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M3 Acceleration Shudder/Vibration in the wheel

M3 2018

Member
Mar 7, 2018
40
32
Seattle
Anyone experiencing acceleration shudder in the front wheel around 40-50 mph. My M3 has 650 miles. It's going to the service center on Friday to fix this and the back up camera at night (streaking/flashing).

Wondering if I'm the only one. Really hoping they are able to fix it permanently without fear of it coming back.
 
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dapiya

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Sep 14, 2017
24
41
San Diego
I thought I was having a balancing issue or something like you are describing going on as well. I was convinced it was happening in the 40-50mph range too for whatever reason. I finally realized it was indeed the lane detection. I haven't driven a car with steering wheel vibrations for warnings. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.:rolleyes:

Do the Jschwefel and turn it off.
 
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M3 2018

Member
Mar 7, 2018
40
32
Seattle
Turning it off might just be the ticket! Why does the M3 shake the wheel without telling you why it's doing so? Does the M3 tell you? Strange. To me when you lane drift the last thing you might want to happen is to have your wheel shake making it possibly even worse. Hmmm...
 

dapiya

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Sep 14, 2017
24
41
San Diego
No visual or aural alert... just the tactile vibration in the steering wheel. I'd think at least an aural alert would be best for someone failing asleep or not paying attention.
 
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Brady12

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Mar 22, 2018
27
13
CA
Ditto!!! LOL!! I just turned off the lane departure warning and will see if I notice a difference driving home today.

I thought I was going crazy with these random steering wheel vibrations. I was about to take it to SC for inspection. Now it totally makes sense. It was the lane departure warning. I appreciate OP for creating this thread.
 

winsrufer

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May 1, 2018
10
9
Los Angeles
I just picked up my M3 a few days ago and felt this exact issue at around 40-50 mph. Situation only happens on the freeway and it felt like the front driver side wheel needs alignment. I am a little skeptical about this being a feature on the lane departure warning - why would all of us thinks it come on only at this speed?

Does any one have an update on their service visit?
 

CuriousM3

Member
Apr 17, 2018
294
103
Los Angeles
I felt some vibration on deceleration before I dropped it off at the service center, but the model S loaner vibrates a lot too randomly on acceleration and deceleration
 

Craftbjjr

New Member
May 17, 2018
4
2
Palm Beach Gardens
If its lane departure warning its not working correctly. I purposely drifted into another lane a few times and did not get the vibration but when i accelerate and stay in the middle of my lane I will get it. I am interested to see what the SC says about it.
 

TEG

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Aug 20, 2006
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8,866
I turned off lane departure warning too because it was jiggling the wheel for no good reason sometimes.
For instance, as I drive down a residential street with no lane markings.
 

animorph

Active Member
Apr 1, 2016
2,143
1,537
Scottsdale, AZ
Sometimes it rumbles over road seams instead of lane markers, but it's been pretty predictable for me. Easy enough to turn off. I don't really feel it through the wheel, but I can hear it fine from the passenger seat.
 

Craftbjjr

New Member
May 17, 2018
4
2
Palm Beach Gardens
If its lane departure warning its not working correctly. I purposely drifted into another lane a few times and did not get the vibration but when i accelerate and stay in the middle of my lane I will get it. I am interested to see what the SC says about it.
I turned off the lane departure warning and that did it. What a useless feature maybe they will correct it in a software update. Thanks for help resolving the issue
 

bradl

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Sep 7, 2017
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Portland, OR
Thanks for this topic, saved me some worry. It would be nice to be able to use lane departure as intended, though, without seemingly random freakouts while driving straight down the middle :p
 

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