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BMW M5 Rubbing Noise From Rear Differential When Turning

BMW M5 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Drive Trains Affected: Automatic Transmission, Manual Transmission

Average Mileage: 25,666 mi (4,000 mi - 39,000 mi)


During tight, slow speed turning, a rubbing noise can sometimes be heard from the rear of the car. This noise is likely coming from the clutches in the limited slip differential. If the noise persists, the differential fluid can be replaced with a special oil available from BMW. On higher mileage vehicles, this noise may never be eliminated unless the differential is replaced.

  • , , 39,000 mi

    Same problem. I always thought it was from my tires not being warm and/or gripping the pavement.

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  • , , Manual Transmission

    This happens almost exclusively when turn right, particularly in parking lots and underground garages. Has anyone else experienced this with under 25k miles?

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  • , , Automatic Transmission, 4,000 mi

    rubbing noise from rear differential

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