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#141 of 196 Steering vibration/shake at 55 mph
May 05, 2010 (6:28 pm)
I got a new 2010 M5 couple of weeks back. The steering starts shaking at 55/60 MPH and vanishes at 65-70. I took it to the dealership, they rotated/balanced/aligned the wheels. Still the problem is seen. They blamed the tires may be out of shape and may need to be replaced. M5 now has 1.5K.
Now they want to switch the tires from another vehicle to make sure that the problem is with the tires. I'm not sure how many more trips I will have to make to get this problem fixed.
Has any one encountered this problem. Please provide any suggestions/solutions.
Appreciate your help!
#142 of 196 Re: Steering vibration/shake at 55 mph [samac]
May 06, 2010 (4:08 pm)
Sorry for this man. I am on my second Mazda and both of them did not drive straight when they were new. After reading many posts about these issues, I came to the conclussion that Mazda has issues making chasis that are consistently straight or aligned. The issue is correctable through adjustments, but to be done right you need someone with real talent. I did not find anybody like that at any dealership.
Hopefully your issue is caused by something else.
#143 of 196 Uneven inner wall wearing on my new 2nd set of tires
May 18, 2010 (6:00 am)
It only had 10000 miles on my 2nd set of tires ($150 ea) on my Mazda 5 and it starting uneven wearing out again( you can put your palm and feel the bumpy surface at the inner wall) It starting shakeing while it hit 60 mile per hour. I just wrote a complaint letter to Mazda USA hope they can dead serious address these common issues which none of the dealer willing to admit there was a problem on the car structure design. If you have the similar problem please try to wrote them a letter and post it on these discussion board once you did it. Once we collect enough voice, I believe Mazda will address these issues seriously!! They should learn the lessons from the Toyota!!!!
Please give me your voice!
#145 of 196 Re: Uneven inner wall wearing on my new 2nd set of tires [hatemazda5]
May 18, 2010 (8:06 am)
Are you rotating your tires every 5,000 miles?
Shaking may be caused by your tires going out of balance, not related to wear.
#146 of 196 Re: Uneven inner wall wearing on my new 2nd set of tires [dona83]
May 18, 2010 (9:32 pm)
ha..that even made me frustrated which I tried to rotate and balance every 3000 miles and even try to do the alignment many times. The tire shop people told me don't waste the money and this kind of bumpy inner wall wearing is not caused by the out of balance and is due to the defected suspension. A problem suspension causing the tires jumping up and down on the road surface while it driving. Which cause the uneven wearing. I've been many tire shop and all those people told me go to the local dealership to have them to fix it. Guess what I've been two different locations for four time before and even after my warranty expired.... and they have the same answer..."Nothing Wrong'
#147 of 196 Re: Steering vibration/shake at 55 mph [samac]
Jun 08, 2010 (10:18 pm)
I seem to remember that when they first came out that this occurred at about the same speed and turned out to be an issue with the engine mounts. Not saying this is the case but it does sound very similar.
#148 of 196 Re: Uneven inner wall wearing on my new 2nd set of tires [hatemazda5]
Jun 15, 2010 (4:27 pm)
Man, really! Try cahnging the shocks with good quality gas shocks. Try Monroe. The cost may be lower then replacing a lot of tires.
#149 of 196 Re: Vibrations and uneven wear on tires.
Jun 26, 2010 (9:08 pm)
2008 Mazda 5, 35,000 miles.
The problems with the Mazda 5 are the tires and wheels combination.
The OME wheels do not have any support on the inner side. The smallest pothole deforms the wheel on the inside. All of you who witness vibrations while driving, have the wheels checked and you’ll find out that at least one or two of them are not a perfect circle anymore. The tires are as crappy as they come. I made mine last 30,000 miles. When it was time to change them, I decided to try a 16inch steely with a 225/50R-16. I ordered 4 of them from tirerack.com. The ones suggested were General Altimax X. They cost $685 delivered. I put them on as soon as I got them and, let me tell you, the car has never been as quiet. There is no more pavement noise and no more vibrations. It now runs better than the day I first took it out of the dealership.
When the time comes that I have to put new ones on because of wear, I won’t have to fork $150 per wheel.
#150 of 196 Re: Vibrations and uneven wear on tires. [nahag1]
Jun 29, 2010 (9:51 am)
I have a 08 mazda 5 as well. I like the car, but I am experiencing the same problems that you mentoned. Mine has about 26,000 miles. We are noticing noisy ride and bumpy ride. I am thinking buying a set of smaller rims and larger tires that go on them to try to fix the problem. I don't understand why Mazda put such crappy tires on the car when new. Part of the problem I think is the low profile tire type. The car is a minivan not a sports car! If you could post some additional information about the rims and tires you bought and if you are still happy with them that would be great!