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Steering wheel vibration in dual drive cars

Has anyone noticed a slight vibration/humming in their steering wheel with their dual drive? I have taken mine in twice and told both times it is normal. We even drove a 70D as a comparison and it too had the vibration. I would say it is most pronounced at 50-55 mph. I did not have the a/c running during these tests. Also, th vibration seems to go away when driving 75+. Thoughts?
 
Has anyone noticed a slight vibration/humming in their steering wheel with their dual drive? I have taken mine in twice and told both times it is normal. We even drove a 70D as a comparison and it too had the vibration. I would say it is most pronounced at 50-55 mph. I did not have the a/c running during these tests. Also, th vibration seems to go away when driving 75+. Thoughts?

I've noticed a tad more steering wheel vibration in my P85D vs my P85+ at highway speeds over 70, and it's not related to lane warning.
 
It is without a doubt not the lane departure warning. I am getting a vibration resonating from somewhere, but the service people can't seem to figure it out. The feeling is like the vibration you feel from a hose when you are watering your plants. It's like something is rubbing against the steering column in a pulsating type feel. The A/C hoses have been checked and moved already. Could the front motor cause this or something in the suspension? I appreciate everyone's input. Thanks again.
 

thebishop

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Dec 14, 2014
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Sweden
I also noticed a very subtle vibration and had the SC look at it - they claimed it was the tarmac - but it would manifest even on perfectly smooth tarmac (felt almost like a small pulsing in the steering wheel). It seems that the AC may be the culprit here, you might want to set the AC to "LO" and turn down the fans to minimum and wait a while and see if you feel anything... (and I disabled the annoying lane departure warning as it triggered when it shouldn't and drove me crazy, so that is not it...)
 

joer00

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Jan 26, 2013
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Tampa
I have the same issue which I realized immediately when I picked the car up. Tesla did not comment on it, so thinking it is normal. Now question is, do some cars have it and others not, or do people just have different "feel" ?

I did not have this with my Audi AWD.
 

Sh3xCod

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May 5, 2015
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Folks any news on the fix to this issue? I have early Jan 85D with the same vibration 40-75 km/h. Specially noticeable with full acceleration from stop....
I had tires re-balanced and so on..........still vibrates.

What could be wrong here? Opinions?
 

sbtz

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Jan 18, 2016
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CA
Has anyone found an answer for this? For me, it only seems to happen when it's hot outside and therefore the AC is working a bit harder. Just a very light vibration through the steering wheel, even at parking lot speeds... feels as Trouthooked described (like water going through a hose).
 

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