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Old 06-09-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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steering wheel vibration when turning

My SS seems to have a strange repetitive vibration/shaking through the steering wheel (I notice the frequency varies with speed) when taking tight corners harder than normal. Not very confidence inspiring...On straights / leisurely driving, its fine.

Anyone else have this issue before? car has 5K miles on it.
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Might be as simple as a wheel being slightly out of balance, or a tire wearing slightly unevenly.
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My SS seems to have a strange repetitive vibration/shaking through the steering wheel (I notice the frequency varies with speed) when taking tight corners harder than normal. Not very confidence inspiring...On straights / leisurely driving, its fine.

Anyone else have this issue before? car has 5K miles on it.
Greetings legacy,

Sorry to hear about the vibration concerns. I know that must be occasionally displeasing for you. Let me know if you might need to make a dealership visit for this issue. I'd be happy to stay on top of that process for you. Feel free to message us anytime.

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Greetings legacy,

Sorry to hear about the vibration concerns. I know that must be occasionally displeasing for you. Let me know if you might need to make a dealership visit for this issue. I'd be happy to stay on top of that process for you. Feel free to message us anytime.

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My SS seems to have a strange repetitive vibration/shaking through the steering wheel (I notice the frequency varies with speed) when taking tight corners harder than normal. Not very confidence inspiring...On straights / leisurely driving, its fine.

Anyone else have this issue before? car has 5K miles on it.
I have had the same issue in my automatic SS camaro since it was new.. I have had dealer look it over twice and they cant find anything..
when I take turns hard I can feel a vibration or like tapping in steering wheel.. dealer cant reproduce since they said they are not allowed to drive customers cars hard but they said they check everything they could think of and the bolts and found nothing wrong but i agree it does make me nervous when taking turn a lil quick..
Im afraid tire fall off or steering rod break car goes into the wall and GM wont cover saying not their fault.
but like my sticking clutch issue on my manual camaro Chevy said they cant reproduce since they wont floor and shift car so they gave me the big FU.. LoL
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I have had the same issue in my automatic SS camaro since it was new.. I have had dealer look it over twice and they cant find anything..
when I take turns hard I can feel a vibration or like tapping in steering wheel.. dealer cant reproduce since they said they are not allowed to drive customers cars hard but they said they check everything they could think of and the bolts and found nothing wrong but i agree it does make me nervous when taking turn a lil quick..
Im afraid tire fall off or steering rod break car goes into the wall and GM wont cover saying not their fault.
but like my sticking clutch issue on my manual camaro Chevy said they cant reproduce since they wont floor and shift car so they gave me the big FU.. LoL
Oh wow!

Courtesy and apologies are extended to you as well for your experiences in your SS. I know that must be pretty frustrating. The dealership service personnel was unable to find anything wrong, though did you offer to take the mechanic for a drive so you could show what was occurring?

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Last time I saw this it turned out to be a front tire with a bulge on it.
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Oh wow!

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Didnt think of that.. ill do next time I take it in.. For most part my dealer is very helpful.. I got mad at the clutch one but that was a long time ago and Lingenfelter fixed it for free for me so I got over it LoL..
Did put in the system so if anything happens it is there that something is wrong.. car has 24K miles and suspension and steering is unmodified so I still have warrenty so Ill have them look at it next oil change.. Thank you..
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Last time I saw this it turned out to be a front tire with a bulge on it.
bulge where?
meaning bubble on tire?
Such as



I would think I would notice or dealer would notice but to be sure I will check tomorrow..
unless on inside of passenger tire so I cant see it hmm
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Didnt think of that.. ill do next time I take it in.. For most part my dealer is very helpful.. I got mad at the clutch one but that was a long time ago and Lingenfelter fixed it for free for me so I got over it LoL..
Did put in the system so if anything happens it is there that something is wrong.. car has 24K miles and suspension and steering is unmodified so I still have warrenty so Ill have them look at it next oil change.. Thank you..
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Last time I saw this it turned out to be a front tire with a bulge on it.
Will check, but haven't seen anything...car is about 5-6 months old so tires would be still relatively new.
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I have had the same issue in my automatic SS camaro since it was new.. I have had dealer look it over twice and they cant find anything..
when I take turns hard I can feel a vibration or like tapping in steering wheel.. dealer cant reproduce since they said they are not allowed to drive customers cars hard but they said they check everything they could think of and the bolts and found nothing wrong but i agree it does make me nervous when taking turn a lil quick..
Im afraid tire fall off or steering rod break car goes into the wall and GM wont cover saying not their fault.
but like my sticking clutch issue on my manual camaro Chevy said they cant reproduce since they wont floor and shift car so they gave me the big FU.. LoL
Agreed...feels like my lug nuts are loose or something! I'd check with the dealership but don't feel like wasting the time. maybe when I upgrade the suspension/wheels, itll go away...


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Sorry to hear about the vibration concerns. I know that must be occasionally displeasing for you. Let me know if you might need to make a dealership visit for this issue. I'd be happy to stay on top of that process for you. Feel free to message us anytime.

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Thanks for the support, will let you know if anything.
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Agreed...feels like my lug nuts are loose or something! I'd check with the dealership but don't feel like wasting the time. maybe when I upgrade the suspension/wheels, itll go away..

Thanks for the support, will let you know if anything.
Not a problem!

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I have the same issue since it was new also. Mine does it in tight corners or when I'm on the brakes going into a hard corner. my steering wheel shakes a little and I can also feel it in my brake pedal. I changed my suspension and it is still there...
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I have the same issue since it was new also. Mine does it in tight corners or when I'm on the brakes going into a hard corner. my steering wheel shakes a little and I can also feel it in my brake pedal. I changed my suspension and it is still there...
If you feel it in your brake pedal it is most likely stability control and or the ABS kicking in. In an area where you have enough room to let her spin, ideally an autocross, use the TC button and see if it goes away. Then hold the button until you have two lights on the dash and try it again. Just be aware with the electronic aids disabled your car may take you for a ride.
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If you feel it in your brake pedal it is most likely stability control and or the ABS kicking in. In an area where you have enough room to let her spin, ideally an autocross, use the TC button and see if it goes away. Then hold the button until you have two lights on the dash and try it again. Just be aware with the electronic aids disabled your car may take you for a ride.
I was wondering if it might be that. But I have even felt it just turning into my driveway before, thought it might be my headers hitting my steering linkage but I have clearance there....
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I was wondering if it might be that. But I have even felt it just turning into my driveway before, thought it might be my headers hitting my steering linkage but I have clearance there....
Do you feel it in the brake pedal entering a driveway?
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Do you feel it in the brake pedal entering a driveway?
When it does it yes I do, but its not everytime depends on how I come into the driveway.
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If you feel it in your brake pedal it is most likely stability control and or the ABS kicking in. In an area where you have enough room to let her spin, ideally an autocross, use the TC button and see if it goes away. Then hold the button until you have two lights on the dash and try it again. Just be aware with the electronic aids disabled your car may take you for a ride.
Excellent suggestion Pete. My thoughts exactly. It does not take much to activate the stability control and it is definitely an uneasy feeling when it does.

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At low speeds it is highly unlikely you are engaging ABS.

Can you get your Camaro on an alignment lift with slip plates as we need to check for a mechanical point of contact. The inspection should be conducted through the full suspension range of motion.
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I will try and find a place that can do it. I thought at low speed it shouldn't be kicking in as well.
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I will try and find a place that can do it. I thought at low speed it shouldn't be kicking in as well.
Use the built in jack to raise the car 1/2 at a time and a nylon ratchet strap around the jack to pull it down.
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Use the built in jack to raise the car 1/2 at a time and a nylon ratchet strap around the jack to pull it down.
Not sure I know what you mean???
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