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X5 F15 (2014 - Current)
The all new F15 BMW X5 started production August 2013 as a 2014 model year. The new X5 arrives in sDrive35i (RWD), xDrive35i, xDrive50i and a diesel xDrive 35d.

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Old 06-07-2017, 05:09 PM
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Steering wheel vibration

I get an inordinate amount of (I'll call it hum) through the steering wheel even when sitting still, as soon as i put it in drive. It doesn't vary with speed or drive mode but does feel worse when under load. Never noticed it on my 12 x5 50i. The dealer says it's normal and driving another one I feel it but not nearly as bad as mine. My hands go numb after driving it for awhile. It was an executive demo that did have the engine replaced at 1500 no because of an internal leak. It has 4800mi on it now. Original test drive I just thought it was lane departure. Any suggestions?

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Old 06-07-2017, 05:27 PM
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What year is it? My 2015 50i does not do that.
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:27 PM
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:28 PM
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It's like an annoying hum. As soon as i put in gear I notice it

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Old 06-07-2017, 05:51 PM
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"Under load," steering load or engine load?

Have the SA/M drive it if it is normal enough that the "dealer" recognizes the complaint.

I believe that the PS pump is a vane type pump which pulses should vary with engine speed (times drive belt ratio times number of vanes).
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:54 PM
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Engine load. Almost unnoticeable in park. Put in drive with foot on brake or accelerating it's noticeable and annoying

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Old 06-15-2017, 06:15 PM
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My dealership had a service rep coming in so brought it back and they went over it for 3 days. Replaced the engine mounts and went through the front suspension and checked exhaust also. Much much MUCH better! One of the reasons I stay with BMW is my dealers excellent service dept.

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