What might a very shaky at higher speeds steering wheel indicate?

Why does the front end of my car shake when I go over 55 mph?
The steering wheel actually shakes and vibrates so badly that it is difficult to hold on to it to drive.

Often when a vehicle develops a shake / vibration that gets worse as the speed increases, it indicates:
—  A wheel or wheels is out of balance;
—  A ball joint, tie rod, or control arm has excessive play.
Check all front end parts for excessive play. Check the wheels for lost weights and a resulting out-of-balance condition.
Although the vibration is usually from front wheel imbalance, check the rear wheels also.
Since this sort of vibration is unusual in a car this new, it may have hit a pot hole which caused one or more wheel weights to fall off leaving the wheel out of balance.

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