Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Vibrations in steering wheel and warning lights on

asked by on

There are vibrations in the steering wheel above 50mph and the steering wheel is not pulling. I recently had my front tires replaced with used tires which have fresh treads. Now, the bas esp light comes on randomly. Is this something that would be okay to live with, or should I get it fixed soon?

A vibration over 50 mph generally indicates a balancing issue. It would be recommended to get these tires road force balanced. Otherwise undesirable wear patterns and tire noise can develop. The BAS/ESP light may indicate a problem with the brake light switch. This should be evaluated immediately as you could loose brake lights or the ability to start the vehicle. You may want to enlist the help of a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to evaluate the BAS/ESP light.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Power steering leaking fluid

The first step is to identify the leaks. Most of the time it's a faulty line, other times it's the pump that is leaking, and if the pump has been run low on fluid, the pump may need replacing if...

Q: Engine knocking, oil light on, engine quit

If you ran the engine out of oil until the engine quit or locked up, then you tried to add oil after the damage was already done. The engine bearings will need oil to work properly, and when you ran...

Q: Turn signals go fast/slow, headlights turn on/off, console beeps

The sockets for the turn signals on the C240 have been known to be problematic. Due to poor connection between the bulb and socket high resistance can result causing the turn signals not operate properly leading to a total bulb...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
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...
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.