Steering Wheel Vibrates after being Stuck in Driveway


#1

I have a 99 Subaru Forester. Recently after getting 6+ inches of snow, I found myself attempting to enter my driveway, getting stuck temporarly. I got myself out but the next morning, my steering wheel was vibrating excessively. I checked to see if my tires were loose but didn’t feel like they were. Could it be snow and ice built up in the wheels and parts?


#2

Yes, very likely snow and ice are stuck to the inside of your wheel. If you have a car wash nearby with a high-pressure spray wand, that should be able to knock it out of there.


#3

Yes. It is quite common. If you have trim covers, take them off and check for snow/ice. Otherwise, it is likely packed in from the backside of the wheel. You’ll have to lay down and reach behind to sweep out the snow/ice or take them off. If you prefer not to remove them, you’ll have to rotate the wheels to access the entire inside circumference of the wheel.


#4

Basically wheels are out of balance due to ice/snow build up. It will likely melt off within the day and not much worry besides annoyance.