Feels like am driving over a bumpy road all the time ( less than 40mph)

Tiny
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  • 2013 TOYOTA RAV4
  • 8,000 MILES
Vehicle was damaged while parked. Front driver's side bumper including rim. Everything were replaced. Rim, tires balanced & alignment was done. No shaking but it doesn't feels right when driving. It seems like theres bumps on the road all the time. It's a new vehicle it supposed to ride smoothly.
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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 AT 9:09 AM

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Tiny
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Was it repaired at a dealership? Did they replace the tire too?
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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 AT 5:47 PM
Tiny
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It was repaired at the collision shop since my insurance recommended them. No. Tire wasn't replaced. I took it to the dealer after picking it up from repair shop to check the shaking on steering wheel. That's how I found out the rim need it to be replaced but @ the dealer technician never recommended tire replacement but rim.
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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 AT 3:50 AM
Tiny
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Hi!

When vehicle was repaired at the collision shop the owner charged for a new rim but apparently never installed ( why the steering wheel was shaking) I found out at the dealer that rim was slightly bent in the outside. So I went back to the shop to confront the owner about the rim. I was given a temporarily rim which was working perfectly until mines were sent to get repaired. When it was reinstalled ( the original rim) it started to give issues ( like the one I have already explained) I went back to the repair shop. That's when we took it for rebalance & alignment. However there's no signs this time of any bending in the rim but still it feels not right ( the vehicle) when am driving.
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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 AT 7:55 AM
Tiny
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Has the tire been checked for a shifted belt? (Was the tire replaced)
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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 AT 5:43 PM
Tiny
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No. Tire wasn't replaced. No. Check on shifted belt but I will comment that to the tech @ dealer.
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Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 AT 4:41 AM
Tiny
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You know, if the rim was bent, there is a good chance the tire was damaged too. Check that and let me know what you find.
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Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 AT 4:43 PM

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