When I apply the brakes at around 30-40 mph there is a "shudder" through
the steering wheel. You don't really feel it through the seats, mainly
just through the steering wheel.
By shudder I mean that the steering wheel vibrates and wiggles back and
forth quite a bit, once I slow to below 30 mph it stops and the car
slows and stops smoothly.
The local volvo mechanic said that this indicated a problem with the
brakes. He said to either live with it, or replace the front pads and
rotor for about $300.
Any opinions? Does this sound correct?
Could it be something else, like the suspension? I wouldn't want to
replace brake parts if they are fine and would be unhappy if I spent the
money and that didn't fix the problem.
Thanks in advance for any advice/thoughts/etc...