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2012 Sentra felt like death wobble
I have a 2012 Sentra with about 32k miles on it. It gets driven several hundred miles a month. Treated well. It does not get driven hard, hard breaking, fast corning, ect...
The car has not need any work other than general maintenance (oil & filter change, engine & in-cabin air filter, R&B tires)
Original tires and brakes. Ive inspected the tires recently and it looks like I will be replacing 2 of them at the end of this year or early next. Ive inspected the brakes and deemed in great condition. The front rotors are in great shape. The wear on it is consistent and no warping. This is same with the brake pads on either side of a rotor. They are wearing normal and look to have several more months if not a year with the kind of mileage this gets driven and the braking it is doing.
Driving down freeway and braking from 80 to 70 mpg getting behind slower vehicle. Was coming to the exit and brake again from 70 mph and the front end shook crazy (crazy during braking) and felt like the pass.side wheel more than driver.side wheel was going to fall off. I thought maybe lug nut(s) may have been loose or become loose. I let off the brake to let engine slow down the vehicle and even without applying the brakes, after it still shook but not as (crazy).
I did get off the exit safely. I sped up on the straight away to (test) what had just happened to see if it do it again. Sure enough. It did.
I have remove the wheels off the hub of the vehicle and have visually inspected any bolts, bushings and ball joints, cables, i.e..... Including rotors and pads. There is nothing loose or if the bushings or ball joints to be replaced.
Have any of you experienced or heard of something like this happening to a car such as this?
thoughts, advise & facts.