2004 VUE, V6, AWD - Shimmy In Front End When Braking and Speed Reachs 25 to 30 mph.

Discussion in 'Saturn VUE' started by A.E., Jul 15, 2005.

  1. A.E.

    A.E. Guest

    Has anyone had a problem when braking and the vehicle slows down to 25-30
    mph? Our '04 VUE has a distinct shimmy when braking? Would this be covered
    by the warranty? We purchased the vehicle in Jan'05 and have about 8,000
    miles on it.

    Any help would be appreciated?

    A.E., Jul 15, 2005
  2. A.E.

    Oppie Guest

    Have it checked out professionally ASAP!
    Might be a ball joint or bushing that is defective. Worst case, it might be
    something in the steering ready to let go (which could really ruin your
    day). Can't say anything about warranty coverage, only about safety.
    Oppie, Jul 15, 2005
  3. A.E.

    blue_x21 Guest

    Check for warped and out-of-tolerance brake rotors. Early '90's
    Saturns were notorious for this problem. My '97 SW2 had this shimmy
    problem for the first 22k miles until I finally got the rotors replaced
    under warranty. The rotors were warped so badly they could not be
    fixed by resurfacing.
    Also check for proper wheel balancing if it hasn't been done already.
    blue_x21, Jul 15, 2005
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