As I drove home from work today my car began to vibrate and shake violently after a short time I realized this problem wasn't getting better, only worse. I pulled over.
Come to find out that two adjacent (out of the four) lug nut bolts on my front passenger tire were completely GONE! Broken off. After examining further one of the remaining two lug nuts came off with only a few turns by hand.
DejaVu! This actually happened to me about a year ago in the same situation, after just getting new tires put on my car. The lug nuts broke off almost causing the tire to fall of. I ended up getting the tires for free and all my expenses paid for.
Today's incident happened to the tire which had been put on brand new only 2 months ago by the same place the first issue was caused by. The first time this happened the place we had it repair attributed the incident to over torked lug nuts and told us the place we had the tires put on had caused the problem.
However the first time this occured it only took about 100 miles for the tire to nearly fall off. This time, it took nearly two months and probably close to 25,000 miles.
What could have caused this problem? Is it once again a bad torque job and can it be attributed to the place that put on the tire? If not what is the cause of this issue?