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2001 Infiniti QX4: front end..steering wheel vibrates..I accelerate

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My 2001 Infiniti QX4 has a front end shimmie (steering wheel vibrates) as I accelerate to 60-65 MPH. My mechanic says "nothing to worry about". What could the problem be?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Bob replied 7 years ago.

Hi there hope i can be of assistance.


The most common cause of this is the front wheels or tires.


If these are slighlty buckled, or older tyres these can cause an imbalance. This at speed, then translates as vibration through the steering wheel.


So first have all 4 tires/wheels balanced.


Also, have a detailed inspection of the front suspension system. Its unlikly to be a bushing problem, but its better to be safer than sorry.


Thanks Bob