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2011 M3 Steering Wheel Shake

Discussion in 'E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008-2013)' started by KoreM3, Jan 16, 2011.

    KoreM3 guest

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    I've done a search on the topic with no results but maybe I've been looking for the wrong thing. I have an '11 M3 with roughly 1k miles, I've hit 80-85 on the highway a few times and the steering wheel starts shaking a fair amount. I've gotten it up to 90 and the shake goes away. Tire pressures are fine, thinking its a wheel balance problem but am a little ticked it left the factory this way. I'll be in for my 1200 service in a few days so we'll see what happens. Just curious if anyone else has had this problem?
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    echanda

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    I only have about 700 miles on mine but have not experienced this so far. Regardless, I'd be very interested in the diagnosis when you bring it in.

    M3Driver guest

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    I have the tire balance checked. Might have slung a wheel weight off. I've seen the same thing other vehicles (not M3's but other BMWs) from time to time.

    wanesso guest

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    Never had this problem or any others in my '08 M3. Your issue makes me nervous as I have considered this a most perfect car so far....
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    BMWCCA1

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    I don't suppose there are any potholes in your part of the world, are there?






    Could be a bad tire.

    KoreM3 guest

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    Just an update...the shaking actually stopped right before my service. I mentioned something and they supposedly checked the wheel balance and said everything was good. I've since put on 200 miles and have hit the 80-85 range a few times and still nothing. I'm just glad all is good with the car!
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    steven s

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    Problems don't just go away unless you sell the car. :confused:
    Did you bring the car in for service prior to the shaking?

    wanesso guest

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    Since these posts I have had a wobble/shake develop at all speeds....then just put new tires on and the shaking ended....worn out tread or needed balance?
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    tiFreak

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    probably tire balance was off, it's not uncommon for the adhesive backed wheel weights stuck inside the rim barell to fall off

    cwbiii guest

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    or a damaged tire

    I've had cords break inside the tire from potholes/bridge expansion joints which can affect the tire without any real visible cues. usually the wheel becomes a bit out of round.

    Chuck

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    I have the same problem. Let me know what you find out.

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    I just had my tires balanced. Drives 100% better
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    DAN@CIRCLEBMW

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    I had that same issue in my 12 E92 M3. Turns out that I needed a proper balancing done, and when I mean proper, I mean "Road Force" balanced. Ask your shop to have them "Road Force" Balanced.

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