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I noticed for a few days a rattling noise when driving, and today it got much louder. On inspection, it seems the driver side front wheel was loose and I could loosen the lug nuts by hand with no resistance.


The last time I had my wheels changed was in March during the seasonal switch. Since then we have driven almost 2000km including a trip to Ottawa with no issues.


Can lugs spontaneously unloosen themselves, or was this an error due to improper torquing when the wheels were changed? I know we hit a big pothole last week.


I need to know if this is an accident or if I need to go give the dealer a good yelling.
 

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Well 4 of 5 lugs could be loosened by hand, and 5th one was on tight. The other 3 wheels had all the lugs torqued exactly to 100ft-lbs. My best guess is they forgot to tighten them on one wheel.

I'm going to pay the service advisor a visit this week and demand a refund of my last service visit.
 

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If they are alloy wheels it is always recommended to re torque them after 250-500 miles because it is known that they can loosen up immediately. I don't think that's what happened to you though.
 
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