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Door Trim & Window Pops / Rattles on Bumps and Turns

GalFromMo

New Member
Oct 11, 2021
3
0
Dallas
I am at my wits end with this rattle. It's been there since day one (2020 M3) and I've had multiple service trips and even mobile service. Of course I couldn't replicate the sound when he rode with me. Taking it in to SC is a waste because the roads are super smooth.

When I go over bumps, railroad tracks, other uneven surfaces and do hard turns with acceleration, I get a popping/creaking sound in this area circled. I can make the noise myself by pressing firmly on the area.

It's almost like the flexing of the door on bumps/turns is causing the bottom of the window to hit something inside that area. It only does it when the window is rolled UP. If the window is down slightly it doesn't do it.

At first I thought it was the weather stripping, but it's definitely coming from the door trim area and not at the top of the window.

I also get a faint glass rattle in the window area at times on bumps, railroad tracks, etc. Can't tell if these are two different issues or the same one.

Has anyone seen or heard this before? I have it on both my driver and passenger side. Passenger side is worse. Hard to replicate every time and I am so mad that it's always quiet when I have a mobile service tech ride with me.

I have another appt. on the 8th for this same rattle, but just trying to get feedback to see if anyone has any suggestions or experience with this.
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I love so much about this car, but the rattles are driving me nuts.
 

yoshi10

Member
Sep 19, 2017
60
8
USA
For me it was the seat belt flapping on the passenger seat. Moving the seat forward fixed it. This was found by a service technician.
 

GalFromMo

New Member
Oct 11, 2021
3
0
Dallas
For me it was the seat belt flapping on the passenger seat. Moving the seat forward fixed it. This was found by a service technician.
Thanks, no it's definitely the window. I keep my passenger seat belt buckled for the very reason you stated. I think I found the solution. Someone in another thread had a similar issue and the window was misaligned. Hoping to get it fixed on my next appt.
 

cimci

Member
Oct 28, 2020
44
9
Vancouver
Thanks, no it's definitely the window. I keep my passenger seat belt buckled for the very reason you stated. I think I found the solution. Someone in another thread had a similar issue and the window was misaligned. Hoping to get it fixed on my next appt.
I have the same thing same place! So annoying! Please let me know if they figure it out.
 

Candleflame

Active Member
Mar 9, 2015
3,429
1,867
QLD, Australia
yeah window alignment is usually the issue. if its not the window then you can put some foam tape inside the doortrim to put pressure and reduce vibration on the inside of the door trim.
 

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