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      06-22-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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steering wheel vibration solution

Just received a call few hours after I dropped my car off today for the steering wheel vibration and I was told that there is no fix for that issue so far and engineers are working on it.

I was given an F30 basic model
loaner with 126 mls on it and once I started driving it I noticed the same vibration at the same speed range. It's like an epidemic!

How many of you with 17" tires had their tires changed to 18" as a possible solution to the vibration and did it make any difference?
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      06-22-2012, 05:42 PM   #2
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Just received a call few hours after I dropped my car off today for the steering wheel vibration and I was told that there is no fix for that issue so far and engineers are working on it.

I was given an F30 basic model
loaner with 126 mls on it and once I started driving it I noticed the same vibration at the same speed range. It's like an epidemic!

How many of you with 17" tires had their tires changed to 18" as a possible solution to the vibration and did it make any difference?
I have an F30 base model on 17s, but I've never had the vibration issue.
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      06-22-2012, 06:12 PM   #3
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This has got to be a tire issue. Can you try diffrent wheels and tires altogether?
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      06-22-2012, 09:40 PM   #4
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I have 18's and they do the same thing
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      06-22-2012, 11:28 PM   #5
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I have 17" wheels and at first I thought I had the vibration, but it's pretty much disappeared. It was probably just the particular road I was driving on. I still check from time to time and so far no steady vibrations. Just road feedback.
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      06-24-2012, 04:43 PM   #6
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I just picked up my car from the dealer yesterday. It is a 60 mile drive and after some prayer...thank God no vibration on my drive home. I took different routes to feel varying speeds. 328 with sport on 18"s. no variable steering. Solid as a rock May build date.
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No vibration here in the UK! 750mls and all is well with the steering! In fact, I prefer it to the E90!! :O
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Wheel size change is not a fix. There are numerous F30's with 18" wheels and still have the problem. This "team of engineers" is the only answer I got also and I was told the fix resolution was "several months to a year" out.
That's why BMW "trade assisted" mine and I am now in a 5. But that's not a solution for everyone.
Good Luck with your car!
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i wouldnt mind getting traded into a 528
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      12-10-2012, 07:15 AM   #10
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I've always wondered...

I have owned three BMWs. Two have had vibrations around the 60MPH/100KPH mark. Both were 5 series. My current car, a 1 series does not have the problem. The first 5'er (E39) was used and I simply dismissed it as a used car issue. The second 5'er was a new F10, and I was annoyed but only intended to keep the car until 50000KM. I have a short-term 1 series at the moment until I recieve my new F31 MSport in Feb 13.

Based on all of the steering vibration issues I am reading about (and rusty seat frames), this time I will not transfer the funds to pay for the vehicle until I have taken it on a thorough test drive. If the steering vibrates, as much as it pains me, I will simply not accept the car (I only have a 1000Eur deposit on the order). This is the only way to get BMW to take this issue seriously. I am beginning to wonder if there is a more serious underlying design fault with BMWs???

My fingers are crossed.

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Update,

Brought the car in for the fourth time and dealer is replacing the "steering gear"
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ugh this sucks. mine is at the dealer now they said they reprogrammed the car for a week. I don't know how they thought that would fix it i guess theyre just following protocal. They said they contracted bmwna asking what to do because they don't know what the next step is. I have the m sport 19"s btw
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