Q: Car vibrating and making starnge sound when driven faster than 15 MPH.

asked by on January 11, 2016

When I drive over 10-15 MPH my vehicle emits a sound like a baseball card in a bike tire and develops a slight vibration. I also hear a clanking sound, as if something isn't tightened properly.

It sounds as if a piece of plastic trim for your wheel-well area or the underside of your vehicle is rubbing against the tire while it is rotating. I would first walk around your vehicle and take a look inside all the wheel-well areas to ensure that nothing is rubbing. If you do not see an obvious answer, enlist the help of a professional, such as one from YourMechanic to do an inspection of your vehicle to track down the noise.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

One headlight working

If you only have one head light that is not working it is typically caused by a bulb that has failed. One your vehicle I have had a lot of bulb connections fail and cause this. I would typically start...

fan to a/c and heat vibrates (dash) and gets louder on level 3,4,5. Quiet on 1 and 2.

It sounds like you either have damage to the fan assembly, making it out of balance, or you may have some sort of object like a dead rodent, that is making the fan shake like an unbalanced tire. This will...

Car misfires when driving 45+ mph for extended period of time

The code P0304 is a misfire on cylinder number four. The reason it is misfiring at cruising speed is that is when the engine is running its leanest and the coil is finding an easier path to ground than through...

Related articles

Nissan Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
If If you have been shopping for a used Nissan vehicle, you may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one is set up differently. Read on...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Nissan LEAF
The The introduction of the LEAF represented the beginning of an age many car experts were skeptical would even happen – true mass production of a 100% electric vehicle. Not only did it happen but the LEAF was grabbed up...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Nissan Xterra
The The 2012 Nissan Xterra is designed for those who want a true sport utility that can still handle off-road driving with ease. Built on the same F-Alpha platform seen in the Titan and Frontier trucks, the Xterra also sports...