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I am curious if any of you have experienced vibrations at between 60-65 mph that can be felt in the vehicle and steering wheel? I also get vibrations during faster than normal accelerations from a dead stop or while still moving. I have taken this in to be evaluated. However, their solution was to floor it to 70mph+ on a busy road (35mph Speed Limit zone) and say that they could barely feel anything. They went on the blame some mud in my rim and very begrudgingly agreed to rebalance my tires. It did next to nothing. I went home and checked the tire pressures. They were off still. I resolved that issue, and although the vibrations are not as bad, they still exist. My 2014 Chevy Volt rides smoother at these speeds and acceleration. Thoughts?
 

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I haven't noticed anything like this in my P8, but I've had similar problems in other vehicles. One possibility is a damaged/out-of-round wheel. I think you'll need to go for a ride with the tech so you can demonstrate the problem. Maybe they can swap out front wheels temporarily to see if that makes any difference.
 

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Lengthy earlier thread on the issue.

Thank you!! I thought I was going crazy. I have owned the XC40 for several months and have owned PHEV prior. None have had this issue. I am curious if the tires resolve the issue in the other thread because I am at the point of putting new tires on to see if it is the issue. I will wait and let the author of the other post be the test case.
 

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I'll keep you posted, as I am extremely upset at this point in time. The new tires go on at 0700CST today, Wed.
Something else to think about, I remember a similar problem early last year on 2021 model, arrived with a bent drive shaft, probably from shipping problem that initially was thought to be a tire problem. **** happens!
 

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Could it just be the wheel has thrown a wheel weight and just needs a re-balance?
They were rebalanced.
They were then road force rebalanced.
They were then swapped, rims and all, for those off of a new C40.

I find "threw a weight" to be dubious at best. I just think Pirelli tires are trash. One of my 4 failed the RF balance. The replacements from the other C40 were not RF balanced, just hotswapped.

We will see, though. Either the car, or the tires, is a POS.
 

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Thank you!! I thought I was going crazy. I have owned the XC40 for several months and have owned PHEV prior. None have had this issue. I am curious if the tires resolve the issue in the other thread because I am at the point of putting new tires on to see if it is the issue. I will wait and let the author of the other post be the test case.
The tires didn't resolve the vibration problem.
 

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The tires didn't resolve the vibration problem.
Correct. I am done with this vehicle and tired of being reminded of what a shitty investment I made with my money. It's gone as soon as possible, and I will never own another Chinese product again. made in China, should have stayed in China. The stereotypes are 100%. It is NOT quality, it is NOT luxury, and it is NOT something I will ever forget having been gullible enough to try.
 

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Correct. I am done with this vehicle and tired of being reminded of what a shitty investment I made with my money. It's gone as soon as possible, and I will never own another Chinese product again. made in China, should have stayed in China. The stereotypes are 100%. It is NOT quality, it is NOT luxury, and it is NOT something I will ever forget having been gullible enough to try.
They're assembled in Ghent for the US market, though I'm sure many of the EGMP CMA components are from China.

But sorry you had such a bad experience!
 

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They're assembled in Ghent for the US market, though I'm sure many of the EGMP components are from China.

But sorry you had such a bad experience!
The engines come from China. Who knows what part of the vehicles are causing the vibration that Volvo's dealer seems to claim is normal because all of them on their lot do it? I don't. I just know it's a waste of my money and I should have stuck with a real luxury car like my Acura. I am beyond disgusted with the Chrysler of Europe. Literally the shittiest car I've ever bought new. Within the first day the experience was ruined, and it was NOT to be redeemed.
 

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They're assembled in Ghent for the US market, though I'm sure many of the EGMP components are from China.
But sorry you had such a bad experience!
Indeed, vehicles for US market should be manufactured in Ghent, but no one is immune to products made in China, since Belgium sends cars drop by drop.
 

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Correct. I am done with this vehicle and tired of being reminded of what a shitty investment I made with my money. It's gone as soon as possible, and I will never own another Chinese product again. made in China, should have stayed in China. The stereotypes are 100%. It is NOT quality, it is NOT luxury, and it is NOT something I will ever forget having been gullible enough to try.
Time to consider a VinFast VF9 ;0). They are offering a $7500 rebate in case you don't get the IRS Tax Credit. All jokes aside, what a harrowing experience for you. Would you go back to an ICE model or still want to drive an EV. The VWID4 seems nice to me, but I only saw it from the outside. They have already begun Manfacturing in Chattanooga, TN and will be eligible for the IRS Tax Credit.
 

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Time to consider a VinFast VF9 ;0). They are offering a $7500 rebate in case you don't get the IRS Tax Credit. All jokes aside, what a harrowing experience for you. Would you go back to an ICE model or still want to drive an EV. The VWID4 seems nice to me, but I only saw it from the outside. They have already begun Manfacturing in Chattanooga, TN and will be eligible for the IRS Tax Credit.
No. I've had enough of EV's. I am going back to a proper ICE car. EV isn't ready for prime time. It's rough, noisy, and crude, and while it's very quick, there is more to a car than just "ItS FaSt!". I prefer smooth, refined, and luxurious. This new **** ain't it.
 
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