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Hi All,

Has anybody experienced a vibration that fills the whole interior and is strongest in the back? It is sporadic and usually happens 30-40mph after driving for more than 20 minutes. I have a AWD SE. Dealership could not replicate and checked alignment, suspension etc... everything passed.

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Dimitri
 

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Just throwing this out...maybe a wheel bearing or inner CV Joint. The only reason I say that is that I have a failing CV Joint already and have researched it like crazy. I came across many sites that went into other things and and inner CV Joint was mentioned as causing vibration as well as a wheel bearing. I am by no means near being a mechanic. Just some info I saw when searching about CV Joints and axles.
 

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the description doesn't match a tire balance issue. particularly as it is after 20min and intermittant. This sounds more like a heat issue, when metal heats is expands and causes more friction. could be CV, brake caliper not retracting, wheel bearing as top culprits. some of these are easy to check for.
  • brake pad drag: when it happens, stop and see if one wheel is hotter than the others. look for greater amount of brake dust buildup on the rims... with black rims you might need to do a white glove type test. maybe a tissue or paper towel and wipe with you finger behind it (where brake dust would accumulate around the outer flat areas between the spokes)
  • bearing being worn.. if you jack up the car for each rear wheel.. when unweighted, grab tire at 3 and 9pm and try to jiggle. it shouldn't move much, compare to other side. blown wheel bearings will move much more.
  • CV isn't that easy to tell... you can look for grease coming out of the boots on ends or grease on inside of fender well
 

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Hi Dimitri,
I suggest that you take the dealer’s service rep on a 20 minute ride with you to duplicate what the car does. You know how long it takes to get the car to do that. I bet when they are testing it out that they are not spending the amount of time it takes or the road conditions that you drive under. I’ve had CV joints go and it does seem like it could be that but never had one go in a new car.
 

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If there is snow inside the rims/tire, this happens to my car. I've never had "big" rims like the ones in my Taos before and was freaked out the first time it happened to me. It usually happens right after I clean the car and dig it out of a snowstorm.

Check to see if the tires need some cleaning or something is making them shake.... hope this makes sense.
 

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Hi Dimitri,
I suggest that you take the dealer’s service rep on a 20 minute ride with you to duplicate what the car does. You know how long it takes to get the car to do that. I bet when they are testing it out that they are not spending the amount of time it takes or the road conditions that you drive under.
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Hi All,

Has anybody experienced a vibration that fills the whole interior and is strongest in the back? It is sporadic and usually happens 30-40mph after driving for more than 20 minutes. I have a AWD SE. Dealership could not replicate and checked alignment, suspension etc... everything passed.

Thanks,
Dimitri
Did you ever find out the culprit?

I just bought a 2022 and I am encountering the same issue
 

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Hi All,

Has anybody experienced a vibration that fills the whole interior and is strongest in the back? It is sporadic and usually happens 30-40mph after driving for more than 20 minutes. I have a AWD SE. Dealership could not replicate and checked alignment, suspension etc... everything passed.

Thanks,
Dimitri
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