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      09-19-2018, 06:09 PM   #1
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Hey guys, anyone experience a buzzing sound at speeds of 40-80 coming from the steering wheel column? It happens from time to time but mainly on the freeway. It's so annoying!! please help.

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      09-19-2018, 08:37 PM   #2
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yes i have this problem, only over rough roads on freeway speeds, have no idea what the F it could be lol.
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      09-19-2018, 10:54 PM   #3
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Me too. Sounds like a module or connector is loose near the base of the housing. I plan on opening up the column and seeing what it is. As soon as I figure out how to open the column...
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      09-20-2018, 07:46 AM   #4
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I've noticed that too. Still can't figure it out whether it's coming from the steering wheel or the steering column. It's really bumming me out because I just got my MY2014 M6 gran coupe traded in for my M4, and I never experienced such annoying rattle with my M4.
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      09-20-2018, 09:56 PM   #5
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Hey guys, anyone experience a buzzing sound at speeds of 40-80 coming from the steering wheel column? It happens from time to time but mainly on the freeway. It's so annoying!! please help.

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I know this might be a long shot but what your explaining it almost sounds like the vibration sound you would get from the steering wheel with lane keep assist ?
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      09-20-2018, 10:22 PM   #6
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I know this might be a long shot but what your explaining it almost sounds like the vibration sound you would get from the steering wheel with lane keep assist ?
Was hoping someone else would have posted this before I got around to it.
Refer to this thread: https://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=810952&page=8

It is your vibration motor generator resonating with the road.
Is it a kind of high pitch buzz? If so refer to SIB 661017 Defect code: 6137143900
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Thanks for the info, but that's not what's happening on my car. Only on rougher roads I can hear something rattling in the column near my knees. It's not coming from the wheel.
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      09-21-2018, 12:20 AM   #8
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UPDATE: Just got my car back.
They changed out the lane departure sensor and the sound is 1000% gone.
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      09-21-2018, 07:36 AM   #9
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UPDATE: Just got my car back.
They changed out the lane departure sensor and the sound is 1000% gone.
Great to hear that!

I bought 3rd party warranty with my M6 GC, so I'm hoping that will take care of this problem. I am going to raise this to the sales rep where I bought my M6.

I'm relieved but also surprised at the same time that there's so many out there with this issue.

Thanks to you all and bimmerpost for these information!

Wish me luck.

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Faulty Vibration Generator

I had a similar issue. Took 3-4 visits to dealer including drive-along with service manager. Under warranty, replaced the steering wheel vibration generator.
Looks like the part number is 32-33-7-849-416

As you may know, this part is fundamental to the lane departure feature.

For sure it fixed the problem.

Hope this helps...
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      10-06-2018, 09:49 PM   #11
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I was having the same issue on my coupe, it was driving me crazy. My service guy here in Miami hooked me up and changed the whole steering wheel under warranty. Haven't heard the noise since.
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      10-09-2018, 04:58 AM   #12
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I just had the vibration generator changed few days ago. I'll say it took away of about 90% of the rattling noise. Subtle buzzing is still there...I'll spend several more days to see if the new part needs some time to settle in to stop the subtle buzzing. Otherwise, I might just want the whole steering wheel changed to new one.

Circled in yellow is the new one.
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I have this annoyance as well 2013 M6 its intermittent but mostly on rougher freeway at speed. Makes the car feel cheap
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This is good to know. Mine definitely has an obnoxious noise coming from that part of the steering wheel. I will replace the part and see if it solves the problem.
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Hey guys, anyone experience a buzzing sound at speeds of 40-80 coming from the steering wheel column? It happens from time to time but mainly on the freeway. It's so annoying!! please help.

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Only had the car 2 weeks, its driving me crazy!! have you fixed yours? I'm waiting on BMW service to get back to me.
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      07-13-2019, 09:05 PM   #16
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Just replaced the vibration generator this evening. Not entirely sure that was the problem as the original generator didn't have much play and the only difference is a little more of the shaft exposed on the old one. I'll take it for a test drive tomorrow and hope for the best.


Update: It worked!! Drove the car around and it was definitely the problem. The rattling was there since I bought the car and just assumed that was how the lane assist worked, it is so much better after replacing it! Does not sound so cheap anymore.
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