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      06-16-2012, 09:17 PM   #111
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My salesman today told me he is starting to hear a lot of questions from 3 series customers on this vibration.
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      06-17-2012, 07:16 PM   #112
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My salesman today told me he is starting to hear a lot of questions from 3 series customers on this vibration.
And they will hear more and more about it. I don't talk to the dealer anymore as they have nothing to do, but I talk to BMWNA. After so many calls with them, I never get an answer. They just keep going in circles.
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      06-17-2012, 09:44 PM   #113
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And they will hear more and more about it. I don't talk to the dealer anymore as they have nothing to do, but I talk to BMWNA. After so many calls with them, I never get an answer. They just keep going in circles.
They have agreed to buy mine back at full paid price if I trade on another BMW. So now I have to pick between a 1 or 5 since every 3 I have driven vibrates. I'm sure there are some that don't but every one I drove did.
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      06-17-2012, 09:57 PM   #114
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They have agreed to buy mine back at full paid price if I trade on another BMW. So now I have to pick between a 1 or 5 since every 3 I have driven vibrates. I'm sure there are some that don't but every one I drove did.
I am in the same boat. They will get back to me tomorrow on a car swap. I can't get a 1 series. My only option will be 5 series. Now the question is: how would they treat the price difference between the 2 cars? any idea?
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      06-17-2012, 09:59 PM   #115
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. . . every one I drove did.
Including 335s?
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      06-17-2012, 10:00 PM   #116
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Theres no way it should be like this. In any brand new car any driving issues like this is grounds for taking it straight back and demanding a replacement vehicle while the issue is compeltely removed.

I had a similar issue in my AWD mazdaspeed 6. At about 100-110 km/hr there would be a noticible vibration that would go away above or below those speeds.

They replaced the $7k diff and that reduced it greatly. But it was still there. Seemed to be a fundamental imbalance. Either way - dont let it go till the issue is completely gone.

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      06-17-2012, 10:28 PM   #117
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Including 335s?
I have not driven any 335's but my salesman has one for a demo and he stated his does it. So much so that his wife noticed it.
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      06-17-2012, 10:31 PM   #118
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I am in the same boat. They will get back to me tomorrow on a car swap. I can't get a 1 series. My only option will be 5 series. Now the question is: how would they treat the price difference between the 2 cars? any idea?
Yes I am looking at a 5 also. The dealer is basically treating it as a trade. They are selling their's at invoice minus the $1500 option allowance. And I am getting the full price I paid for the 3 as trade. Still I have to buy a quite a bit more expensive car to get out.
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      06-17-2012, 10:41 PM   #119
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I have not driven any 335's but my salesman has one for a demo and he stated his does it.
I ask as so few have reported any steering issue with the 335.
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      06-18-2012, 08:56 AM   #120
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They have agreed to buy mine back at full paid price if I trade on another BMW. So now I have to pick between a 1 or 5 since every 3 I have driven vibrates. I'm sure there are some that don't but every one I drove did.
Have you driven one with the variable sport steering?
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      06-18-2012, 09:04 AM   #121
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I have not driven any 335's but my salesman has one for a demo and he stated his does it. So much so that his wife noticed it.
Make sure you test drive the 5 series that you are going to buy, some 5 series still have the vibration problem between 60-70 MPH. The problem has been reduced since 2011, but some 5 series still have some vibration.
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      06-18-2012, 10:38 AM   #122
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Have you driven one with the variable sport steering?
No, I have not seen one on my local dealer's lot.
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      06-18-2012, 10:39 AM   #123
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Make sure you test drive the 5 series that you are going to buy, some 5 series still have the vibration problem between 60-70 MPH. The problem has been reduced since 2011, but some 5 series still have some vibration.
Thanks, I already have and did in fact notice a couple with a vibration around 70. Those were crossed off my list.
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      07-21-2012, 07:34 AM   #124
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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.


For completeness, I'm running the standard steering
So no Servotronic or variable sport steering

Have the vibration as early as from 70Kph onward.
The vibration is rather minimal but very annoying for highway cruising

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      07-21-2012, 08:57 AM   #125
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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.
That's great to hear! Hopefully this will fix the issue.
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      07-23-2012, 09:22 AM   #126
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steering vibration

I have 320 D sport,when I receive my car it is 6 km

İn the 7'th km I feel the vibration on 80 km/h - 100 km/h

The service will play all the wheel balance etc. today they told me we havent solve it yet we send your report to Germany we are waiting reply from the factory and came to take your car from service,

What can we do ??
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      07-23-2012, 10:31 AM   #127
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Does anybody have this vibration with variable sports steering?
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I've driven 3400 miles and have VSS, no vibration.
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      07-25-2012, 03:35 AM   #129
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I have 320 D sport,when I receive my car it is 6 km

İn the 7'th km I feel the vibration on 80 km/h - 100 km/h

The service will play all the wheel balance etc. today they told me we havent solve it yet we send your report to Germany we are waiting reply from the factory and came to take your car from service,

What can we do ??
You should call the BMW Customer service and want your money back They could not fix your car I am sure!.
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      07-25-2012, 04:09 AM   #130
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You should call the BMW Customer service and want your money back They could not fix your car I am sure!.

Yesterday I talked the customer service,they told me be ralax Germany will solve this problem !! I ask abaut the source of the problem ? they didnt know anything abaut it just told me again BMW will solve it as soon as possible everything will be on the reports ... etc.

Maybe I need to talk my lawyer ?

senin araçta oldumu bu sorun ? çözüm bulan herhangi bir araç varmı ?
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Yesterday I talked the customer service,they told me be ralax Germany will solve this problem !! I ask abaut the source of the problem ? they didnt know anything abaut it just told me again BMW will solve it as soon as possible everything will be on the reports ... etc.

Maybe I need to talk my lawyer ?

senin araçta oldumu bu sorun ? çözüm bulan herhangi bir araç varmı ?
P.M your phone number. I will call you
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