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Old 01-05-19, 06:34 PM
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Hey all, just got a 2019 NX300, drove it off the lot and noticed at about 55 and up there is a minor vibration in the wheel, you can feel it in the seats as well. I am in car sales and leased the NX from the Lexus dealer in our group. I brought it into service and explained what was happening.. The tech test drove and did not notice the vibration (its winter here in MN and kinda bad roads that day) they balanced the wheels and I got it back, it feels the same.... One of my family members drove it and said they can feel it too, she has a 2016 RX so I drove that and didn't notice the feeling.. Brought it back and did a ride along with one of the other Techs, he felt it and thought it could be a flat spot in the tires.. said to drive it for about 1-2K miles and see if it gets better... Anyone else have this on their NX? Am I crazy? I know you're going to feel some road vibrations but its weird its only at that MPH.. Talked to the sales manager today and the GSM said they would look into it Monday morning.. Let me know your thoughts
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That's definitely not normal. I have a 19 F-sport and have taken it to beyond 80+ mph and felt no vibration at all. Hopefully it's something the dealership can fix right away...good luck!
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Welcome to the forum!

The issue is not uncommon across the automotive industry and the primary culprit besides the tire flat spot (which you'd feel at all speeds) is an unbalanced wheel/tire. The vibration at highway speed is the classic symptom of this. Had this a couple times with multiple new tires/rims over the years.

Should be an easy fix for the dealer. Enjoy your new NX!
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Originally Posted by corradoMR2 View Post
Welcome to the forum!

The issue is not uncommon across the automotive industry and the primary culprit besides the tire flat spot (which you'd feel at all speeds) is an unbalanced wheel/tire. The vibration at highway speed is the classic symptom of this. Had this a couple times with multiple new tires/rims over the years.

Should be an easy fix for the dealer. Enjoy your new NX!

the thing that baffles me is they balanced the wheels when I brought it in the first time
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Old 01-06-19, 05:22 AM
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Ask dealer to mount different set of tires and test them. If the issue is gone, you will know what to do...
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Old 01-06-19, 07:46 AM
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I just leased a 2019 FSport. Also in Minnesota. I havenít noticed any vibrations. What tires do you have?
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The Yokohamas, itís bizzare, itís not a big vibration, I know what it feels like when the wheels need a balance, itís really subtle but enough to be annoying.. I will keep you posted what happens tomorrow
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If you can feel it in the steering wheel, it should be a front tire vibration. You normally feel rear wheel vibrations in the seat. If you can tell which end it’s coming from, rotate the tires and see if it moves to the other end of the vehicle. If it does, you know for sure it’s a tire balance issue. If it doesn’t change, it’s something else.
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Well, finally got it figured out! Went out with a senior Tech this morning, he felt the vibration, confirmed it was flat spots, they replaced the wheels and tires and poof problem solved!
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Lexus of Wayzata?
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Originally Posted by ross7777 View Post
Lexus of Wayzata?
yup, Iím in sales next door at Chev
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Originally Posted by Nelson0639 View Post

yup, Iím in sales next door at Chev
I leased my NX from Wayzata 2 weeks ago.
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