Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: 2012 BMW 535xi shakes at 50 mph when braking

asked by on

When I drive at 50 mph on average, the car starts to shake badly when I apply the brake pedal. I went to the dealership several times already. The repairs include brakes replacement, and tire change. Also they had the alignment and balance done. After all these repairs, I still experience the car shuddering badly when I'm braking. Also, when I go to reverse, there is a squeaking noise noticeable. What should I do?

A: If you've had both sets of rotors repla...

If you've had both sets of rotors replaced, then I will assume the brakes are not the problem. Other issues that would cause the problem you are having include worn wheel bearings, worn steering or suspension parts, or tires that are worn/damaged. I suggest you get a second professional opinion on this. If you'd like to have this checked elsewhere, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your car's location to diagnose the shaking issue and assist with repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Electronic failures, servotronic malfunction warning on

Hi there. Servotronic is BMWs name for its electronic power steering system. This warning light indicates the onboard control module has detected a problem with the system and has stored related diagnostic trouble codes. The first step is to retrieve...

Q: When im driving the steering wheel start shaken when i get up to speeds to 50 or 60 and its the driver side

From what you've described, you may just have a wheel balance problem where a weight came off. This could also happen if you used tire stop sealant for a leak in your tire. These will both cause excessive vibration above...

Q: Had both break and ABS light on then my brother floored it in reverse then it was driving but ABS is still on but drove home fine

Hello. When the ABS and brake lights come on, most of the time the vehicle is still safe to drive as long as the brake pedal feels fine. It is still important that the vehicle is checked out right away....

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...