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Old 11-27-2013, 01:05 PM
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Groaning/Creeking Front Suspension

It must be in serious pain because it is constantly groaning and creaking when its under 40F and in Comfort, Norm or Sport. I dont get it at all in Sport+. Dealer cant fix it. They changed struts last winter, but now I am hearing it again. speedbumps and driveways are the worst. Anyone have a fix? I would love to get this fixed. This is really my only complaint in 30k miles. So tired of listening to it.

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Old 12-03-2013, 12:29 PM
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I had the same problem on my 2011 750 LXI, creaking every time I went over a speed bump slowly or in/out of driveway. Dealer replaced from stabilizer, no change. On the next visit they removed and replaced both front wheel bearings and cleaned/sanded mating surface per a bulletin, and did something to a Tension Strut. They also replaced both front push struts with bushings, and there was a list of parts they used all on the front 2 wheels. Problem solved.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:53 PM
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I had the same problem on my 2011 750 LXI, creaking every time I went over a speed bump slowly or in/out of driveway. Dealer replaced from stabilizer, no change. On the next visit they removed and replaced both front wheel bearings and cleaned/sanded mating surface per a bulletin, and did something to a Tension Strut. They also replaced both front push struts with bushings, and there was a list of parts they used all on the front 2 wheels. Problem solved.
Could you post a copy of your invoice so we can see what was replaced? I don't have this problem but it can be useful in the future.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:17 AM
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have the same issue with my 2011 750ix. groaning an creaking. getting worse with cold. 45k miles.
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:40 PM
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I'm having the same issue. Is it possible to post your list of what they replaced?

Thanks for the assist
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:46 PM
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This would be great to show. Its enough for me to go teat drive a8s. Wait but they wouldnt let me take one
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:26 PM
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Groaning/Creeking Front Suspension

I had the same problem. They replaced the tension strut and lubricated some parts...problem solved. Took them 2 weeks to figure it out but their is a TSB on this.


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Old 12-06-2013, 07:00 AM
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Here is a list of what they did:

Removed and replaced both front wheel bearings and cleaned/sanded/lubed mating surface pas per a Bulletin,

Replaced Tension Strut x 2 of them

Then, they diagnosed that front push struts/bushings were noise, so they replaced both front push struts and bushings, using the following parts:
2 x Repair set Micro
2 x Wheel hub with Bear
8 x Collar screw, micro
2 x Collar screw, with S (line was cut off so I do not know what the S means)

Hope this helps
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:25 AM
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Groaning/Creeking Front Suspension

Mine does the same on my driveway otherwise it is fine. I'm not going to have BMW chase something that is not a big deal and ruin something else potentially.


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Old 12-17-2013, 07:09 PM
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Does anyone have the TSB bulletin number? I'm having same issue and it happens intermittent. Dealer says they can't duplicate. No surprise!
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Any definitive resolution on this anyone?

Mine does not sound happy at this time.

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Old 04-05-2016, 09:23 AM
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Covered under CPO?
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:34 AM
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I noticed the same with mine.

If you have that TSB number that would help alot. I'll let BMW fix the issue.
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Old 04-05-2016, 11:09 AM
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I'm interested in the TSB number as well.

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Old 04-05-2016, 09:23 PM
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Me too, my car is actually at Beverly Hills BMW as we speak and the first thing they told me was the warranty won't replace struts there's nothing we can do.
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:03 AM
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The factory warranty won't or you have an extended warranty that won't?
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:45 AM
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The factory warranty won't or you have an extended warranty that won't?


Extended
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:11 PM
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Extended
Who do you have as an extended warranty company, and If BMW, which plan?

Anyone know if GEICO MBI would cover same?

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Old 04-07-2016, 04:21 AM
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Creaking

My front bushings were worn or torn. When they were replaced, problem solved
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Old 04-07-2016, 06:23 AM
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