: Just got an 08 X5 3.0

01-19-2008, 01:09 PM
Driving on the freeway it seems that the car is "wobbling" for lack of a better word.
Any idea of what it might be?

Big "J"
01-19-2008, 02:35 PM
Does it happen when braking? If so, this is normal... sort of, BMW can't figure it out and the theory is it's the X-drive and ABS causing it.

If it's not when braking then you probably have a tire out of balance or "out of round".

01-19-2008, 04:09 PM
No, it is not when braking. I think is a balance problem. I am taking it to the dealer next week.

01-21-2008, 11:06 AM
May just be your tires/wheels need balancing.

01-21-2008, 07:58 PM
wobbling is sort of vague... can you be a tad more descriptive?

01-22-2008, 07:36 AM
wobbling is sort of vague... can you be a tad more descriptive?

It was actually a good description of this problem on another forum.
" I do, however, notice a slight tendency at highway speeds not to track as straight . There seems to be a need to make slightly more steering correction than in the other SUV. It does not pull one way or the other, but wanders very slightly"

I think more and more that it needs to be balanced.

Craig B
01-22-2008, 10:17 AM
Also have them check your alignment. You also say it's not tracking straight...


01-22-2008, 10:34 AM
The wobbling occurs when the wheels are not balanced or if they are simply out of round (highly unlikely). Definitely check the balancing at your nearest tire shop. Good luck.