A quick overview without rehashing the old one is this:
Some owners can feel a very slight, to very noticeable vibration around 40-60 mph. Usually comes from the front of the car and can be felt all over usually. Some days it might be worse then others, and we are not talking about a tire issue.
There are reflashes that can be done at the dealer that may or may not help, some have had the tires replaced, some have had nothing work at all.
So lets try to get a new, more updated thread going to help members who just haven't read though the huge old one and don't know any of the new information.
Please vote, and post!
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Last edited by Silver LTZ; 12-15-2011 at 08:13 AM.
So this just started for me at just over 2k miles. Right now it seems like when the tires are at a higher PSI its more noticeable. I'm guessing the heat is just making me go hm to... there is something to this.
Initialy I just though it was our crappy roads out here in TX... Now I have noticed more ot the vibration. Guess I will make an appointment to have it looked at this week. May have them look into the Bass buzz in the back dash as well.
I have a 09 I4 LT with the 6spd Auto and it did vibrate a lot when new. About 2k miles ago the dealer did the reflash with the update for the tranny issues that most of us notice. Car now has a little over 14k miles on it and I must say it's almost gone. The reflash helped a lot mainly with the tranny slam that some describe during different throttle points and shifts.
My brother who has been a GM tech for 10 years at my local dealer said the tranny shifting/slamming that happens sometimes is just part of the design. Something to do with the TCC. I think another person sited this in the old thread. He said more software updates might help, but for now GM is basically saying it's normal. But as he said, in time they will perfect it. He had a 07 Eclass Benz with a 7spd auto and he said it did pretty much the same thing. So if a freaking Benz does it then lets not feel so bad guys. After all, our cars are way cheaper then a Eclass Benz
I have a 2010 Malibu Silver Ice - Beautiful Car! Been to the dealership 6 - yes 6 times - for vibration problem and strange creak/squeal coming from front driver side wheel -1st time 24 days after purchase - dealer said ice build up - makes sense as it was that time of the year (michigan)- 2nd time said vibration still there (ice not an issue as the weather had warmed up enough) - said we high speed balanced your wheel/tires - can't find a problem - 3rd time I said vibration still there test drove with service adviser - he said yep, vibration exists you are not crazy - dealer said radial run out passenger rear wheel - we replaced it. 4th time = i say vibration still there - dealer says - OMG you have radial run out on your rear driver side AND flat spots on your tires ... replaced wheel and two back tires. 5th time, I say vibration still there - take service adviser on test drive for a second time - he says - and I quote from the service form.... sounds like a hub/bearing issue... kept it for one day.. called me and said we can't find anything but we contacted GM and they said steel wheels have been causing a problem so, they ordered aluminum wheels for my car... now, whether this solves the problem or not I have no idea but I have sneaking suspicion that it won't ... i'm telling ya, its that one front drivers side wheel... just a feeling ... feel like they just want me to go away... im a thorn in their side......
Keep on bein' a thorn, then! You have a right to expect satisfaction, since they guarantee it in writing. Plus there's probably something in some law somewhere (lotta "some's", huh?) that implies merchantibility.
Once you're done bein' a thorn you'll end up with a rose!
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