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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-07-2018, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Just started experiencing the vibration issue after tire rotation

I recently hit around 3500 miles on my car, so I took it in for the oil change and went with the tire rotation on the works package.
First time I took the car onto the freeway I noticed almost immediately a back and forth vibration coming through the steering wheel. It changes the entire feel of the car from a peaceful ride to a nervous one. It is progressively worse with speed, but I am noticing it even as low as 40mph now because I know what to look for. I don't seem to have any pulling in the wheel, just this phantom vibration.
I've hit so many potholes that it is possible a tire was damaged around the time I had the oil change done, but I did notice this problem immediately after getting on the freeway after that tire rotation.


Here is a video where I've tried to capture the visual aspect of the problem, I can even see the shake in the wheel. It is more noticeable from 5 seconds onward as I could only keep the camera so still. Watch the upshift paddle shake compared to the wiper stalk.

I have a feeling this is such a common problem that perhaps by now a common resolution for this has been determined? I've tried lots of searching, but it seems to always be either a bad tire, a rebalance issue, some have even replaced axles, and for some none of these things have fixed it. Also car does not have lane-assist or any of the nanny features, it is 401A hardtop only.
Curious what to do next.

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Not sure if this will fix your vibrations, but I learned from others here that our wheels/lugs should be torqued to 150 and all other Fusions are torqued to only 100. It's a good idea to check the torque right after a rotation to make sure they did it right. Then retorque a week or two later after it has settled.

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There is an obvious issue there, most people have experienced the slight vibration after
the car sits overnight, including me.
I played with the tire pressure and found when the tires are inflated to 43 psi the vibration is mostly gone.
Stock pressure is 39 psi per the door sticker.
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In addition to what has been posted -
1. Check to make sure there is not a snow/ice build-up in one of the front wheels.
2. While tougher to look for, a wheel weight could have been knocked off.
3. Get front wheels/tires balanced.


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If you just started getting vibration after tire rotation, more than likely it's a balance issue. If your rears were out of balance, you would probably not have noticed it, but now that they are on the front, it is much more noticeable
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Looks like I won't be able to follow up on this for a while around 10 inches of snow expected tomorrow and I don't expect the dealer to take it out and check for vibration issues when the roads will be that terrible. May have to wait til' next week.
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As mentioned would check tightness of lugs on all tires immediately.
If OK, would ask for road force balance next.
If that does not work, would rotate tires back.

None of that works, get new tires, especially if they are Goodyears.
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I had a '95 Jetta GL that developed a steering wheel shake when getting two new tires after getting a bad puncture in a worn tire and the old rear rotated to the front. Hadn't noticed anything when they were on the rear. Turns out that one of the tires had some broken cords likely from hitting a pothole too hard. Was hard to find.
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I recently hit around 3500 miles on my car, so I took it in for the oil change and went with the tire rotation on the works package.
First time I took the car onto the freeway I noticed almost immediately a back and forth vibration coming through the steering wheel. It changes the entire feel of the car from a peaceful ride to a nervous one. It is progressively worse with speed, but I am noticing it even as low as 40mph now because I know what to look for. I don't seem to have any pulling in the wheel, just this phantom vibration.
I've hit so many potholes that it is possible a tire was damaged around the time I had the oil change done, but I did notice this problem immediately after getting on the freeway after that tire rotation.


Here is a video where I've tried to capture the visual aspect of the problem, I can even see the shake in the wheel. It is more noticeable from 5 seconds onward as I could only keep the camera so still. Watch the upshift paddle shake compared to the wiper stalk.

I have a feeling this is such a common problem that perhaps by now a common resolution for this has been determined? I've tried lots of searching, but it seems to always be either a bad tire, a rebalance issue, some have even replaced axles, and for some none of these things have fixed it. Also car does not have lane-assist or any of the nanny features, it is 401A hardtop only.
Curious what to do next.
You didn't accidentally turn ON your lane keeping assist did you? That shake looked familiar.
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So @detriot - did you ever resolve the issue?

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