My Performance M3 just started making loud creaking noises when accelerating and decelerating. Including slow starts and stops. This after just over a month of ownership. Just recorded a quick video. YouTube link:
Some possible (but unlikely) related info:
- Tracked the car last weekend. Didn’t push it too hard as it was my second time on track and first with this car. No wipe-outs or anything unusual/aggressive.
- Creaking started after the coldest night of ownership so far. But it didn’t go down to freezing. Probably not lower than 40 degrees. Car was parked in my garage.
- Regenerative braking was off for a while this morning (battery at 75%). I assume it was the cold.
- Something small is loose inside the trunk lid and rattles when swinging it up and down. Doubt it’s connected but who knows.
I made a service appointment, but am interested if anyone here has had the same. Especially those with an AWD or P3D.
Thanks in’s advance for any info.