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05 Passat 1.8 Turbo w/ auto trans. Tires have less than 4K miles. Lately at highway speeds I will get a shuddering in the front end that feels like a really low tire, or a tire that has a slipped steel belt. Vibration worse when I let my foot off the throttle. Improves some with acceleration. Shifting to neutral has no effect. Sounds strange but to cure it, I can rapidly move the steering wheel from side to side and vibration goes away. No excessive noise from the vibration and does not happen constantly. I've had CV joints fail in Jettas and Rabbits and the old Rabbit pickup but they never quite felt like this.
 

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Check all the ball joints for any damage or play. They are the tie rod ends and upper and lower control arms.
 
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