I have a 2009 EX-L V-6 sedan with just under 245k on it. I’ve had a chronic vibration problem for quite a while now and it’s really vexing. I’m coming up on 250,000 miles and would like to include a solution as part of the services around that milestone, but I don’t want to just start throwing parts at it willy-nilly. There are other upgrades and a limited budget, so I’d like to approach this with some guidance if possible.
I’ve taken it to the local dealership (Classic Honda, Denison, TX) and had the mechanics there drive it and they reported no problem, so that’s not an ideal solution.
The vibration is pronounced enough to jiggle the steering wheel in my hands, but it’s not consistent. I’ve noticed that it varies according to the road surface and can be exacerbated during breaking.
Over the past year I have…
Had the front rotors replaced.
Bought new rear tires.
Had tires rotated and balanced
all of these changes make an immediate improvement, but not a complete fix. And after a day or so, the problem returns.
The rear shocks are OEM and the front struts were replaced a couple of years ago. They didn’t clear it up either, and they slightly degraded the handling.
I checked the rear tires yesterday (a few weeks after rotation) and noticed that the inner tread is more worn than the outer. Does this indicate that the front struts are worn?