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I have a 2016 caddy ESV and it has a vibration since new.

Customer Question

I have a 2016 caddy ESV and it has a vibration since new. WHY
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: Caddliac Esclade long wheel base. 2016
JA: Besides this, what condition is the car in?
Customer: New just off the lot
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: It has been at the dealer half the time since i bought it 3 sets of tires
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Jared D replied 7 months ago.

Does the vibration change with vehicle speed?

Does it feel like the shake is in the steering wheel or in the seat?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It's in the seat and it's the worst at 10 3 km/h
Expert:  Jared D replied 7 months ago.

If the vibration is the the seat then there are two likely causes:

The first would be a tire issue in one of the rear tires. This can be pinpointed by rotating the back tires to the front. If the shake moves to the front then the tire/wheel is definitely the problem.

The other option is a bent or unbalanced driveshaft. The dealer should be able to pinpoint that using a run out gauge.

Expert:  Jared D replied 7 months ago.

Is it worse when lightly accelerating?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Expert:  Jared D replied 7 months ago.

I would definitely suspect a tire issue in that case. Have a shop swap them from front to back and see if the vibration moves to the steering wheel.