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Intermittent steering vibration

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Erick Nelson, May 20, 2017.

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  1. Erick Nelson

    Erick Nelson New Member

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    I'm hoping somebody can help me figure out an intermittent issue I'm having with my model X. Occasionally, every quarter or half mile but not consistently I feel a slight vibration in the steering wheel that lasts for approximately one second. It is similar to the rumble strip on the edge of the freeway. But not as strong. I spoke with a friend of mine who has a model S and he said that he has felt the same thing occasionally in his car. I haven't had a chance to take my car to the shop yet and I'm just curious if anybody out there has had a similar problem.
     
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  2. McManX

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    Lane departure warning on or off?
     
  3. outie

    outie Active Member

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    That sounds exactly like lane departure warning to me.
     
  4. MXFan

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    Yes, lane departure warning. Sometimes even when you know you didn't go over a line, you are close enough that the car thinks you did and vibrates the steering wheel anyway.
     
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  5. Erick Nelson

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    Oh my goodness. That explains why I don't feel it when I'm using auto staring. LOL. That feature was just recently downloaded in my car and I never even thought about that. Thank you so much!
     
  6. Erick Nelson

    Erick Nelson New Member

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    Auto steering*. Just confirmed that the feature is on. Thank you again everyone.
     
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  7. Snowstorm

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    Sometimes lane departure warning will get a false positive and vibrate the wheel because it thinks here is a line when there really isn't. Happens a lot more on local roads.
     
  8. timx

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    Happens all the time for me on curves where there's an asphalt seam in the road that's different than the painted lines.
     
  9. Ryshaw

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    Thanks @ericK and all who replied. I had the exact same thing going on with my new MX, but quickly found the answer thanks to this thread.
     

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