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Re: Fed up

Post by HN1989x » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:45 pm

Yep. BMW build quality is sh*t now.

My 2010 116i felt alot nicer than my current M2. Rattles are very prominent on uneven roads. Even the indicator stalks just feel light and cheap :(

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Re: Fed up

Post by LittleWellsy » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:58 pm

I have the same rattle from the same location, been in to the dealer a few times for other issues and had them look at this at the same time. They replaced the speaker the first time, since it still didn't solve it, they put some anti-rattle tape on the trim around it on the second visit. Its still there but I don't notice as much anymore.

I find it worst when in sport and going at slower speeds. Seems to get in to a rhythm.
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Re: Fed up

Post by shadowman140 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:12 pm

Weirdly enough one of the companies smashing BMW in customer care etc is Alfa Romeo....their service now is fantastic.

Just shows how you can't rest on your laurels,it's a ultra competitive market out there and people don't stick to brands like they used to.

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Re: Fed up **fixed**

Post by racey1979 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:49 pm

Just thought I would share my fix of the rattling/vibrating isofix points. This video shows how well the tone generator app finds the problems......

https://youtu.be/FSMLm8XEFsw

And here is my fix, a bit crude but so far works really well, and it's not visibly when the lid is closed..........

Image2019-02-12_02-20-45 by Andy Race, on Flickr

Image2019-02-12_02-20-12 by Andy Race, on Flickr

Basically I had some adhesive felt pads in the drawer that came with a dining room set. I simply stuck two together and stuck them on the back of the lid. When you close the lid they get trapped between the plastic creating a bit of pressure thus stopping the vibration. So the problem is fixed.......but I'm still fed up :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Fed up **fixed**

Post by Nottsknots » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:17 pm

Result! Bit poor that BMW cant figure this sort of thing out, and you have to DIY on whats supposed to be a respectable car.
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Re: Fed up **fixed**

Post by ccsb58 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:36 pm

My car actually came with some spongey strips in a plastic bag from new, the dealer must of known i'd be particular about rattles! Sort of a DIY thing I think?

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Re: Fed up **fixed**

Post by Nottsknots » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:52 pm

Bit of a testing thing I think. Whats the point of driving hundreds of thousands of miles in a test programme if they dont fix stuff like this? It must’ve been noticed by the test drivers at some point, and costs pfennigs (sorry, cents) to fix; things like this are differentiators between manufacturers when many people make buying decisions. Very short sighted from BMW and very poor support from (most) dealers (ccsb58, I think yours must be the exception).
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Re: Fed up

Post by 330d uk » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:09 pm

racey1979 wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:42 am
330d uk wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:26 pm
I use an app called “tone generator” (iphone) which vibrates at different controllable rates and can usually find all sorts of trim/speaker noises
Big thanks for this mate, I downloaded the app as suggested and I couldn't believe how effective it was. On low tones the back shelf started to rattle like Hell and it wasn't the speaker, it's these bloody things..........
Glad you found and sorted it! sometimes you’re better off doing it yourself, it’s a great app for finding rattles but you need to know the noise you are looking for as you probably found out it can make everything vibrate at some frequency’s
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