The popularity of the Mercedes-Benz S Class is justified when we realize that it is the platform for all of the MB technological, safety, and interior innovations. Development on the W220 began in 1992, with the first models arriving in showrooms in 1999. Some owners report strange vibrations when driving at high speeds.
Vibrating when you’re driving on the highway is one of the last things you want to be thinking about. Owners who experience this problem most commonly assert that the vibrations start when the car is going between 65 and 70 mph, and that they’re not overly violent, but they are disturbing. Is there a chance that the car will suddenly stop working? Is there a problem with the suspension? Concern around mysterious vibrations is entirely reasonable and could be one of a number of issues.
Many people report that a replacing of the transmission mount often solves the issues. The mount is a steel or rubber piece that adds strength to the transmission and absorbs any vibrations created by that essential part of the car. If it fails, the vibrations will move throughout the rest of the car. Shaking could also be attributed to improper tire alignment or tire balancing, both of which are relatively easy problems to fix. Finally, you might be looking at tires that have been “cupped,” or worn unevenly due to more severe transmission issues. This last issue is the most dangerous because it could signify a much larger problem at hand.
A specialized Mercedes-Benz repair expert can check out your W220 and point out the location of the exact problem. Taking your car to a professional can bring unparalleled peace of mind to any car owner, and the mechanics taking care of your MB will have you back on the road and vibration free in no time at all.
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