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.
Last edited by detriot; 02-08-2018 at 12:51 AM.