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John 4/14/2018

2011 BMW 328i xDrive Base 6 Cyl 3.00L

Steering & Suspension

Steering wheel shakes

I bought one new front left tire. Steering wheel shakes when driving

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Jimm 4/14/2018

First question - was the tire balanced before installing? Did the shakes occur before or after the tire was installed?

If after, then simply return the vehicle and tire to the place of purchase for them to correct - at no cost to yourself.


Teddy B 4/14/2018

You also need to measure the outside diameter of all 4 tires
On AWD or XDrive you can not just install a new tire in any location
& expect not to have drivetrain problems.
I would never ever install just one new tire on either front axle.
That alone will throw off your unsprung weight & alignment.
When a steering wheel shakes,park the car & resolve the issues
as Jimm said. Tire Balance,Brake Maintenance & Suspension
Parts Wear,all need to be looked into.

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