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X1 E84 (2011 - current)
The new to the US BMW X1 will arrive at BMW dealers in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Get your X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or get the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i dDrive.

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Old 02-06-2014, 04:20 PM
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Weird one

Hi guys, driving home from work today my whole care was vibrating in a way that really seemed like I was driving on a flat. Steering wheel, gas pedal --I could feel it throughout the whole car. But my tires are fine. Very odd. There was some ice around the wheels... maybe that. Any ideas?

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Old 02-06-2014, 07:01 PM
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I had the same experience. Cleaned the ice and snow off the rim and all was good. I was afraid it was something bigger :-)


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Old 02-06-2014, 07:18 PM
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Snow / ice melts and then refreezes on the wheels when parked. Causes temporary imbalance. Driving and braking warms the wheels - ice melts or is thrown off wheels when driving - all returns to normal except the mystery of vibration.
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:31 AM
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Wouldn't take much ice on a rim to throw a wheel out of balance and cause shaking as you described.
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:04 AM
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That was totally it. Thanks very much for advice. We had a lot of snow, and my X1 was a tank cutting through without difficulty - but lots of slush got on the inside of the rims.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:31 AM
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Glad that it worked out. I actually bought a bottle cleaning brush to clean out the snow from the wheels. Click image for larger version

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I have the xline and love the design of the rims, but it is magnet for slush. I tried to clean out the snow without it, but the vibrations were still bad.

It is really fun to drive it in the snow :-)


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