Only occurs when driving the vehicle between 55 mph and 65 mph. Reviews, being by Selecting a Make in the navigation pane on the left. Had tires re-balanced and the 4 wheel alignment checked. As soon as vehicle speed dropped to 64mph, the oscillation stopped. Difficult to control 3 times I've used this car on icy conditions going no more than 35 or 40 miles an hour and I have slipped the most recent time was easter and the car literally rolled out of control.
All parts are backed by the manufacturer's warranty and shipped directly from Toyota dealers. I have done research on Toyota forums and the 2010 and new Toyota Fj Cruisers are having a problem, and Toyota will not do anything on this safety issue. I was being a smart ss. I took my 2010 fj to a Toyota dealer where I bought it here in abq, and they said they couldn't find anything wrong, of course. While driving between 50-60 mph, there was an abnormal vibration in the steering wheel. It doesn't even have the option to single plane balance like some older machines I've used.
Their used vehicles hold value ridiculously well and their new vehicles command a couple thousand more than their closest competitors in its class. Seat belt, as the guard to any impact from sudden movement, plays a crucial part in marking sure driving safety. Had I been at highway speed I suspect that the fj would have rolled. The balancer I use everyday only does dual plane balancing. In addition, the vehicle would pull into the right direction independently. In this way, some common problems on it pop out: First, Check Engine Light on.
Different sites saying steering shift needs a welt. Stick-on weights are put inside the back of the wheel. Still contend it's a balance issue. While I really enjoy the vehicle, I'm always on full alert when driving knowing that at any given time, the steering may suddenly take the vehicle left or right with no predictability. As a matter of fact, lots of broken auto parts would activate and illuminate the Check Engine Light. This created a serious safety hazard. After 2 weeks the vehicle developed a shimmy in the steering at 48 to 65 m.
I agree at higher speeds it is perfect, steering is perfectly solid, only between 50-60 was there a problem. The approximate failure mileage was 10. And they need your help! They said they would file a complaint with Toyota headquarters and sent me on my way. There are home brewed remedies for it but I believe it is an issue that Toyota should address. I found Toyota has recalls for rust issues on other models and would like this matter looked into. My persoal experience is my Saturn which had a vibration at several different speeds, found out it was a broken motor mount that could not be seen by quick visual inspection.
If a bead is damaged, a bulge may develop on the sidewall of the tire, and air may leak. How many of theses Fj Cruisers are on our highways?. Toyota the manufacturer has recognized this problem in various models of vehicles it produces and has provided recalls. From reading through all the threads it seems like a road force balance and possibly and alignment should fix this issue? Possibilities are however, that you have encountered steering wheel shakes at one moment or another, and mostly when everything is as usual. The vehicle has stock wheels and tires.
Don't think it's a common practice at most shops. What causes vibrations in your steering wheel? While the roadforce helped a bit, i can feel the shake starting to return. This has occurred in heavy traffic on highways and is definitely unsafe. I know Chris, just funny that if it is such a common problem, there must be an answer. If I have 11 homes in a neighborhood and 10 of them sold for 100k and the 11th sold for 1.
Recently I had an F-it moment and bought all new wheels and tires. Is not effecting steering but can be felt in the steering wheel as a vibration. The vehicle was not repaired. Yours being that new and having that issue is frustrating. Toyota says the there is no issue but that the steering on this style vehicle is just sensitive. The vehicle was taken to miller Toyota located at 8566 sudley rd, manassas, va 20110, 703 369-3040 where it was diagnosed that there was a bent wheel; however, replacing it would not remedy the issue.