Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Sporadic car vibration that started after driving a longer distance

asked by on

My car occasionally vibrates. This problem started after I had driven the car for a longer period of about 12 hours. Then, the dashboard showed the check engine light, traction control light and ABS warning light illuminated. Ever since then, it would start vibrating at times. The vibration is not felt in the steering wheel area. The other day, for instance, I made some hard turns at 40 mph. The car started vibrating a bit after that. I had the wheel balance tested, along with lug nuts and wheel bearing checked. It's all fine. Do you have any idea why this is happening? Thank you in advance.

You may be having a problem with one or more of the wheel speed sensors. Make sure all of the tires are of the same size and type and then have the system checked to see what wheel speed sensor is setting the codes. You should then have a diagnosis of that sensor to see what is wrong with it will have to be done. If you need help with this, a technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to conduct a thorough inspection of your car’s vibration issue.

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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Sporadic car vibration that started after driving a longer distance

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

Q: advancetrac and abs light on after cv axle replacement

This may be related to faulty wheel speed sensors which are located at each of the four wheels. These sensors monitor wheel speed which is relayed to the ABS system. When the ABS system detects an abnormal speed for the...

Q: Transmission slow to engage into 1st from stop

Hello. This may be a sign of a faulty transmission control solenoid. Modern automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission fluid...

Q: When i start my car it runs like its being revved up, takes some time befor normol idol, has trubol up hills and going faster 50m

I would download the OBD-II trouble codes to see what clues are revealed. If you want that step, as well as the below diagnostics, performed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, please request a check...

Related articles

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...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...