Originally Posted by dbenney
the only problem i have is on roads with grooves in them that run perpendicular to the direction of travel. Sorry you guys are having these issues, my Focus is perfect, 0 issues.
as far as pull on hard braking or acceleration, that is normal on front wheel drives. My 2000 focus did it as did my 02 focus, 03 focus, 05 Malibu and my new 2012 SEL.
if pull on hard braking is excessive, there can be air in lines on one side, warped rotor, bad caliper... pretty much anything that would cause uneven pressure.
one more thing... how many miles do you guys have again? have you had yours struts inspected? if they have begun leaking and are not functioning properly they could cause some of this.
My car was received yesterday after 1 month in service. It was involved in a minor accident which caused struts, tire rods and steering gear to be replaced. Mine is a titanium hatch built this year in March, delivered early April...had no issues before the accident whatsoever and the steering was fine, no pulls, no drift, nothing...now with the repairs, the steering is not like when I bought it, it downright sux! I think it is not a repair issue, but this is how the new racks are ....If i cant get used to it, I may trade it in for something else. Im getting tired.
Just to show you, here is a pic of the damage caused by the accident...hard to believe this minor dent caused all these problems. Someguyfromny, knows what I am taking about.