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Hello…..I recently purchased a 2015 Venza (limited, AWD) and I have a question regarding something that happened the other day. I live in New England and we had a pretty good snowstorm this past weekend. After the storm left the area I took the vehicle out and while driving it on the highway I started feeling a strong vibration at about 65 mph. The roads were clear and dry. I called the dealer this morning to see about getting an appointment to have them look at it. The service advisor I spoke with said that “everyone is calling with the same issue”. I’ve never had an AWD vehicle before but she indicated that this situation is fairly normal with the cold weather and especially after it snows with AWD vehicles. I’ve never heard of this. Does this make sense??? There were no lights on the dash to indicate anything abnormal and I checked all of the wheels and tires and nothing looks odd there either......
 

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Snow on the wheels.

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I live in Quebec where we have ~3 months of winter with snow. "car shaking" is something that we see every now and then. 99.99% of the time it's because poeple have snow packed on 1 or more wheels.

You dont need that much snow to make it shake. Think about it, when we balances wheels we put as little as 5g weight. I dont think you need that much snow to make a 100g or even 200g-300g "wheight spot" on a wheel causing massive shaking.

 

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Hi Boulard83....thanks for the response......There was no snow on the wheels.....they were completely clear and free of snow. The snow we had here was very light and fluffy....it did not get packed into the wheels like a heavy, slushy snow might do.
 

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I drove my AWD V6 Venza on as low as -25°c roads without any shaking other than snow packed on my wheels ( Mostly after is drift it alot, all wheels get packed when i do ).

This morning it was -18°c, all wheel clear since no snowfall for a few days, no shaking at all.

Here's my wheel setup for the winter. I can clearly see if there's snow on them.
http://imgur.com/CaZhW5J
 

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Nice wheels!! It is supposed to warm up here for the next few days, so if there is anything on my wheels causing the shaking it will surely melt away. I'll drive my Camry tomorrow and check back on my Venza on Wednesday to see of the problem persists.


thanks again
 
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