BMW 3-Series

F30 BMW 3 Series Steering Wheel Vibration

Not the most fortunate moments for some of the buyers of the F30 BMW 3 Series. Community forums seem to be crowding up with people complaining.

Only one issue seems to crop up across the platforms at bimmerpost, f30post, e90post and bimmerfest as well, which is an unpleasant vibration.

F30 BMW 3 Series

F30 BMW 3 Series

According to most reports, the F30 3 Series owners say this occurs at any speed above 35 mph (~57 km/h) and upon immediate search, solutions don’t exist.

Having delved a bit deeper into the problem however, the problem is quite widely discussed and plenty of people seem to blame various bits of the F30 that are new.

Some blame the steering rack, others think the fault is in the suspension whereas some even consider it to be the lack of active steering or plain randomness.

F30 BMW 3 Series

F30 BMW 3 Series

It should be worth mentioning that the situation isn’t dangerous or even highly unpleasant. Even so, the beautifully designed engineering package is a bit spoiled when it comes to driving by this vibration.

Owners are typically annoyed by the situation, some of which have already gotten their cars replaced by dealers because of this exact problem.

With people complaining about both the 335i and 328i, it seemed very hard to pinpoint the problem until BMW stepped in and identified the wheels as the cause for concern.

F30 BMW 3 Series

F30 BMW 3 Series

In most cases, a simple balancing would sort everything out but in quite a few, there could have been a problem with the rim not matching hub diameter.

This calls for a lot more inspection on the dealer side and quite a bit of work to sort out, very likely ending in a replacement of the affected components.


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