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Shudder/Vibration Felt in Steering Wheel

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by SageBrush, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    Awesome car, picked up yesterday.

    During our 400 mile drive home I noticed an occasional, brief vibration in the steering wheel. I think it happens at speeds over ~ 50 mph when the tyres start to turn a little. It lasts perhaps a half second and while easily recognized is not jarring by any means. More a "should not happen" experience.

    IIRC a similar thread was posted some time ago but I do not remember the final word

    Thanks
     
  2. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    So it is !

    Thanks!
     
  3. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    Sounds like lane departure warning
     
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  4. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf The Clown Prince of Crime

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    That would be my guess as well. Sometimes abnormalities in the road such as long cracks or where 1/2 of the road was repaved due to utility work can make AP think there is a lane line when there really isn’t one. I have a handful of these on some of the roads around my house and they sometimes cause phantom lane departure warning vibrations. Other times it’s actually me driving pretty much on a lane line that triggers it.
     
  5. android04

    android04 Member

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    There's been so many questions about these "phantom vibrations" that perhaps the Delivery Specialists should be clear in how the lane departure warning works. The extent of my delivery experience with it was asking if I wanted it io or off. But then again I've been reading and watching every Model 3 video I can since 1st day of reservation, so I'm pretty knowledgeable.

    OP - if you fill out customer experience survey, suggest that Delivery Specialists explain more about lane departure warning
     
  6. TaoJones

    TaoJones Beyond Driven

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    If upon acceleration, have yer half shafts checked. New supplier, new design per the SvC late last year.
     
  7. intjester

    intjester Member

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    It the “learn to use your turn signals” warning.
     
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  8. Positvt

    Positvt Positvt

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    When I first got my Model S in 2015, that is what it was. I disabled it in the settings.
     
  9. jamnmon66

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    Go through the settings & read the manual. This is definitely the lane departure warning. Turn it off if you don't like it.
     

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