Q: There is shaking upon braking - 2012 Dodge Charger

asked by on

At high speeds only when lightly braking steering wheel shakes. Rotors have been replaced in the last month.

My car has 50000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The tie rods, ball joints, and control arm bushings should be evaluated for looseness. There are all different kinds of rotors in terms of quality. If the rotors are not dealer OEM or the equivalent, such as AC/Delco, honestly even if the rotors are brand new, they would have to be measured for both thickness variation and runout in order to eliminate bad rotors as a possible cause of the vibration.

There are also installation issues. If the rotors are not installed properly, that is, not torqued in sequence to factory specified values, they will warp on the hub. Just to give you an idea of how critical the tolerances are: if the runout on the rotor exceeds .002 inches, on many cars the brakes will vibrate. Also, you could have hub runout which will create the same effect. If there is runout in the hub, sometimes the rotor can be indexed to the hub, or shimmed, to eliminate the runout. Bent wheels and wheel runout can be an issue, too.

I recommend having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your location to determine the source of the vibration in the steering wheel.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. There is shaking upon braking - 2012 Dodge Charger

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: Truck shuddering at 45 to 50 MPH.

A shudder could be a problem with an ignition coil pack. On most cars they start to fail around 150,000 miles. I would have a technician come out and inspect the coils and you will probably get a p0300 code...

Q: Faulty brakes cause unpredictable stopping distance

Hello. Bumpy roads can cause the ABS system to have trouble working correctly. Bumpy roads cause changes in the speed of the wheels which is the main input for the ABS system. If computer is not reading correctly then the...

Q: How do I use the rear window and side view mirror defroster?

The rear window and side view mirror defroster will provide extra visibility through the rear window and the side view mirrors when they become foggy. To turn the defroster on, press the Defroster button, which is located on the middle...

Related articles

What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.