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Model 3 LR RWD driving on highway rearend feel like wobbling side to side

Discussion in 'Model 3: Driving Dynamics' started by BezosBlue, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. BezosBlue

    BezosBlue Member

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    Hi

    I just took delivery of the model 3 LR RWD last Tuesday.

    While I enjoy it, I did notice that on certain area of highway. When speed is over 65mph, I feel its rear end wobble side to side. I don't know if this describe it correctly but it almost feel like you have strong wind from the side which cause the driving feel like this.

    It doesn't happen all the time, but I cannot decide if it only happen on that area of the highway or any random area for now.
    I'm sure there was no wind when it happened.

    Anyone have the same experience? This issue is hard to duplicate to show to the service center.
     
  2. Inside

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    Just as a test... try dropping your tire pressure about 3 PSI in all 4 tires.
     
  3. vijayl

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    You use your blinkers while changing lanes and you will be alright.. This is because, your lane-change warning is on and if you don't turn your blinkers on, the steering wheels give a subtle feedback.
     
  4. BezosBlue

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    I will test it out. It feels like it is mainly due to the road condition.
    On my daily commute, I am not getting the same feeling.
     
  5. BezosBlue

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    It happened when I am driving in my lane. I know what lane keeping is.
     
  6. Westlake

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    @BezosBlue, I see that you're in Houston. I've experienced this consistently on the new section of 290 up near the Grand Parkway with grooved concrete.The first time it happened, passengers got nauseous and we pulled off the road...genuinely thought something was seriously wrong with the car. I've seen it on the same stretch of road as slow as 40mph and as high as 80mph. Lane departure warning is disabled. We have the sport wheels. Tires originally at 46psi, currently at 38psi. No difference. Next time I'm on that stretch I'll do a bug report.
     
  7. gilscales

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    If it is a concrete frwy. with the saw cut rain grooves then I get this all the time in certain areas as the the car tends to follow the groves and I feel it as the whole car wobbling slightly side to side, I've had this happen at a certain area of the 605 frwy here in So Cal in almost all of my previous cars
     

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