing the windshield https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1546468
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