What can cause your steering wheel to shake when braking?
Shaking Steering Wheel Problem 1: Warped Brake Rotors
Over time, this pressure can bend your rotors—especially without maintaining proper brake pad replacements. When your rotors become bent, the brake pads will press against an uneven surface when braking, which creates steering wheel shaking.
Why does the front end of my car shake when I hit my brakes?
The biggest reason for this shaking problem is the condition of your rotors – the disc your brake pad clamps down on when you apply your brakes. Most commonly, the vibration happens because the rotors have some kind of imperfection on their surface or they have changed shape (warped) over time.
Can brake rotors cause vibration at high speeds?
Uneven Brake Rotors
Brake rotors become warped over time from the heat generated from the friction produced when braking. When rotors are unevenly worn, the brake pads only come into contact with the rotors in certain areas producing a vibration, usually when braking at highway speeds.