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      05-19-2012, 02:23 PM   #265
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Just got my car back from the dealer. Dropped it off yesterday, got it back today.

I was told that a software update was performed, and that the tech drove my car afterward and was unable to detect the vibration.

On the ride home, the vibration did seem less pronounced. In fact, the steering feels tighter in general, having just returned the 2011 loaner I was given, which had extremely tight steering. Since the 2012s have electronically controlled steering, it wouldn't surprise me that an update to the car's software could result in tightened steering (just like how pressing the Sport button tightens the steering even more). If I could have it my way, I'd like the Sport-button steering to be enabled permanently, but without all the other stuff that pressing the Sport button does.

I can't say that the vibration is entirely gone. But, at least for now, it's barely noticeable. I still think ANY vibration in a luxury car like this is unforgivable, especially when both my previous car (a 2008 MINI with 50,000 miles) and the loaner had no vibration whatsoever. But I'm not sure this is something I'd be willing to make a stink about.

I'll test it some more tomorrow and see if anything changes.
10000000% agree.

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10000000% agree.

nice x3 op.
Yep! And thanks, brotha.
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They say bmw germany solution is changing EPS Control unit. New part number is 32106858782. This is for 328i and 320d
Have anyone tried this solution?
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      05-22-2012, 04:53 PM   #268
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In another forum I read that some one has this problem and because he has tested his car before buying it they replaced the wheels with the ones from another BMW and the car never have any issue.

I am sure that this problem is related to wheels/tires.

Maybe this tires have some issue and they are not almost perfect.
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      05-22-2012, 06:35 PM   #269
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No. Read this thread. We have tried different wheel/tire combos.
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Have anyone tried this solution?
They changed eps unit last weak. The vibration is less now but I can not say its perfect. There is a slight vibration remains.
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      05-25-2012, 09:14 AM   #271
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My mid-March production 328 did not have the problem but as I took my hands off of the wheel yesterday I did notice a slight vibration. It is not noticeable while driving with at least one hand on the wheel and only happens 45-60 mph. I thought that the new part number fixed the issue but apparently not.
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My mid-March production 328 did not have the problem but as I took my hands off of the wheel yesterday I did notice a slight vibration. It is not noticeable while driving with at least one hand on the wheel and only happens 45-60 mph. I thought that the new part number fixed the issue but apparently not.
Welcome to the club. Mine seems to get worse with more mileage.
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Lemon it! if i wasnt so crazy fucking busy the past few weeks, i would have brought it in to start the lemon process, will do it in the next month
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Lemon it! if i wasnt so crazy fucking busy the past few weeks, i would have brought it in to start the lemon process, will do it in the next month
I'm close to that point, nary a peep from the dealer the last 3 weeks.
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I got our X3.. mods moved my post to the X3 forums.. ugh

just washed and waxed it:

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i have the same issue .picked up my 328i sport 1 week ago 100 miles on it .vibration starts at 40 MPH .continues till 60-70MPH . didnot know about breakin so stupidly
drove till 120 MPH once or twice. remains really stable is a blast to drive does not waver to one side but as soon as i come down to 75Mph vibration come back. will take to dealer on wednesday lets see wat happens .
I havnt driven a BMW before . but have never experienced this in any other brand before.its really frustrating.
Does the lemon thing applies only to Florida or you can do it in any state?
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i have the same issue .picked up my 328i sport 1 week ago 100 miles on it .vibration starts at 40 MPH .continues till 60-70MPH . didnot know about breakin so stupidly
drove till 120 MPH once or twice. remains really stable is a blast to drive does not waver to one side but as soon as i come down to 75Mph vibration come back. will take to dealer on wednesday lets see wat happens .
I havnt driven a BMW before . but have never experienced this in any other brand before.its really frustrating.
Does the lemon thing applies only to Florida or you can do it in any state?
Its not so much a lemmon, as its the dealer just taking the car back.

Mine was awful the first 800 miles, now with 2000miles its better but still not perfect, when i am not so busy i will probably have them swap it for a 2013
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My dealer just informed me BMW is working on new software for the steering that should become available still later this month
Let's see what that brings.
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