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Dear all
I have an iX50 with 22” aero wheels. I have noticed when cleaning the car that the inserts on some of the wheels are loose. You can rock them by hand. On some of the other wheels they are tight. There is a special security head for tightening the inserts on the inside of the rim (see photo).
I have not contacted BMW services about this as of yet.
Has any other owner of the same type of wheel noticed something similar or had a conversation with their BMW dealer about this topic?
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An update on this topic. I spoke to the BMW service technician when the car was in for a software upgrade due to some service recalls last week. A neighbouring iX50 with the same wheels also had wobbly inserts. So we deduced it was normal. I changed the wheels to the 21” winters and at the same time checked the inserts on both sets of alloys. I found that they were loose, to differing degrees on every wheel. Actually, on one of the 21” wheels one of the security screws had backed off considerably and was close to falling out. I tightened all the screws, most only by a quarter turn or so. I would recommend you do the same if you have the 22” or 21” wheels with inserts.
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I have an Ix40 sport with 21" wheels. The edge around the rim on all the plastic inserts are warping on all the wheels, however they don't seem to be loose. I've spoken to my local dealer who will look at them when it goes in for the steering wheel module update. He said he has never seen this before and may end up having to replace them all.
 

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