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Vibrations at ~30 mph?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by RobW2428, May 15, 2018.

  1. RobW2428

    RobW2428 Member

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    My wife is having an issue with her X. When accelerating she gets a strange vibration right around 30mph. To me, it almost feels like the tires are over-spinning or something. Not saying they are.... just saying it's what it makes me think of when it happens.

    Service Center told her it's acceptable or something like that. Have any of you heard/felt anything like what I'm describing?

    Thanks,
    Rob
     
  2. r0xx0r

    r0xx0r Member

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    On a road with bad lane marks (or no lane marks but has some cracks), the lane departure warning might be your problem.
     
  3. RobW2428

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    Thanks. I think she turned that feature off 'cause she didn't like it. But I'll check with her....
     
  4. mblanshard

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    You might want to check out this thread:

    Acceleration Shudder

    I've had this and they replaced the half shafts about 15k miles ago and never came back.
     
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  5. animorph

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    Yep, sounds like acceleration shudder, common to just about all X's. It'll be less if you leave the air suspension in low instead of standard. However that might cause uneven tire wear (mine seems OK so far).
     
  6. wiredmeyer

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    Half Shaft Shudder, had my front ones replaced twice now.
     
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  7. carlshome

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    I had a shudder and they replaced the half shafts. They said some shudder was normal, and after the replacement it was indeed notably reduced. But a year later I have an even more prominent shudder than originally. I get it even with very moderate acceleration now. I will complain at my two year service.
     

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