The analysis of the vibration response of electrical machines has importance in noise prediction and more recently, diagnosis of electrical faults, especially in the industrial environment, where it is a well-known technique. This work assesses the performance of a strongly coupled 2-D magnetomechanical approach, as directly available in multiphysics software, for the simulation of an induction machine under heavy operational conditions: a direct-on-line startup. Both healthy and broken bar states are simulated in a time span long enough to allow the detailed study of the varying frequency components. The results yield, in addition to the usual electrical and magnetic quantities, electromagnetic-induced vibration components in the stator. A comparison with current and vibration experimental data is also performed showing a good agreement with variable frequency components and certain limitations concerning their amplitude.