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      08-25-2012, 01:09 PM   #111
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I picked up my new my new m5 this morning and everything is great except that i also have the clunk sound
This sucks... Is it a 2013 model year car?
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      08-25-2012, 03:45 PM   #112
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I hear it several times a day, in my car................
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I hear it several times a day, in my car................
Have you tried having the springs replaced with the corrected ones from BMW?
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Have you tried having the springs replaced with the corrected ones from BMW?
People have been told that the corrected ones will become available only in December...
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People have been told that the corrected ones will become available only in December...
Is it a manufacturing tolerance issue or a design flaw? I.e. will they do a recall or only issue them on request.
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I picked up my new my new m5 this morning and everything is great except that i also have the clunk sound
This sucks... Is it a 2013 model year car?
How can you tell? I do know that is hasn't got the new navi so i guess it's my 2012.

Really annoying that this isn't solved sooner. The car was build in august. By then this problem was already known by bmw if i read al the online complaints about it.
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Is it a manufacturing tolerance issue or a design flaw? I.e. will they do a recall or only issue them on request.
Some M5 owners in Australia were contacted and asked to bring their cars for spring replacement in December 2012. Not sure if this counts as a recall or not...

Seems like a design flaw - it can't be good for the springs to hit repeatedly the stop above them.
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If it was built in August, then it's a 2013... It is certainly disturbing that August builds still have this problem.
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Would be good if someone made non lowering springs to solve this. I would change the springs, but don't want to lower or lose ride quality.
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F10 rear spring clunk noise



Ok - this is the kind of shiz-nit that I have little tolerance for!

This issue was originally reported for the 2012MY - WTF BMW???

My final production week is slated for the 1st week in Sept 2013, followed by a BMW Welt delivery scheduled for 22 Sept 2012.

I will be if this known product defect has still made it through my Sept 2012 build.

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      08-28-2012, 12:53 AM   #121
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I will be if this known product defect has still made it through my Sept 2012 build.
It sounds like the new springs will become available only in December, so I think you're out-of-luck.

I'm in the same boat. Not sure what to do about this. I don't think it makes sense to have to replace the springs on a new car. Also, the dealership technicians who will have to do the replacement have no experience with doing this job on this car. I'm really tempted to let them sell the car I ordered to someone else, and I will place another order when BMW finally starts installing the proper springs in new production cars (December?) I think I'd rather wait a few more months than deal with the repercussions of having defective springs.
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Have you tried having the springs replaced with the corrected ones from BMW?
No. Are they available?
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It sounds like the new springs will become available only in December, so I think you're out-of-luck.

I'm in the same boat. Not sure what to do about this. I don't think it makes sense to have to replace the springs on a new car. Also, the dealership technicians who will have to do the replacement have no experience with doing this job on this car. I'm really tempted to let them sell the car I ordered to someone else, and I will place another order when BMW finally starts installing the proper springs in new production cars (December?) I think I'd rather wait a few more months than deal with the repercussions of having defective springs.
The problem is not really that serious honestly. I won't even call it a defect. Apart from going over bumps, you won't notice it in normal driving. If u go over speed bumps slowly, u don't even notice it. Of course they should fix it, but don't let that spoil your fun. I don't even remember this issue anymore until i read this thread again.
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The problem is not really that serious honestly. I won't even call it a defect. Apart from going over bumps, you won't notice it in normal driving. If u go over speed bumps slowly, u don't even notice it. Of course they should fix it, but don't let that spoil your fun. I don't even remember this issue anymore until i read this thread again.
I realize this, but it's still a problem. First, who knows what damage it causes to other parts when it happens. Second, I will need to have the springs replaced, and I don't want the dealer to have to mess with my new car. I have bad experience with dealers fixing one problem (or not even fixing it) while causing another mechanical problem or cosmetic damage. I accept it as inevitable on an old car, but not on a new car, and certainly not on a new >$100K car. If I need to wait a few months to avoid all this, I will wait...
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      08-30-2012, 03:08 PM   #125
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Well The M Technician confirmed that BMW are releesing new coil springs in December, he was not sure if there would be a recall, but the car definitely needs them. Safe, but noisy, to drive in the meantime.

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I think I'm going to wait until the cars come with the new springs. I don't want to be driving with the springs jumping around, and I don't want my new car to be messed with by the dealership to replace the springs.

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Imagine you're driving a car with a heavy toolbox /a baseball bat/luggage in your trunk on uneven road surface - that's what the real 'clunk sound' sounds is like.
thats exactly what it sounds like in mine!

like something is loose in the trunk bouncing around.


i also have a fairly loud "squeek" when going over abrubt bumps. anyone else get this?

its only heard when i have the windows down
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^ I have that 'squeek' on my 2011 550 front suspension only, esp. in the winter time when going over speed bump, no 'squeek' traveling on rough road
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I have read through this entire thread and have yet to hear of someone with a 2013 model year (defined by having new navi, not month of build) complain of the problem.

Is it even remotely possible that those of us in the US soon to take delivery in September with a 2013 build will have the correct springs??? Is it guaranteed that every car delivered before December 2012 will have defective springs or just those that are 2012 model year? Thanks to anyone who can help lower my blood pressure.
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Picked up M5 just now , had 4 miles on it. No side bolster adjustment and sales manager agreed its only 18 way . Seats are in fact same as my 550i with some small differences in upper back rest configuration . Also unfortunately I believe I have dreaded clunk sound . Noticed it already with only 26 miles now on car . It dies sound like a loose wrench in trunk. Having said all this I am at this stage not overly unhappy . Car is comfortable , not harsh and tire noise is nearly unnoticeable . I have 19 wheels. I will report back in a few days. Let's however work to get a financial resolution on seat mis-representation.
Racer10 mentioned in another thread his 2013 had the sound. I am hopeful to get delivery of mine this Saturday (now been on a truck for over a week) and the highway from my dealer will be the true test. There are several make shift patches from the road buckling so driving the new beast home on that I should know pretty quick if there will be a clunk in my trunk...
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Racer10 mentioned in another thread his 2013 had the sound. I am hopeful to get delivery of mine this Saturday (now been on a truck for over a week) and the highway from my dealer will be the true test. There are several make shift patches from the road buckling so driving the new beast home on that I should know pretty quick if there will be a clunk in my trunk...
I think a way to duplicate the sound is to be a slight incline or hill and accelerate . That's when I have heard the clunk coming from the trunk. One noise or sound, sounding like a wrench fell out of a toolbox ....clunk. I will listen for it some more tomorrow I am fairly certain I can duplicate it but what good does that do me?
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I have it on my 2013. It does bother me quite a bit...maybe I'll go with KW V3 when I put some wheels.
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2013 model
Picked up on Aug 31
Distance travled since 300km. Combination of highway, locals - incl. rough roads but no significant size potholes.

No clunk on mine (thus far). Lucky me !

If there is then I will mention to my dealer when I bring it in for my post break-in 2000km service.
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