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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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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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".

sony
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Re: High frequency vibration

Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:54 am

Thorri wrote:
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.
Hi Thorri,

I bought 3 weeks ago an used 2014 Nissan Leaf, and I was searching the internet for the same problem: high frequency vibrations at certain speeds when I found your post.

In my case the same vibrations are at 62-63 Km/h, lower intensity, and 91-92 Km/h with higher intensity. It sound like a second war bomber. I taught first that the tires are not balanced but they are brand new and balanced this year. Could also be a wheel or motor bearing or even the gear reduction box...

It's strange that the speeds are very similar. Have you found the root cause? Had you any problems with your Leaf related to these vibration?

Thanks in advance!

Thorri
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Re: High frequency vibration

Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:58 am

sony wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:54 am
Thorri wrote:
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.
Hi Thorri,

I bought 3 weeks ago an used 2014 Nissan Leaf, and I was searching the internet for the same problem: high frequency vibrations at certain speeds when I found your post.

In my case the same vibrations are at 62-63 Km/h, lower intensity, and 91-92 Km/h with higher intensity. It sound like a second war bomber. I taught first that the tires are not balanced but they are brand new and balanced this year. Could also be a wheel or motor bearing or even the gear reduction box...

It's strange that the speeds are very similar. Have you found the root cause? Had you any problems with your Leaf related to these vibration?

Thanks in advance!
Hi Sony, I have not figured out the cause to the "vibration". But it has not been a problem, and has not become any worse. Now I just stay out of those to specific speed areas.

sony
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Re: High frequency vibration

Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:00 am

:) Thx Thorri!

I'm wondering if we are the only users affected by this noise/vibration or it's something general for this model (maybe a resonance frequency for the Leaf) but nobody paid attention ...

Anyone?

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