I recently had my car repaired after hitting a deer. When I got the car back from the shop there was a strange sound coming from the area of the left front tire. It sounded like something was rubbing slightly but the car was driving fine so I didn’t get it checked out. A few weeks later the car started to shake when I got above 30 mph and it was definitely coming from the area of the left front tire. At that point I figured it was time to get it checked out but the day before I planned to take it to the shop the left front wheel fell off while I was driving. I had actually just slowed down to make a turn so I wasn’t hurt.
Now, here comes the question. I had it taken back to the shop that originally repaired the animal collision damage. It seemed to me that the reason a car wheel falls off is because the lug nuts are loose, and the way the lug nuts get loose is because they haven’t been tightened properly to begin with. After they had had a chance to look at the car, though, the mechanic told me the reason the lug nuts loosened is because the break caliper was broken and the vibration from that caused the lug nuts to work themselves loose.
What I want to know is, is that possible?