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Old 01-27-2013, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by fiatspider2000 View Post
Do E90's have weak front suspensions?

I have 2011 328i non-sport with 17k. Recently noticed wandering on wavy hwy pavements. Dealer re-aligned, but states front left camber can not be put into spec. Claims likely bent control arm or upper shock tower mount damage. Likely from pothole.

Seems fishy to me. I've owned since new. Alignment was in spec (by same dealer) 3 months ago. I would know if I hit a "serious" pothole. Dealer saying no way to visually know...just start replacing parts!


On how to check myself?
or on known problems/failures with these suspensions?
"Wavy highway pavements." Where do you live? If you live in the Northwest and drive on the heavily rutted I-5 for example, I think you're in a lot of company. Some parts of CA highways have been "regrooved" lately and tend to produce occasional odd "wandering." The "old" CA rain grooves (that haven't been removed yet) still produce "wandering."

I have an '11 328i and have experienced occasional wandering sensation in CA (Conti RFs), and am quite sure that it would be terrible on the I-5 in Oregon for example as I've driven it before.
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