Thorri
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High frequency vibration

Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:46 am

I just bought a Nissan Leaf 2017 2 days ago. I have experienced that at certain speeds it makes a high frequency vibration.
This happens in 93-94 km/h and around 65 km/h. It can not be the tires since the frequency is far to high, almost feels like the engine or something. Has anyone experienced anything like this?
The car is smooth as a carpet in all other speed ranges.

powersurge
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Re: High frequency vibration

Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:29 am

That does not sound like an issue to be concerned with.. SOunds like a wind related issue..

Since you are only 2 DAYS into the car, stop worrying and enjoy the car...

Thorri
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Re: High frequency vibration

Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:36 am

powersurge wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:29 am
That does not sound like an issue to be concerned with.. SOunds like a wind related issue..

Since you are only 2 DAYS into the car, stop worrying and enjoy the car...
Thank you for you answer, yes I also think it might be some wind related after some reading. I will check further.
I bought the car used, it has 29 000 km on it.

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jlv
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Re: High frequency vibration

Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:39 am

Thorri wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:46 am
almost feels like the engine or something.
Of course, the LEAF has no engine.
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goldbrick
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Re: High frequency vibration

Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:36 am

Unbalanced tires/wheels can vibrate at any speed. I've had issues that only occur at 60-70 mph for example. You could swap the tires from front/rear to see if that makes any difference. If the vibration only occurs in a certain speed range I'd say that makes it more likely to be a wheel problem or a tire with a bad belt, etc.

Thorri
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Re: High frequency vibration

Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:12 am

Okei thanks for the reply guys. I might also just be over sensitive because I just bought the car. But I might try swapping the wheels. It just got out of service, and I read that people have experienced vibration at certain speed due to the mechanincs forget a screw on some protective plastic underneath the car.

Thorri
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Re: High frequency vibration

Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:14 am

jlv wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:39 am
Thorri wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:46 am
almost feels like the engine or something.
Of course, the LEAF has no engine.
Sorry, for the wrong termonology. I meant of course "Electric Motor".

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