Report: Warped Front Brake Rotors Can Cause Steering Wheel Shimmy
Ford Focus Problem
Average Mileage: 99,059 mi (8,000 mi - 210,000 mi)
Visitor, 2005 Ford Focus, 176,000 mi
A real pronounce steering wheel shimmy when braking. The rotors were "turned" at the dealer. Charged $210.
Visitor, 2007 Ford Focus, 65,000 mi
Les Schwab turned the rotors for $85. Problem solved (The pads were still good)
Visitor, 2000 Ford Focus
Horrible experience. All vehicles should be repaired for free.
Once it happened at 100,000 miles I replaced them brakes, pads, drums rotors had to again at 120,000 and it still happens
Visitor, 2003 Ford Focus, 65,000 mi
Warped Front Brake Rotors Cause pulsating, Replace Rotors
Visitor, 2006 Ford Focus, 72,000 mi
This is the case with my car. Also the bearings went on the rear drums causing a very loud "airplane engine" sound in the back. Since Ford decided to weld the bearings to the drum I had to spring for a new drum which cost more then if I just needed the bearings.
Time for a front end brake job this weekend.....
Visitor, 2003 Ford Focus, 139,000 mi
front rotors keep warping
Hasn't been fixed--albeit it is shimmying. Like tierod is warped?