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Hi<br> Has anyone experience any steering vibration around 30 mph? the car has 2000 miles. Could it be just tire balancing? thanks<br> norman<br>
 

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Norman, check your tire pressures. Sometimes, it may also be caused by ....

tires flat spotting specially if it has not been used for awhile. Also be aware with winter setting in, ambient temperature is dropping, therefore tires pressure will also be lower. Check your tires regularly.<br>
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If this does not resolve your problem, bring in your car to the dealer for tire balancing. If problem still persists, you may have a defective tire.<br>
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Have over 12,000 Kms on my C320 and never experience steering vibrations. Good luck and keep us updated.<br>
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I have seen others have the same problem and their dealers have done different things like tire rotation to replacing tires... <br> <br> i have the sameproblem but it goes away after a while.. so i don't mind it ..<br> <br> you may want to take it in to the dealer to have checked out.
 

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EXPLAIN this???

I have the same problem, i feel a steering wheel vibration around 20-30mph, as u accelerate its gets better. Took it to the dealer ship, they did a balance and an alignment. Still didnt get better, still feel it. I then bought AMG chrome rims, 17inch with 4 bran new michelin tires, guess what, didnt go away. My theory is they dont make cars like they use to. Never the less, having a benz is a status
 

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I brought my 2002 C240 (3000miles) to the dealer today for this same problem. They balanced the tires but said they weren't really out of balance. The balancing did not help, the vibration is still very noticable particularly when decelerating from 35->30 mph. I've also noticed some vibration around 60 mph, but it is less noticable.
 

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Norman: If it just started -- meaning you had no problem before, and now you've go a steering wheel shimmy -- it's related to the tires. If, on the other hand, you've 'sort of' felt the shimmy coming on for a while and now it's just gotten worse, that's going to be tougher to solve. I went through the latter on a BMW 320i. Eventually, I learned it really was true what I was told by one BMW tech after another: 'They all do that.' Damn if they didn't. I won't bore you with all the details, but in a nutshell, on a unibody car (where the shell is welded together to make one body & chassis), if the alignment isn't just right, the steering geometry is permanently out of whack. Thus, you get a shimmy, usually in a particular speed range, or perhaps on brake application. It drove me nuts. (The only real cure is a bullet to the head.) Pls follow up with what you find out. Thanks. <br>
 

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Did anyone figure this out? My 2002 C240 is doing the same thing. Old tires did it, new tires (balanced and aligned) so it as well. I have 1 month left under warranty and would love to get this solved.

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Same issue here

Did anyone figure this out? My 2002 C240 is doing the same thing. Old tires did it, new tires (balanced and aligned) so it as well. I have 1 month left under warranty and would love to get this solved.

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MY 05 C320 with stock 16" Continental tires. The steering wheel would consistently vibrate when accelerating and decelerating at 25-30MPH. Turned out to be a bad tire. The steel belt in one of my tires was bad. Needed to replace all four tires anyway.
 

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My 2003 C240 Classic 4Matic has steel wheels, which are very susceptible to damage. I once had a vibration problem the was indeed caused by a bad tire. Lucky for me they were finished, anyway. Lately, though, my vibration problems are caused by a "slightly" bent rim, which my prefered tire store fixes by hammering the bend out with a mallet. After rebalancing the tire, alls well.

An easy way to locate your bad tire, or even figure out whether it is a bad tire altogether is to swap one front tire for the rear from the same side. (Do not cross tires side-to-side.) Go for a spin. If the vibration persists, swap the other tire with the other rear one. If the vibration goes away, than you know which tire is giving you the problem. If it still doesn't go away, maybe you need tires all around. Have it checked.
 

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Mine does it at exactly 37-42mph but after a little bit of driving it goes away. but it still sucks
Same exact issue here. Old tires, new tires, pre-alignment,post-alignment, pre-balance, post balance... MB said my rims look fine..

It doesn't bother all that much since it goes away, but that doesn't make it right.
 

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My car has done this ever since my car was towed from NY to NC. It could be either the tires, rims or alignment. I'll need to look at this closer when it gets warmer outside. It's been aggrivating me for about 7 months now. :mad:
 

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My 02 c320 wagon did this same thing. The local shop told me to change the tranny mount because they sag over time and make the drive shaft go out of alignment. It worked! Also changed the left front control arms, (torn bushings), now the right side control arms are on order.
 
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