Shimmy, between 40 and 50 mph while accelerating.

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For the T3, does anyone else get a vibration/shimmy when accelerating between around 40 and 50 mph, like when merging onto the freeway. There's definitely some resonance mode vibration going on...
 

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For the T3, does anyone else get a vibration/shimmy when accelerating between around 40 and 50 mph, like when merging onto the freeway. There's definitely some resonance mode vibration going on...
check that you don't have lane departure warning on, I find I get some shimmy on the STEERING WHEEL not necessarily at the Wheels.
 

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I'd also check to make sure your lug nuts are tight. That's probably not the problem, but it's easy to check, and it would really suck if that was the issue and a wheel falls off.
 

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For the T3, does anyone else get a vibration/shimmy when accelerating between around 40 and 50 mph, like when merging onto the freeway. There's definitely some resonance mode vibration going on...
A lot of people have experienced this - it's how the Model 3 warns you when you are departing your lane (vibration in the steering wheel). You can turn it off in the settings menu.

Other than that, the Model 3 is the smoothest, most vibration free car I've ever driven. It's like gliding on ice.
 
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A lot of people have experienced this - it's how the Model 3 warns you when you are departing your lane (vibration in the steering wheel). You can turn it off in the settings menu.

Other than that, the Model 3 is the smoothest, most vibration free car I've ever driven. It's like gliding on ice.
Hmmm, I'll check that, thanks. Yes, overall incredibly smooth ride!