I recently took my car to my local dealer with various issues. The one major concern for me was the rattling sound coming from the windows when fully raised into the rubber seals. It is more noticable on uneven road surfaces. The dealer confirmed this as the route of the noise, but felt replacing the rubber seals would not cure the problem. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Any Advice
I tried the recommendation of the rubber care. It cures the problem. Also treated The Girlfriends MIni whhich also had this same problem. This still has rattle, I think this is another problem here. Shame BMW use poor quality components when building these cars. Exterior - Great, Engine - Great, interior - absolute shambles.
I had the same problem with the windows. I have taken it to the dealers 3 times for the squeaky windows issue when they are fully up. Each time they smear some lubricant on the windows it left greasy marks on the edges of the windows and only seemed to cure the problem for a week, and then it would be back.
So I decided to try something else. I had a look at what I had in the garage and came across some dry chain oil for bicycles which contains teflon. I thought what the hell and lightly applied it to the seal around the door and window. It didin't leave any greasy marks, but left more of a sheen on the rubber. Hey presto! No more squeaking windows. It's now been three weeks since I did it. Doesn't leave any mess on the windows either.
I agree, this will not be a cheap stuff. But then, BMW should, in my opinion, offer a more permanent solution to the window squeaks and rattles. I think it is completely absurd that we spend that kind of money on a 'quality car' and then 12 months down the line we are having to spread grease on the window seals every 2 weeks.
Surely the permanent fix is for BMW to replace the seals?
I wonder if the first gen MINI's have this problem? If not, then it is clearly a design flaw on the second gen MINI.
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