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Vibration after getting new tires

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by gerhard, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Sep 21, 2016 at 5:35 PM
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    I bought 4 new Bridgestone tires for my 4 wheel drive 2011 Limited 4Runner with 38,000 miles on the odometer. Firestone Complete Auto Care installed the tires.
    Now I have vibrations in my steering wheel between 65-70 mph. I took my car back 3 times to have this corrected. Today, after 7 hours at the dealer, I picked up the car and still have the same vibration. I am ready to give up and take the car to Toyota to see if they can fix this problem. Any suggestions what the problem could be? Maybe anything related to the 4wheel drive? Never had an accident and always serviced the car at my Toyota dealer. These are the best and most expensive tire for this car. Thanks, Gerhard
     
  2. Sep 21, 2016 at 6:39 PM
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    Sounds like you have a bad tire. They should make it right for you, especially since you had no vibes prior to them adding the tires.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2016 at 11:07 AM
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    Which Bridgestones? I had a similar vibration at that speed with the Bridgestone Dueler. 2 tires were out of balance from the factory.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2016 at 1:01 PM
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    Mine are Bridgestone Dueler Alenza plus. I am at Toyota right now to see if they can locate the problem. Maybe I should call Bridgestone. How did you find out that your tires were out of balance from the factory? Thanks GERHARD
     
  5. Sep 22, 2016 at 1:04 PM
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    Bought the truck with 3 miles on it. Had the vibe in the steering wheel at 65-75. Dealer re-balanced all 4 tires and indicated 2 tires were adjusted. Vibe went away.
     
  6. Sep 23, 2016 at 7:47 PM
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    I had the SAME vibration with my tires from 65-70mph, they were Yokahama Geolanders. I took it to the dealership and they said they balanced them and the fact that they were new and that they were ATs that they would just inherently be shaky... I call BS. I only had those on the truck for about 2 months when I put my Icon Lift and new wheels and 33" tires that the vibration is completely gone. Rides smooth as you could ever ask for.. Maybe its time for an upgrade..!!
     
  7. Sep 23, 2016 at 8:12 PM
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    Here is an update. My Toyota dealer was nice enough to test the tires. "Excessive road force on one tire and radial pull from another tire. Unable to Phase match. Recommend to replace tires." Tomorrow, Firestone will replace all 4 tires. Gerhard
     
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  8. Sep 25, 2016 at 6:20 AM
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    Glad to hear you got it all worked out.
     

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