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      05-08-2015, 11:31 PM   #1
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Squeaky Driver's Seat...

Does anybody have a squeaky seat? I'm one of those people that is driven nuts by noises in my car. It sounds like it is coming from the left side of the back portion of the seat.

Maybe I'm a bit too OCD...
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      05-09-2015, 12:45 PM   #2
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Does anybody have a squeaky seat? I'm one of those people that is driven nuts by noises in my car. It sounds like it is coming from the left side of the back portion of the seat.

Maybe I'm a bit too OCD...
When my passenger seat is empty, it does squeak when the car is in motion. The weight of a passenger stops the squeak though.

My driver's seat doesn't squeak, but it's probably my weight that helps with that as well.

I agree with you, such an expensive car should not have squeaky seats.
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      05-09-2015, 01:08 PM   #3
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My passenger seat recently squeaked with someone in it.

Try adjusting your seat into differing position(s) to see what angle or leverage causes it to squeak.

If it is truly obnoxious it may be a loose support/bolt etc which should be fixable.
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      05-09-2015, 01:40 PM   #4
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I had the same problem, it was because the seat back was rubbing against something I'd placed behind it. Sounds obvious, I know, and you've probably already checked that, but worth a quick look if you haven't.
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      05-09-2015, 08:32 PM   #5
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I had the same problem, it was because the seat back was rubbing against something I'd placed behind it. Sounds obvious, I know, and you've probably already checked that, but worth a quick look if you haven't.
That's funny. I'm so anal, that I don't even keep stuff in my car. I think I may have found a seat position that reduces the squeak greatly, which is good. However, I may try to see if I can pull the seat apart. That's a bit risky, but I also prefer to take the DIY approach, especially with something a BMW SA would consider minor. Certainly, if I can't get rid of the noise over time, then I'd go in and have them take a look at it.

As an aside, I had a Toyota Tundra a while back. Obviously, there were a number of squeaks in it, since it's a truck. Well, it still wasn't acceptable to me, so I took various felt pads and placed them throughout the truck, which included pulling door panels off to get rid of squeaks! Anyway, I was able to get rid of damn near every noise in the cabin, which was awesome. Well, whenever my wife and I got in an argument, she would threaten to pull them all out while I was sleeping!! Needless to say, she won a lot of arguments.
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      05-09-2015, 10:58 PM   #6
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I had the same exact issue on mine and it drove me INSANE! I tried changing my seating position and nothing helped. I noticed it mostly on turns...right hand turns mostly and at lower speeds. I was finally fed up and took it into the dealer and they fixed it. I took my SA for a test drive so he can hear what I was putting up with and he had it fixed the same day. Seems like some bolts were loose down there but they took care of it and that squeak hasn't come back since (knock on wood).

I'd suggest you take it in and let them fix it. It drove me crazy that a 100k car had squeaks.
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      05-10-2015, 02:39 AM   #7
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Funny I think it's a BMW driver thing, I keep nothing that can rattle inside my car, even my rear seat belts are buckled at all times!! If anything rattles I fix it immediately, I mean as soon as I'm not moving.. If it persists, take it in to the dealer and make them fix it, some guy once lemoned a Murcielago because of interior rattling and squeaks, it made headlines! For what we pay for these cars they should not annoy us in the slightest, you're supposed to enjoy life at all times in a BMW!
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      05-10-2015, 09:27 AM   #8
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Isn't it insane that we have have to find a seat position in order to keep it from squeaking in a $100k vehicle?
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      05-10-2015, 11:51 AM   #9
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I had the same issue on my passenger seat , my car went to the dealer twice for this issue they reduce the rattling but it still exist .
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I have the squeaky drivers seat too, but it only happens when I am getting in or out of the car. I have this weird annoying rattle from the passenger seat area though.
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I have the squeaky drivers seat too, but it only happens when I am getting in or out of the car. I have this weird annoying rattle from the passenger seat area though.
Is the rattle the seatbelt hitting the plastic on the side of the seat? If so, you can slide the belt clip up or down to minimize the rattle.
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I had the same exact issue on mine and it drove me INSANE! I tried changing my seating position and nothing helped. I noticed it mostly on turns...right hand turns mostly and at lower speeds. I was finally fed up and took it into the dealer and they fixed it. I took my SA for a test drive so he can hear what I was putting up with and he had it fixed the same day. Seems like some bolts were loose down there but they took care of it and that squeak hasn't come back since (knock on wood).

I'd suggest you take it in and let them fix it. It drove me crazy that a 100k car had squeaks.
I'll do a little looking around to see if I can easily pull the seat apart, or enough to check for any loose bolts, etc. If it doesn't look like an easy DIY, then I'll definitely take it to the dealer.
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      05-11-2015, 01:40 AM   #13
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It was a common problem for the 2012s and they rolled out a fix to the service centers for repairs. I had it done about 2 years ago on mine. Just a warning though - they totally F'd up my seat (ripped the seat leather and left trim off) and scratched up the door sill in the process of fixing it. Took me about 5 trips before they finally got it all fixed. Pretty much a nightmare from what started as a minor squeak.
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It was a common problem for the 2012s and they rolled out a fix to the service centers for repairs. I had it done about 2 years ago on mine. Just a warning though - they totally F'd up my seat (ripped the seat leather and left trim off) and scratched up the door sill in the process of fixing it. Took me about 5 trips before they finally got it all fixed. Pretty much a nightmare from what started as a minor squeak.
I fix all that stuff myself for that reason.. I am handy though and know how to locate and fix those things from many years of experience. We still shouldn't have to, I just avoid the dealer any time I can.
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Is the rattle the seatbelt hitting the plastic on the side of the seat? If so, you can slide the belt clip up or down to minimize the rattle.
I did, it helps a little, but I guess the bass when I am playing music still causes it to rattle.
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