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BMW M6 Rubbing Noise From Rear Differential When Turning

BMW M6 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Drive Train Affected: Automatic Transmission

Average Mileage: 52,400 mi (25,000 mi - 70,000 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.

  • , , 62,400 mi

    Within the past year I have had to replace about $20,000 worth of parts on my 2007 BMW M6.

    1) Oil Engine Cooler - $1350
    2) SMG Gearbox - $6100
    3) DSC Module - $2000
    4) DSC Hydraulic Pump - $3900
    5) Rear Diff - $4700

    BMW did offer Goodwill Assistance for numbers 2&3 in the form of a 50% discount. Numbers 4&5 have yet to be fixed. I am waiting for BMW to offer assistance on this one as well. Don't know if it will happen. Anyone contacted their Attorney Generals for Consumer Rights Protection?

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  • , , 69,000 mi

    I have the same problem In my 2007 bmw m6

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  • , , 45,000 mi

    same issue with my 2007 M6. Going to the dealer to get it repaired.

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  • , , Automatic Transmission, 43,000 mi

    i har the same noise on the slow speed when torning the wheels, most comon is when turning to the right side.

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