I was recently and unfortunately involved in a road traffic collision with a concrete kurb (sidewalk) in my BMW 320d Coupe at approximately 45 mph as I was attempting to avoid another vehicle. I'm after a bit of general opinion here and I know it might be purely speculative.
As I said, the car has hit the kurb at a decent speed, it's suffered damage to the front left tyre, alloy and rear tyre and alloy wheel. All of which have been replaced under insurance. I've been told a 4 wheel alignment has been undertaken and everything is within "tolerance".
However, there is a noise coming from the front left wheel, a noise that hadn't been present prior the collision.
Specifically, the noise starts at about 50 mph, and continues to get louder with speed, this is accompanied by a vibration through the steering wheel and shaking through the body of the car. I'm 110% adamant that it was not present prior to the collision taking place, and it was the sole reason I decided to go through my insurance in the first place as I was just going to have the repair done myself which would have probably been cheaper in the long run.
After a week and a half of waiting, I had the car back and drove it home via the motorway, just after getting up to speed the noise is still very much present.
The noise is still present after dipping the clutch, and I cant feel any vibration through the gear stick (shifter).
The car was recovered back to the originating garage, and they called this afternoon stating no issue could be found (which) had been confirmed by two engineers.