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Old 09-22-2009, 12:44 AM
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2009 750i vibration problem

Hello guys, Just got my new 750i few weeks ago and have a concern. This is my 4th 7 series so I am quite familiar with these cars. I got about 600miles on it and noticed the car rides a bit rough. In fact it feels like the car has slight vibration. At first I thought it was the rough roads or I was just imagining it. But the courtesy 5 series I got rides way smoother. Obviously this makes no sense. Reason I am asking you fellows is b/c often I find the service dept. at BMW kinda brush me off and say something like: "we compared with similiar 7 series and found nothing out of normal" , this of course drives me nutso.
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:12 AM
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It is highly likely a tire or wheel issue if it occurs while the car is in motion. Check the tires for damage or deformations. Then take it to the dealer and ask them to check them if you find nothing.
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:17 AM
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It is highly likely a tire or wheel issue if it occurs while the car is in motion. Check the tires for damage or deformations. Then take it to the dealer and ask them to check them if you find nothing.
Finally got the service mgr to go for a ride to verify the vibration issue. He does acknowledge and confirms it. Noticed also at idle the car kinda vibrates and perhaps that is the cause? Hmmm. .
Only thing that I was concerned about is when the service mgr says he is not to familiar with the new 7 and needs to compare with other 7's. Even comparing this with a honda, this is NOT acceptable so I get a bit annoyed when they often say there is nothing wrong. Oh well car is going in on tuesday.
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:29 PM
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Finally got the service mgr to go for a ride to verify the vibration issue. He does acknowledge and confirms it. Noticed also at idle the car kinda vibrates and perhaps that is the cause? Hmmm. .
Only thing that I was concerned about is when the service mgr says he is not to familiar with the new 7 and needs to compare with other 7's. Even comparing this with a honda, this is NOT acceptable so I get a bit annoyed when they often say there is nothing wrong. Oh well car is going in on tuesday.
You gonna have to get use to hearing "not to familiar with the new 7" becuase that's all i hear everytime i call the dealership service department to enquire about an issue/problem/question. They had to fly in a regional tech who's train on the new 7er to come and comfirm that the US 7er does not have the auto side mirror folding feature/option. Apparently the German's don't trust Americans enough to train BMW techs in the latest technology, diagnostic, and troubleshooting for the new 7er. Hopefully they won't keep your car in the shop for days waiting on the Germans' tech support or some regional tech to come and resolve your vibration issue.
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:23 AM
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I recommed you have the dealership balance the tires and do alignment. You can also request for one of the technicians to ride with you or the tech drives the car with you in it to verify the vibration issue.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:29 AM
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Thank you guys for your advice. Blessings!!
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Old 09-27-2009, 04:33 AM
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I have posted about this before. Notice it on hard acceleration from a stop. May also want to check tire pressure. Also, I am not a fan of these run flat tires and they do drive differently to me. This is my first time with run flat tires. Also...if the factory sport tires that came on my 545i are any indication...do not expect the tires with sport package to last for more than 12K to 15K miles...and that may be pushing it for aggressive drivers.
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:56 AM
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What is the brand of tires coming on the the new 750's?
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:17 AM
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I if remember correctly, I think they are Pirelli 245/45/19 in front and 275/40/19 in the rear summer high performance tires.
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Old 09-27-2009, 07:58 PM
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I if remember correctly, I think they are Pirelli 245/45/19 in front and 275/40/19 in the rear summer high performance tires.
What about for the Individual 20's? Also Pirelli?
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:56 PM
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I am pretty sure the 7 series comes with Pirelli's.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:14 PM
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I thought I'd heard Goodyear ROF's for the Individual 20's. Not sure, however.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:19 PM
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I thought I'd heard Goodyear ROF's for the Individual 20's. Not sure, however.
I don't know anything about these tires. I hope they don't run hard.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:36 PM
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I believe this photo of a 2009 750Li Individual from the Chicago Auto Show verifies we're talking about Goodyear tires. Sizes 245/40R20 front and 275/35R20 rear. BTW -- The car is in your color (and mine, now on order as of last week). No idea as to a delivery date as yet.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:41 PM
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I believe this photo of a 2009 750Li Individual from the Chicago Auto Show verifies we're talking about Goodyear tires. Sizes 245/40R20 front and 275/35R20 rear. BTW -- The car is in your color (and mine, now on order as of last week). No idea as to a delivery date as yet.
You can really see some of the tones of Citrin in this picture. How cool.

What are your specs?
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I don't know anything about these tires. I hope they don't run hard.
LovinM6... You have a beautiful color combo. Do you have any pictures of the 7 posted anywhere?
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:59 PM
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LovinM6... You have a beautiful color combo. Do you have any pictures of the 7 posted anywhere?
Thank you very much.

Please see the end of page 4 for a few pictures and most being on page 5 of this thread.

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Old 11-17-2009, 02:55 PM
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Sent car in last tuesday Nov 10th and just got phone call today(Nov 17th: 8th day!) saying they have to order water cooler(seems they are faulty) for the twin turbos from Germany. They say it will take about 2 weeks for it to arrive. Hmmmmm. Can't they just put it on a plane??
And the Pirelli tech is coming in 2 days to check one of the tires to see if that is causing the vibration issue.
Seems like the rough idle the car has isn't helping. Just seems like the mechanics are NOT very well trained for our new car. This is a bit frustrating b/c I got to be w/out my car for over 3 weeks. It only has 1300miles on it! Errrrrrrr.
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Sent car in last tuesday Nov 10th and just got phone call today(Nov 17th: 8th day!) saying they have to order water cooler(seems they are faulty) for the twin turbos from Germany. They say it will take about 2 weeks for it to arrive. Hmmmmm. Can't they just put it on a plane??
And the Pirelli tech is coming in 2 days to check one of the tires to see if that is causing the vibration issue.
Seems like the rough idle the car has isn't helping. Just seems like the mechanics are NOT very well trained for our new car. This is a bit frustrating b/c I got to be w/out my car for over 3 weeks. It only has 1300miles on it! Errrrrrrr.
Enjoy the loaner b'cos it may take a while to get the water cooler in, get it installed, reprogram, test and make sure everything works. I'll advice you stay on your SA and keep calling atleast every other day. I've hear two different stories ragarding shipping & ETA for parts. One SA told me dearlership gets daily parts delivery from FedEx. Another SA told me parts take time to arrive from Germany because they are shipped via a vessel, have to go thru customs and then pickup by FedEx.
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Enjoy the loaner b'cos it may take a while to get the water cooler in, get it installed, reprogram, test and make sure everything works. I'll advice you stay on your SA and keep calling atleast every other day. I've hear two different stories ragarding shipping & ETA for parts. One SA told me dearlership gets daily parts delivery from FedEx. Another SA told me parts take time to arrive from Germany because they are shipped via a vessel, have to go thru customs and then pickup by FedEx.
This loaner 528Xi feels like it is my car now as it is Dec 1/2009. Car has been in shop since Nov 10/09. Got call on the 26th saying they FEEL they fixed the vibration issue. Went for test with the drive shop foreman and he concurred that the issue was still there. Errrrr . The shop foreman has now informed me this issue is now an 'escalated case' with BMW engineering.

Really hope they get this resolved soon b/c the new car feeling is fading away

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This loaner 528Xi feels like it is my car now as it is Dec 1/2009. Car has been in shop since Nov 10/09. Got call on the 26th saying they FEEL they fixed the vibration issue. Went for test with the drive shop foreman and he concurred that the issue was still there. Errrrr . The shop foreman has now informed me this issue is now an 'escalated case' with BMW engineering.

Really hope they get this resolved soon b/c the new car feeling is fading away
BMW can't seem to figure out what the problem is. Starting to feel to demand they give me a another one if they don't figure this out before next week. Almost a month in the shop. Owned a lot of cars but never had this kind of experience. Anyone else with this kind of nightmare?

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Anyone else with this kind of nightmare?
Yes. Check your pm.
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Bcool what dealer is your car at & I would get a better loaner. When I had my 760 I always got x5's as loaners
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:11 AM
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Bcool what dealer is your car at & I would get a better loaner. When I had my 760 I always got x5's as loaners
Hi Sunny, I deal with BMW Store Vancouver usually but my car is at Auto West BMW. In all honesty not too thrilled about loaner...just want my car back asap.
But in regards to your question, Auto West BMW actually gives 5 series or X3 for all 7 series owners but every other dealership usually gives 3 series. What dealer gives x5? Thanks for your input!!!

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Latest update: BMW Canada has informed me as of last week that they are in contact with PUMA(BMW Engineering) to get approval to change the driveshaft to see IF that is the problem!?!!?!?!??!?!?! 65 day straight days in the shop!!!! Completely HORRIFYING!!!
6th month now from DAY 1 of not being able to properly enjoy this vehicle.

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