F54 :: Clubman Stock Problems/Issues (2015+) Discussions related to warranty related issues and repairs, or other problems with the OEM parts and software for F54 MINI Cooper and Cooper S MINIs.

F54 "suspension" noise at low speeds

  #1  
Old 11-02-2018, 12:41 PM
mrluckypa
mrluckypa is offline
5th Gear
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bucks County PA
Posts: 753
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Question "suspension" noise at low speeds

I have been hearing a "crunching" noise at low speeds on my 17 F54. Brought it into the dealer and was diagnosed with control arm issues. Replaced under warranty. Noises are still there, Car went back in for service (oil change) now they hear it, but have no idea where it is coming from other than saying that it might have something to do with my non runflats. I seriously doubt it. Anybody have an idea?
 
  #2  
Old 11-03-2018, 01:18 PM
ssean72's Avatar
ssean72
ssean72 is offline
3rd Gear
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 265
Received 21 Likes on 18 Posts
I had the same thing on my wife’s car last year and the did the same thing, changed changed struts, control arms, picked it up and was still there, took them to actually listen to me and change the upper mounts.... bing sound went away, but now sound is back and no more Warrenty. I had a Hell if a time with the one of the Mini dealer here, took them 2 weeks to get it right and numerous 2 1/2 hour drives to the dealer!
 
  #3  
Old 11-03-2018, 02:38 PM
Minnie.the.Moocher's Avatar
Minnie.the.Moocher
Minnie.the.Moocher is online now
6th Gear
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: earth PNW
Posts: 4,736
Received 403 Likes on 351 Posts
Originally Posted by ssean72 View Post
I had the same thing on my wife’s car last year and the did the same thing, changed changed struts, control arms, picked it up and was still there, took them to actually listen to me and change the upper mounts.... bing sound went away, but now sound is back and no more Warrenty. I had a Hell if a time with the one of the Mini dealer here, took them 2 weeks to get it right and numerous 2 1/2 hour drives to the dealer!
I don't know about the labor portion, but MINI parts are guaranteed for two years unlimited miles. So you can go back to them.
 
  #4  
Old 11-03-2018, 04:54 PM
ssean72's Avatar
ssean72
ssean72 is offline
3rd Gear
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 265
Received 21 Likes on 18 Posts
Not worth the drive, I will just fix it myself once I get around to it
 
  #5  
Old 12-12-2018, 11:37 PM
detours
detours is offline
3rd Gear
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Denver
Posts: 181
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Creaking over speed bumps

I just bought a 2016 Clubman S two weeks ago. I'm hearing a creaking noise from the front end every time I go over speed bumps and sometimes in road dips. Otherwise, no noise at all. Doesn't matter if the wheels are straight or turned.

I'm only going 5-10 mph but it sounds awful. Reminds me of a bad CV joint on an SUV I used to have, except the wheels had to be turned on that one.

I have an appointment with the dealer next week.
 

Last edited by detours; 12-12-2018 at 11:38 PM. Reason: Typo
  #6  
Old 01-19-2019, 02:29 AM
detours
detours is offline
3rd Gear
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Denver
Posts: 181
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
No creak, no leak

I finally got the clubbie in and it's all fixed now. The control arm bushings were bad. After replacing both control arms, the noise is gone. Seems early to fail at 20,000 miles though. Hope this set lasts longer.

The tech also replaced a leaky o-ring on the intercooler and updated the ECU software to fix a CEL I was getting intermittently.
 
The following users liked this post:
2017All4 (01-19-2019)
  #7  
Old 01-19-2019, 11:07 AM
2017All4's Avatar
2017All4
2017All4 is offline
Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: California Native still livin' in LaLa Land
Posts: 1,633
Received 211 Likes on 184 Posts
Originally Posted by detours View Post
I finally got the clubbie in and it's all fixed now. The control arm bushings were bad. After replacing both control arms, the noise is gone. Seems early to fail at 20,000 miles though. Hope this set lasts longer.

The tech also replaced a leaky o-ring on the intercooler and updated the ECU software to fix a CEL I was getting intermittently.
Make SURE they did an alignment as well.
 
  #8  
Old 01-20-2019, 01:09 AM
detours
detours is offline
3rd Gear
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Denver
Posts: 181
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Yeah, they said they did. I don't feel it pulling, but if it starts chewing tires, I'll be hopping mad.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Scott Kuo
R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+)
0
03-08-2013 12:03 PM
isthar
Stock Problems/Issues
2
03-23-2012 11:38 AM
jaxsngrl
Tires, Wheels, & Brakes
1
11-23-2010 10:53 PM
sknandigam
Stock Problems/Issues
10
04-25-2008 07:27 PM
bobdod0
R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+)
22
06-14-2007 04:47 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: F54 "suspension" noise at low speeds


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: