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STEERING - ROAD WHEEL VIBRATION

Bulletin Number - 0015

Issue - 1

Date - 07.06.2000

Model - Freelander

Affected Range - All derivatives

Re-Issue Information -

Problem -

STEERING / ROAD WHEEL VIBRATION - NEW VEHICLES

During PDI road test, a vibration is felt through the steering wheel and / or the driver’s seat which may be interpreted as out of balance road wheels and tyres.

Cause

The tyres have developed flat spots as the result of the vehicle remaining in long term storage during the delivery process. This is more likely to occur in Markets where high ambient temperatures prevail.

Action


In normal circumstances no action is necessary other than to ensure that the tyre pressures have been set to normal road use specification at PDI. During subsequent driving, the flat spots should progressively run off and the level of vibration diminish. NOTE: Do not re - balance wheel and tyre assemblies that have covered only delivery distances as when any flat spots run off, vibration will return. Take action only if the condition is considered to be too severe to permit hand over of the vehicle to the customer.

Parts Information

Not applicable

Warranty

Not applicable

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