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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 09-20-2012, 07:18 AM
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Great! I'm gonna go tomorrow and show them this and hopefully that will fix the issue. If anyone shows this to get the issue fixed, please let us know!
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:19 AM
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There is no fix to this problem, soooo many F30's have this problem.
Didn't BMM lemon your 328i for the same issue?
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:23 AM
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This is well known issue for experienced technicians. Apart for balancing cause the other reason for vibration at these speeds is rim not matching hub diameter.
I guess rim manufacturer supplied BMW with out of spec rims.

It seems like new generation of service technicians needs instructions even for basics and BMW just released it for them. Ask your dealer to open following link on BMW intranet:

https://pumap.bmwgroup.com/puma/meas...d=52131175&lin
Finally, a well informed response to an issue that seems to have affected a large number of F30s. Your information dismisses many other theories for the cause of steering wheel vibrations.
Thank you for sharing this information !

I do know that BMW wheels are being produced in Austria and Italy. It would appear that the quality control of rim manufacture has slipped somewhere, perhaps one particular factory ?
From reading the various threads, I have yet to read of any M Sport owners complaining of steering wheel vibrations.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:27 AM
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My car (2012 sedan) is being brought in tomorrow morning. I gave my SA the above post and he said that should be helpful. I'll let everyone know how it goes. However, I wouldn't say my vibrations were horrible, just noticeable.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:59 AM
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Finally, a well informed response to an issue that seems to have affected a large number of F30s. Your information dismisses many other theories for the cause of steering wheel vibrations.
Thank you for sharing this information !

I do know that BMW wheels are being produced in Austria and Italy. It would appear that the quality control of rim manufacture has slipped somewhere, perhaps one particular factory ?
From reading the various threads, I have yet to read of any M Sport owners complaining of steering wheel vibrations.
My 335 m sport has the visual shake.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:42 PM
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My 335 m sport has the visual shake.
Do you feel any vibration while holding the wheel ?
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:56 PM
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Do you feel any vibration while holding the wheel ?
Not particularly, however I've read it can be a progressive issues. I'm going to contact my dealer about the above bulletin.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:28 PM
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My car (2012 sedan) is being brought in tomorrow morning. I gave my SA the above post and he said that should be helpful. I'll let everyone know how it goes. However, I wouldn't say my vibrations were horrible, just noticeable.
Outcome? Didja get an answer or do they still have your car?
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:30 PM
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:04 PM
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Didn't BMM lemon your 328i for the same issue?
yep. waiting for my 335msport to get here
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:22 PM
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yep. waiting for my 335msport to get here
What made you move to the 335? Did you find the 328 inadequate?
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:29 PM
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What made you move to the 335? Did you find the 328 inadequate?
love my 328. I am getting the 335 for less than i am paying for my 328

then again, i could be getting a new 328 for 150 less than i am currently paying each month but i really like the msport and figured what the hell
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I once had an Acura MDX with a persistent vibration. After multiple wheel balances, alignments, new rims, etc., I gave up and sold it with only 7,000 miles on it. My 1981 Celica (first car, paid $1,000 for it) didn't vibrate. There's NO reason any new car should vibrate, let alone the Ultimate Driving Machine.
+1 How does this get past engineers who are supposed to actually test all driving aspects of a reengineered car before stamping it with their approval? I can understand a faulty part (rim) issues during production, but any standard QC policy takes random samples for testing. Maybe BMW should try this instead of just driving them from the manufacturing floor to the boat!
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:33 AM
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My CPO warranty has expired on my RS4 and I've been considering getting something different if I have any issues with reliability (so far, the RS has been pretty much bullet proof, knock on wood).

The 335 was high on my list, but I'll take it off my list until they get this issue worked out. Vibration is a huge pet peeve of mine as it totally ruins the driving experience, especially on long road trips.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:58 AM
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I can understand a faulty part (rim) issues during production, but any standard QC policy takes random samples for testing. Maybe BMW should try this instead of just driving them from the manufacturing floor to the boat! :confuare :
Do you really think that QC doesn't take a % of parts to check them out when they are manufactured . If they didn't they wouldn't be in business. I'm sure there not driving the car from the manufacturing floor to the boat without checking them out to a certain degree. Lets face it,in manufacturing parts some bad ones just slip through. Look back at the HPFP. If everything thing was 100% you probably wouldn't need service..
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My CPO warranty has expired on my RS4 and I've been considering getting something different if I have any issues with reliability (so far, the RS has been pretty much bullet proof, knock on wood).

The 335 was high on my list, but I'll take it off my list until they get this issue worked out. Vibration is a huge pet peeve of mine as it totally ruins the driving experience, especially on long road trips.
that is a very rush judgement IMO. No one will be more pissed than I if I have this vibration on my car but to say that I am dropping the 335i from my list of cars because some may experience this vibration is over reaction. I am getting my car in about a week or two and I am confident the problem is not there. if it is I will deal with it and if it persists I am going to lemon the car. Simple as that.
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that is a very rush judgement IMO. No one will be more pissed than I if I have this vibration on my car but to say that I am dropping the 335i from my list of cars because some may experience this vibration is over reaction. I am getting my car in about a week or two and I am confident the problem is not there. if it is I will deal with it and if it persists I am going to lemon the car. Simple as that.
True, but I had such a bad experience with my vibrating MDX, so I'm a bit more gun-shy than I'd typically be.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:04 PM
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We've had our 2013 335I for about a month now and no issues with vibrations or other! Fingers crossed.
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Yes, vibration on my 2012 F30 Sports Line - built on March, 2012. However, it only occurred when the car slows down and right before it completely stops on road, and it does not happen every time. I could obviously tell the vibration and it has been concerning me about the car safety issue.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:50 PM
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Yes, vibration on my 2012 F30 Sports Line - built on March, 2012. However, it only occurred when the car slows down and right before it completely stops on road, and it does not happen every time. I could obviously tell the vibration and it has been concerning me about the car safety issue.
So you feel the vibration while braking? That could be your front rotors being warped.
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We've had our 2013 335I for about a month now and no issues with vibrations or other! Fingers crossed.
7000+ miles, no issues here.
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It was maybe a little better for a couple of days, but seems to be back full force now.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:15 AM
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Spoke to my SA today and he said the car "should" be done today... I had a few other issues (PDC delay, passenger seat intermittently not moving forward and backward) and he said that a software update was being release TODAY or TOMORROW from BMW that addresses certain issues. I dunno if it was BS, but I'll inform everyone once I hear back later today.
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It was maybe a little better for a couple of days, but seems to be back full force now.
Are you referring to having the work stated in the new bulletin applied to your car? Thanks.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:53 AM
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Boggles my mind this is a chronic issue. I despise vibration in my steering.
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