Steering wheel vibration

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#1
So yesterday I finally drove the wife's Model 3 on a road trip. Loved the enhanced auto pilot and finally got the hang of resting my hand on my knee, loosely having my hand around the wheel and just pulling towards myself on the steering to stop the hands on the steering wheel warning. The issue I found was that 3 times during the trip with auto pilot off on city streets I noticed a very fast vibration through the steering wheel like going over a washboard road. I was on perfectly smooth paved roads. The vibration felt like the steering motor oscillating, a high frequency oscillation lasting about a second or so. I am an automotive mechanic so the first time it happened I just thought it was the road but decided to pay closer attention just to make sure because it was much different than a rode vibration. After the third time I knew something was up. The third time I decided it was steering motor oscillation for sure which leads me to believe it is software issue. Anyone else notice this? Hopefully it's logged into the software so Tesla can see it.
 

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To make your poll useful, you need to know how many people have never had any of the above. I've only experienced this when I had lane departure turned on. I turned it off after the first few weeks and will likely leave it there. Have not had any issues since then.
 

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Yes I wish that was true, but all three times I was off the freeway driving down city streets without the autopilot on running in my own lane. Any thoughts?
You won’t get the warning if autopilot is on. Only when you’re driving and straying too close to the line.
 
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I just shut it off to see if that is it. It was so subtle and light hard to believe it was a warning. My wife had never felt it, she has no idea what I'm talking about.
 
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To make your poll useful, you need to know how many people have never had any of the above. I've only experienced this when I had lane departure turned on. I turned it off after the first few weeks and will likely leave it there. Have not had any issues since then.
I deleted the poll, seems it is normal, I will drive it again with it off and see if it's gone. Thank you for the help.
 

Ram3

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I just picked up my model 3 three days again. I am noticing the exact same thing with the vibration in the steering wheel. It might happen a couple times a day or maybe more but only for a second or two. I just turned off the lane departure warning and will give it a try. Thanks for the posts.
 

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#12
I've noticed this happening when I'm definitely staying in my lane. I think Autopilot sometimes picks up on parallel shadows running well inside the lane as being a lane marker.