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Has anyone noticed a noise from underneath their X when you just start to drive it after its been parked for over 30 to 40 minutes? Its deffinately a metalic type noise. Everytime i put it in drive after its been parked for a longish period of time i hear it. Its done it from day one, and i now have 14500 miles on it. Dealer couldnt find a problem months ago when i asked about it. I just kinda forgot about it. But i was wondering if anyone else hears it. Maybe its something getting put in gear? I dunno.
 

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Yeah, andi t has nothing to do with how long it sat. It happens every time you start the vehicle and reach (I think) 12mph.
 

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Yeah I heard that, but every other car I have owned has had the stupid doors lock above 15MPH, and I just figured it was disabled on my X. B/c every car I have owned, I have had them shut that off, and it still made some sort of clicking, thunking or other wierd noise about the same speed the doors locked.
 

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mcampana said:
Has anyone noticed a noise from underneath their X when you just start to drive it after its been parked for over 30 to 40 minutes? Its deffinately a metalic type noise. Everytime i put it in drive after its been parked for a longish period of time i hear it. Its done it from day one
I just had my X serviced for the first time the other day.
I had asked about "the noise", and as soon as I went for the test drive the tech heard the noise, and said it was likely the ABS Self Test.
During the service they checked, and the diagnostic showed the ABS actuator coming on at the same time as the noise.
As others have said, it only happens once, after you start the vehicle, and are "getting up to speed" - it won't happen again until after you turn off the vehicle.

One thing though - I did not hear this on mine "since day one" - it's only been fairly recently that I've heard it. The tech said that other people, including owners of other vehicles, have said the same thing, and that he can't prove it, but that he figures maybe it is true, and that it's only after a bit of wear on the system that some people hear it.
 

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Mine also has been doing that since I got it. The other rattles and squeaks from the front end have gotten so bad at low speeds that I almost don't notice it anymore. If you pay attention you can actually feel it too.
 

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If you REALLY want to hear some exciting noises put the thing in 4 wheel drive and activate the down hill assist! The first time I did that I freaked, took it out of down hill and then read the manual a second time ... and freaked out again!
 

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PaulXyZ said:
If you REALLY want to hear some exciting noises put the thing in 4 wheel drive and activate the down hill assist!
Sorry, can't be done - I have a manual transmission :)

For people with a MT, "downhill assist" is either "4 LOW", or the gas pedal, depending on the terrain ;-)
 
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