BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW X7 (G07) Forums General BMW X7 Forum whistling noise on driver side

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-14-2019, 11:05 AM   #1
2020bmwx7
Enlisted Member
10
Rep
41
Posts

Drives: 2020 bmw x7
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: bay area

iTrader: (0)

whistling noise on driver side

2020 x7 40i

I just started noticing a whistling noise when driving above 30 mph on the driver side and i *think* it may be coming from the side mirror. It's not noticeable when the music is on loud enough but it shouldn't be happening when it's not

Has any one else come across this?

I need to do some more tests to see where it may be coming from.
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2019, 11:54 AM   #2
JFU
Lieutenant
United_States
112
Rep
457
Posts

Drives: X7
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Boston, MA

iTrader: (3)

People over on g05 have also had run-ins with the seal around the sunroof causing a whistling sound at higher speeds.
__________________
2014 A207 E550 Vert
2018 F60 Countryman S All4
2019 G07 X7 40i
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2019, 12:55 PM   #3
2020bmwx7
Enlisted Member
10
Rep
41
Posts

Drives: 2020 bmw x7
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: bay area

iTrader: (0)

oh wow. that's pretty loud in one of the videos in the G05 forum. Mine thankfully isn't there (yet).
Appreciate 0
      11-15-2019, 03:02 PM   #4
Missduvy
Second Lieutenant
103
Rep
241
Posts

Drives: 19 X7, 18 M5, 16 F12, 12 911
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: TN

iTrader: (0)

Iíve noticed a similar noise lately but have narrowed it down the the ventilation system. When i turn off the AC/Heat, it stops. Will take it in soon to find out.
Appreciate 0
      11-15-2019, 03:57 PM   #5
lukehhhhh
Enlisted Member
24
Rep
41
Posts

Drives: X7 30d Carbon black
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Australia

iTrader: (0)

I have noticed whistling sound at speeds between 30 and 45 mph. It's very faint but definitely there. The car has really good sound proofing and it's really strange to hear faint whistling sound.
Appreciate 0
      11-15-2019, 04:48 PM   #6
2020bmwx7
Enlisted Member
10
Rep
41
Posts

Drives: 2020 bmw x7
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: bay area

iTrader: (0)

So I did some basic tests today and narrowed it down to the gap that's there between the side view mirror and the housing it's attached to.

I put tape around the open gap (it's effectively the gap that's needed to retract the mirror in) to seal it and the noise went away.

Taking it into the dealership soon. If it was the side view mirror and it needed replacement, the service advisor said it'll likely need to come in from Germany so it could take a while.

This is a top view of the area I wrapped. I basically wrapped the bottom and part of the other side where the actual mirror is to cover that gap.

Appreciate 0
      12-03-2019, 04:57 PM   #7
2020bmwx7
Enlisted Member
10
Rep
41
Posts

Drives: 2020 bmw x7
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: bay area

iTrader: (0)

Update on this one... I took it to the dealership, reproduced the problem with them so it's not just me hearing it

They attempted to fix it, but ran into a problem where they put too much insulation in that it slowed down the open/close of the mirror movement itself. They ordered the part which came in quick, replaced it and problem is solved.

Awesome experience with BMW Fremont Service department on this one.

Hopefully this was a one-off fluke. The tech suspected since the mileage was low when the issue was reported that it was likely a bad install/part during the build process vs something that developed over the limited time it's been driven.
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2019, 11:44 AM   #8
Wild Blue
Lieutenant Colonel
Wild Blue's Avatar
United_States
605
Rep
1,635
Posts

Drives: 2004 BMW 330i w/ZHP Perf Pkg
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alaska

iTrader: (0)

Thanks, appreciate your follow-up with this one!
Appreciate 0
      12-14-2019, 09:28 PM   #9
gdurhamski
gdurham
gdurhamski's Avatar
United_States
10
Rep
34
Posts

Drives: X7 2020, 17 Porsche Turbo S
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Carmel, Indiana

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2020bmwx7 View Post
Update on this one... I took it to the dealership, reproduced the problem with them so it's not just me hearing it

They attempted to fix it, but ran into a problem where they put too much insulation in that it slowed down the open/close of the mirror movement itself. They ordered the part which came in quick, replaced it and problem is solved.

Awesome experience with BMW Fremont Service department on this one.

Hopefully this was a one-off fluke. The tech suspected since the mileage was low when the issue was reported that it was likely a bad install/part during the build process vs something that developed over the limited time it's been driven.
Could you tell it was coming from the front part of the drivers door? I have a faint buzzing noise I think is coming from the area where the drivers door meets the B-pillar. I also hear an intermittent plastic sounds like click and pops from the same area even when car is not moving. Any thoughts? My drivers door does not line up evenly with rear door as it does on the passenger side doors. Car has 1,300 miles on it.
Appreciate 0
      12-15-2019, 09:26 AM   #10
2020bmwx7
Enlisted Member
10
Rep
41
Posts

Drives: 2020 bmw x7
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: bay area

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by gdurhamski View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2020bmwx7 View Post
Update on this one... I took it to the dealership, reproduced the problem with them so it's not just me hearing it

They attempted to fix it, but ran into a problem where they put too much insulation in that it slowed down the open/close of the mirror movement itself. They ordered the part which came in quick, replaced it and problem is solved.

Awesome experience with BMW Fremont Service department on this one.

Hopefully this was a one-off fluke. The tech suspected since the mileage was low when the issue was reported that it was likely a bad install/part during the build process vs something that developed over the limited time it's been driven.
Could you tell it was coming from the front part of the drivers door? I have a faint buzzing noise I think is coming from the area where the drivers door meets the B-pillar. I also hear an intermittent plastic sounds like click and pops from the same area even when car is not moving. Any thoughts? My drivers door does not line up evenly with rear door as it does on the passenger side doors. Car has 1,300 miles on it.
Yes it was pretty easy to tell that it was from the driver's side mirror for the problem I had.

If your driver side door is not lining up evenly with the rear driver side door and it's visibly noticeable, you should definitely take it to the dealer.
Appreciate 0
      12-30-2019, 08:59 PM   #11
lukehhhhh
Enlisted Member
24
Rep
41
Posts

Drives: X7 30d Carbon black
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Australia

iTrader: (0)

Just got back from the dealer, they agreed whistling sound was audible. They test drove another X7 and found similar sounds. There were no other reported cases so they determined it's not a problem.
Appreciate 0
      12-30-2019, 09:39 PM   #12
akap007
Enlisted Member
United_States
42
Rep
34
Posts

Drives: 2011 BMW X5d
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Washington, D.C.

iTrader: (0)

My 2019 X7 has similar noise problems on the driver side front door. There is a distinct wind flutter coming from near the b-pillar above 60mph in addition to occasional rattling sounds from the driver side door. Taking it to my dealer next week to see if they can diagnose.
Appreciate 0
      01-01-2020, 12:56 PM   #13
2020bmwx7
Enlisted Member
10
Rep
41
Posts

Drives: 2020 bmw x7
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: bay area

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by lukehhhhh View Post
Just got back from the dealer, they agreed whistling sound was audible. They test drove another X7 and found similar sounds. There were no other reported cases so they determined it's not a problem.
Do you know where the sound is coming from?

After my driver side mirror was fixed, I do hear a slight sound coming from the center of the dashboard. I *think* it might be because there's air that is passing through the center speaker cover holes (you can feel it if you put your hand over the holes while driving) but I haven't tried to narrow this down since the cabin is a ton more quiet in general compared to my other cars though and it's not that annoying as the driver side problem I had prior but like the first problem, it only seems to come up once I go above 30 mph.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:48 PM.




xbimmers
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST