Are these failed weld sounds persistent - i.e. not related to temperature, speed, and are just constant? As I mentioned in a previous thread in a 2013 X5 I get an occassional brief click from the pillarr where my seat belt comes out - not even related to bumps or rough road, and only when ythe outside temp is in the 90's and the vehicle has been sitting out in the sun - I can only describe is as the sound that is made if a nut is dropped in a plastic cup. Have not brought it in to the dealer because it might occur 5 times in my 45 mile commute, and after a while no "click". Can anyone with a documented weld problem describe the symptoms?
You described it well.....mine is on the passenger side of the X5 (2012) near where the seat belt comes out. I thought at times it was a trim problem......sorta sounds like the window is in the channel too tight. I sure would like to know what the issue is.
Regardless of the source of the creaking noise ***8211; is the creaking noise good enough to lemon the car if BMW fails to fix it four times? Does the lemon law definition of "nonconformity" include creaking noise? The nonconformity should impair the use, value, or safety of the car (at least under Californian lemon law). In my view, the value of the creaking car is impaired.
Did anybody try to lemon creaking car?
NoI4plz, thanks for your response. I am not interested what dealer or BMW NA considers, thinks, plans or intends to do. Of course, you are not a friend when you want to use lemon law.
Lemon law is pretty new concept for me, since I am European. However, based on what I understand you have lemon if (i) you meet the number of days when the car was being fixed, or (ii) if BMW fails to fix it four times and the defect impairs the use, value, or safety of the car. It is logic for me that the creaking noise impairs the value of the car. If you want to sell the car and the potential buyer hears the noise, he will walk away, right? If there are defective welds and BMW fixes the defect by welding and painting, it also impairs the value (even more, because the paint is not as from the factory, the repair probably is recorded in carfax).
My question is whether somebody came across similar lemon cases. What is logic for me, is not necessarily for others (including judges).