Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: shimmy in steering wheel

asked by on

My new Volks Wagon Touareg has a shimmy in the steering wheel when crusing at 70 mph. What could be causing this to happen?

A: Hello. This is caused by either a bent whee...

Hello. This is caused by either a bent wheel or a wheel balance issue. Due to the size and style of these tires and wheels they need to be road force balanced. This will allow for tire to wheel matching that creates a much better balanced tire.

If you decide to get this fixed, consider enlisting a qualified mechanic who can diagnose your shaking in steering wheel at your own convenience.

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: Car sat and now will not start

Hi there. It sounds as if you are experiencing an obstruction in the fuel delivery system. I'd suggest having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, properly diagnose the no-start issue and perform the repairs necessary to safely get...

Q: Forceful jerking while driving - 2008 Volkswagen Touareg

Jerking is a little too vague to precisely narrow in on the issues. Does it happen at high, low, or both speeds? Does it happen while driving straight or while turning? Does it happen while braking or acceleration? The issue...

Q: Car hard to steer and feels like it is dragging something.

Hello, from your description is seems like the vehicle is possibly dragging something. Your best option is to get the aid of a mechanic to take a look and diagnose what's going on.

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...