No I never had that problem. The torque tube bearing kept failing. First at 6 months then 2 months later then a month later and then a week after the repair. I would hear it when coming to a stop and occasionally when on the freeway and letting off the go fast pedal. Never a shudder. They said the check the crankshaft for end play but they never said if they checked the transaxle which I felt was a more likely culprit.