Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Why does my steering wheel vibrate when I'm driving. Please help, me I'm very concerned and worried.

asked by on

My car steering wheel vibrates when i drive. what does that mean?

My car has 104000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. There are typically two items that cause the front end or steering wheel to vibrate while you’re driving. If the vibration occurs below 40 MPH, it’s usually an indication that a front end suspension component, such as CV joint, tie rod, or wheel bearings are damaged and need to be replaced. If the vibration is occurring over 40 MPH, it’s typically due to bad tire wheel balance or may be caused by a bent wheel. The best way to determine what’s causing this vibration is to have a professional mechanic complete a vehicle is vibrating inspection. This will allow the mechanic to test drive an examine your Kia Rio for any signs of damage and recommend the right repairs.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Why does my steering wheel vibrate when I'm driving. Please help, me I'm very concerned and worried.

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: My car shifts gears just fine but it hardly wants to take off and the rpms go up very high but hardly accelerates. 1994 Honda Civic

Hello - I believe you have a severely slipping clutch. Either the clutch is worn out, or the clutch disc is contaminated with engine/transmission oil, and is slipping for that reason. If the clutch has not been replaced with your...

Q: How do I use the heated steering wheel?

The heated steering wheel is a comfort feature that allows the steering wheel to heat up on cold days, to help keep your hands warm. To turn on the heated steering wheel, press the icon underneath the climate controls, with...

Q: Hard to get into first gear

This may suggest failing transmission synchros. As you may know, when a clutch drags, it is not letting go of the disk fully which overloads the synchros and burns up the friction surfaces quickly. Synchros work by speeding up or...

Related articles

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
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.