FR-V Owners Chassis code BE1, BE3, BE5 of Production year 2005 & 2006 The Symptom The owners experiences abnormal vibration whilst driving at speeds in excess of 50MPH ,and can be felt through the steering wheel as well as the body. The body vibration is most noticeable when the front centre seat back is down and the driver rests his elbow on the seat. The Cause 1. Wheel and tyre phasing* not controlled effectively resulting in wheel in-balance 2. Steering design is sensitive to vibration and shimmy transmitted from road wheels. * on a separate thread The Fix Measure and adjust phasing of wheel and tyre at the production line. Add a dynamic damper to the steering wheel assy in order to absorb vibration and shimmy. The Diagnosis A guide to how to check each vehicle and how to judge which level can be improved upon. Pre test drive checks. • Please confirm all cold tyre pressures and adjust if necessary. • Check wheel balancing and adjust if necessary. • Is the car fitted with steel wheels? If YES, the dealer will check on the VIN cut off is pre or post fix for out of specification wheel hub. If the car is prior to this fix ,the dealer will have to order replacement wheels. If the car post to this fix the dealer will need to carry out test drive. Test drive Drive the vehicle at a speed of 50MPH-70MPH preferably on a motorway with a smooth road surface. Whilst applying a minimal amount of force to the steering wheel, monitor the vibration level through the wheel and check visually for wheel vibration / movement. If both physical vibration through the wheel together with visual vibration/ movement is evident, then it may be possible to improve this level. Application to Production Line Honda addressed the issue on these model after this issue was known. JHMBE17206S204518 Steel 15x6JJ JHMBE3***6S204832 Steel and Alloy16x6 1/2JJ JHMBE5***6S213905 Alloy 16x6 1/2JJ JHMBE5***6S214158 Steel 16X6 1/2JJ Steering dynamic damper was introduced from 07 model year start up. if not sure always consult your local dealer. The Repair Method • Proceed to check for any signs of damage on any of the wheel,steering and suspension components. • Carry out Wheel Runout Inspection referring to the workshop manual. Special Note :- Make sure inner wheel rim is fully cleaned before measuring with DTI (Dial Test Indicator). The entire process of troubleshoot and ficing this issue is in excess of four hours so please bear this in mind the dealer has a lot of tasks to do so don't be shocked to hear the cost to diagnose and resolve this issue. Lastly use this information for your knowledge but not a leverage to negotiate free work, please be reasonable in your demands with the dealer this information must not be used to jump on freeloader gravy train.