Will my car have long term effects because of this?

Asked by Dec 08, 2013 at 11:45 PM about the 2007 Toyota Matrix XR

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Today I was driving and 4 out of the 5 lug nuts came out of my wheel. I continued to drive
home for roughly 1-2 miles and replaced them at home. The car was making a loud noise,
steering was shaking badly, and the car was going up and down rapidly.

3 Answers

100,495

The only things I can think of is: 1 check all of the wheel studs for damage, replace the ones that are damaged, 2 check the wheel for elongated lug nut holes, replace the rim if some are present, 3 check the brake rotor runout on that wheel it could have been damaged. Hope this helped.

220

I agree completely. Make sure the lug studs were not damaged or stripped. Next the wheel should be checked carefully for elongated holes so it tightens up correctly. If the brake is not making any noise you're probably ready to go.

1,475

I'm surprised you made it that far without wheel falling off. The car should have a jack in back of vehicle under the hatch floor. If that ever happens again don't drive car any further just pull over, jack it up, put lugs back on and tighten with the provided lug wrench and be on your way. If wheel falls off that will be quite an expenssive repair bill, especially if it goes under car or rips fender and wheel well liner off. Who had the wheels off last? If it was a repair shop that didn't torque them correctly you need to take it there and make them pay for inspection at a DIFFERENT shop to be sure you have an honest inspection done and won't have to worry about them hiding anything expenssive that may have bent. Wheel studs are like $2 each and very easy to replace so if you were the one to accidentally forget to tighten lugs down its ok, I would replace wheel studs regardless just to be safe or tires could wear uneven down the line and I personally HATE buying tires because they are astronomical in price.

Your Answer

Matrix

Looking for a Used Matrix in your area?

CarGurus has 1,277 nationwide Matrix listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Toyota Matrix Experts

  • #1
    tuff4x4
    Reputation
    150
  • #2
    Mike0404
    Reputation
    140
  • #3
    Paul Washburn
    Reputation
    110
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Corolla
898 Great Deals out of 57,656 listings starting at $1,488
Used Toyota RAV4
819 Great Deals out of 51,136 listings starting at $1,500
Used Pontiac Vibe
31 Great Deals out of 1,035 listings starting at $988
Used Toyota Camry
1,045 Great Deals out of 74,331 listings starting at $295
Used Honda Civic
796 Great Deals out of 73,925 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota Yaris
66 Great Deals out of 3,079 listings starting at $2,200
Used Honda CR-V
825 Great Deals out of 55,281 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Prius
342 Great Deals out of 17,194 listings starting at $1,634
Used Honda Fit
104 Great Deals out of 17,265 listings starting at $1,950
Used Honda Accord
1,116 Great Deals out of 62,340 listings starting at $1,199
Used Mazda MAZDA3
357 Great Deals out of 26,880 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota Tacoma
632 Great Deals out of 43,327 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Highlander
428 Great Deals out of 28,268 listings starting at $1,999
Used Subaru Impreza
186 Great Deals out of 19,832 listings starting at $2,200
Used Nissan Versa
271 Great Deals out of 21,104 listings starting at $2,200

Used Cars For Sale

2013 Toyota Matrix For Sale
22 listings starting at $7,795
2012 Toyota Matrix For Sale
27 listings starting at $4,999
2011 Toyota Matrix For Sale
36 listings starting at $4,999
2010 Toyota Matrix For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 142 listings starting at $5,351
2009 Toyota Matrix For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 350 listings starting at $3,499

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.