Mine does this sometimes too (Sept 04 build) - I haven't got around to asking the dealer about it... but it seems to happen when the car is going over uneven ground, as if the bodyshell is twisting a bit and the windscreen is moving...
Precisely...!! The Mini's body is under alot of stress causing various noises and creaks about the car. Either deal with the noises cuz you will drive yourself insane taking it back in for each noise that is produced. Trust me you will never get rid of all the noises in the MCS except it......and roll on!! MCS + Sport suspension + rough ride = lotsa noises. My girlfriend thinks that I am psycho due to the amount of times that i have turned down the tunes to hear of another noise or rattle and try to find out where it was coming from during outtings.lightbody said:Mine does this sometimes too (Sept 04 build) - I haven't got around to asking the dealer about it... but it seems to happen when the car is going over uneven ground, as if the bodyshell is twisting a bit and the windscreen is moving...
I couldnt agree with you more in your first response as I too have paid out the a$$ to get my MCS. These rattles are not to say the least minimal by me saying this its not just a few of us that have em. EVERYONE has them so that must me one of two things BMW makes a crap Mini or BMW just makes a crap MCS. I have driven the MC's and they dont make this noise at all...in fact they made no noise whatsoever. The ride was nicer as they dont have the sport suspension and IMHO they have alot better ride then the MCS. I think if you go to the Classic Mini forums that you will find that they have a BARRAGE of noises and rattles in them..I for one have just grown to deal with the rattles cuz I am sick and tired of going into the dealer to have them sorted. And like my service rep here at CARRS of Bury St. Edmunds told me that you will find yes you can bring it in for rattles and squeaks but you will find the more you drive it the more they will come about, its just bound to happen!!HoveBiker said:TWO points to make !
First, in response to SiNNeD, just because it is a small car doesn't mean it should be poorly assembled, remember this is actually a BMW ! Squeaks and rattles are not why I've paid a premium price for this vehicle.
Second, PROBLEM SOLVED ! I have noted that several postings here have referred to late build 2004 cars and maybe this is a common fault. The SOLUTION is as follows. There are three lugs which hold the dashboard in place. There should be rubber stuffing surrounding these lugs. In my case the local dealer, CHANDLERS of Brighton, removed the dash, inserted the rubber stuffing in 20 minutes and now the vehicle is as it should be.
100% praise for Chandlers. Having had Fords and FIATs previously, this is how dealerships should be. Even a cup of decent coffee, biscuits and a newspaper to keep me occupied whilst they sorted the problem.
zyo said:I'v had the same problem ,well i think it was the dash top rubbing against the windscreen.Mine is a Sept 04 MO and i didn't have the noise until i took it back and they took the dash out to fix a buzzing speedo and to also fix a faulty heated front windscreen.Once i got the car back this new creaking noise had appeared along with two rips in the dash top(they did point this out to me and said they would replace it) ,so it then went in about 1 month later to have the replacement screen replaced cos it was now leaking(very disconcerting watching water come out of the rear view mirror)and to have the dash top done.When i phoned to pick it up they said the leak was now fixed but they would need to replace the dash top.It would have to be booked back in cos the dash top would take 7 to 10 days to arrive."but it came in to have it fixed and the dash should have been ordered about a month ago".The lady said she would check."i'm afraid that we have a dash top here sir but its already damaged".So its been back since and they replaced it ,and made the noisy dash even worse.Even with the Harmon Kardon on loud you could still here it.So it went back again last Friday,now most of the noise has gone and i think its acceptable,what i didn't think was acceptable was the puncture in the dash top(admittedly small but still there )and the scuffs and small tear in the under side of the dash just above the speedo,The quality of workmanship is decidely lacking.The motto seems to be the more you take it back the more problems you will have.Just my little moan on the subject from my personal experience.Oh and whenever i pick up the car after the dash has been out ,the headlight height adjuster is always hanging out
I had this. My dealer replaced the speedo and the rattling is gone.zyo said:now i have the irritating speedo buzz/rattle back that it went in for in the first place