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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 02-06-2012, 07:19 PM
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my issue sounds more like metal contact...maybe metal flexing somewhere. i would record the sound but the dealer has had my car for over a week now. i'm told to stop in tomorrow to pick it up to have someone drive around with me i guess.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:25 AM
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can you just post the fix?
Think even those that don't have the problem would like to know.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:14 PM
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New to this forum - have a 2013 x5 - started making the same creeking/popping noises - first from the right rear and then from the right side also - started at 2 months - 2000 miles and now has 4700 miles - been in and out of the service shop for past 3 months - BMW sent factory engineer to look and he said to replace the rear gate pull down mechanism - didn't do a thing - now BMW is sending another engineer on 3-27. I've asked for a replacement but dealer says that call must be made by the factory - very frustrating.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:50 PM
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I too had this annoying popping/ clicking sound coming from the b pillar on the drivers side rear seat. After reading the post about the rearear seat latch I applied lithium grease to the clasp as well as the post. Problem solved, no more noise.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:26 PM
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Please see new thread titled: "Refund or replacement due to bad welds". Thanks.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:24 PM
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I have had two X5's that have made creaking, popping noises etc. A 2008 and a 2011. Both did/do the exact thing. The doors creak when the body flexes, such as turning at low speeds etc. The only way of this going away permanently is driving with the windows down partially....which is never going to happen so you can lube the felt at the top of the door and that quiets it up for a while but it always comes back.
The dealer tried the teflon tape (recommended by BMW NA) and that didn't work well. They also tried rubbing a bunch of "vaseline" type goo in the door jambs, but I told them to take that off right away as it would eventually rub off on clothing, hands etc.

Basically, I believe it's a fault that has no cure.

Our 2011 also makes a lot of plastic cracking noise from the rear cargo area during the same body flex. I guess I could get the dealer to put felt back there....maybe soon.

The joke in our house is that the X5 is a great car, if you are deaf.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:53 PM
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I had a similar issue. (see my entries to the forum). The dealer and a BMW tech decided it was "oil canning". They placed "cavity wax" in the area, per the dealer. This occurred at about 5,000 miles (I think). I am now at 25,000 miles with absolutely no reoccurence. Good luck. Doc
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:32 PM
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I had a similar issue. (see my entries to the forum). The dealer and a BMW tech decided it was "oil canning". They placed "cavity wax" in the area, per the dealer. This occurred at about 5,000 miles (I think). I am now at 25,000 miles with absolutely no reoccurence. Good luck. Doc
Oil canning?
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:55 PM
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Oil canning?
Havent heard that for some time...

Did you ever use a 'oil can'? Long neck down to a drip snout, round container for oil with a large, round bottom. When you press the bottom it 'clicks' from one position (flexed out) to anther (flexed in), The noise is a popping sound due to this round. flat -almost tympanic membrane- popping in and out.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:17 PM
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oil canning

Sorry, but this is the term used by my dealership. They explained that there was an area where two thin plates of steel were in close contact. When the vehicle flexed, as in going over a speed bump with only one front wheel, the two plates would contact, flex, and make a creaking noise. Whether this is true, I don't know. They removed all the plastic panels, applied "cavity wax", drove the d**n truck for days, and pronounced it "fixed". My x5d is a quiet as any MB I've ever owned. It's no Lexus, but I am 100% satisfied with the ride, quietness, handling, comfort, mileage, dealership and reliability.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:01 PM
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Found out this week that BMW has agreed to replace my 2013 x5 with 4800 miles on it - the dealer has been unable to fit the creeks/pops/pings even after a plant tech person inspected it - took three months of service calls but I have to thank the GM and service manager of the dealership for perservering and getting this done.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:51 PM
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Congrats. If the dealership is on your side it makes it SO much easier.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:40 AM
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Good luck with the pops and creaks in your next one! Heads up...Keep in mind, you are driving a truck with a hatchback, that also has one of the firmest, and best rides on the road. It's the perfect environment for pops, creaks, and rattles to blossom. My friends Buick Enclave...quite as can be, as you can drive over the Grand Canon with a cup of coffee in hand. Oh I hate noises, but have learned to live with them in my X5.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:40 AM
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OK guys - received the replacement 2013 x5 April 5th - on April 6th at 61 miles started getting pop and snap sounds from the rear cargo area. x5 has been in the shop for the past 10 days and dealer finally convinced plant to send someone to look at it (I'm in South Carolina). Factory techs (3) arrived, went for a test drive and immediately went to the passenger side rear seat and said the sounds were from the latch mechanism in the seat. Techs said that this latch had been an on going problem. A new latch was overnighted from the factory and installed. I had the dealer tech drive it home (45 miles round trip) and said no noises. It's only been one day but so far no pops, snaps or creaks. We'll see.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:20 PM
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Unable to see the video. Does anyone have a video of the noise? I have what I think is trim popping noise also. But now I'm not sure what the source of the noise is. It's especially noticeable when the weather is warm. Also, my door has a slight rattle.

2013 X5
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:39 AM
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If its worse when its warm then you are suffering from the lower B pillar trim creaking and moving. Its a cheap horrible piece of hard plastic.

Remove door rubber and prize gap open with a plastic wedge (or modified plastic paint scraper) Insert some felt or foam rubber drought stopper and it should fix the problem.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:30 AM
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If its worse when its warm then you are suffering from the lower B pillar trim creaking and moving. Its a cheap horrible piece of hard plastic.

Remove door rubber and prize gap open with a plastic wedge (or modified plastic paint scraper) Insert some felt or foam rubber drought stopper and it should fix the problem.
How did this pass hot weather testing? Didn't they hear all the noise?

Oh, now I'm noticing my driver side door has a light rattle. Sounds like a door would if it wasn't closed fully, which is impossible since I have soft close doors.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:02 PM
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I have the same exact noise. It's annoying as all hell since I like driving with the radio off.

I've had the luck of driving 3 brand new BMW X5s and they all exhibit the same problem, so this isn't an individual issue.

Also, do any other diesel drivers experience wind whistling noise coming from the passenger side mirror when driving >50 mph?
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