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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 09-24-2013, 08:20 PM
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Front End Crunching Sound/ drive train rumble

I am sorry if this is redundant but I did a search and came up empty, although I remember a similar thread.

My 2011 535i x-drive has two problems which are somewhat chronic and one is getting worse.

First, there is a crunching noise in the front end, particularly noticeable on turns out of my driveway, but occasionally constant, especially driving over expansion joints on the highway. I thought someone said there was a control arm issue but I could be mistaken.

Second, I have a constant "hum" or low frequency vibration in the drivetrain above about 65-70 mph. It creates a resonance in the cabin. I had the car back at 2000 miles for this, they told me they drove another car which did the same thing, but now at 36K it's getting annoying. I am waiting for an appointment but trying to do my due diligence in advance so the session with service goes easier.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:33 PM
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Front End Crunching Sound/ drive train rumble

If it happens more during turns and the sound changes with speed then I would suspect CV joints. Take it in.

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