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Old 12-22-2012, 10:57 PM   #231
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Originally Posted by Dysan911 View Post
Yep. Exact same issue here!.
Big update;


I took it to ANOTHER dealer, probably the one I should have gone to in the first place - the one where I purchased the car.

This will be the FOURTH alignment from 3 different dealers-a 4th dealer test drove it and said "everything was normal- and while it only has been a few days, I think my problem is finally FIXED. It IS THE ALIGNMENT. My toe was out of spec again but the BIG problem was the THRUST ANGLE. it was "way off" from what the tech told me. He said my car was basically driving sideways down the road, and when I hit any type of bump it would make my car go crazy steering wise. Now my steering is "heavy". It takes some effort to turn the wheel and minor bumps and cracks do not cause my car to need constant correction. It will keep going straight. While it is not 100% better, it still sometimes likes to move left or right, it is exponentially better. I can now drive it with 1 finger again if i wanted too. I can live with it now.

So if you are having the same problem, keep going in for alignments and mention for them to check the toe and more importantly the thrust angle.

Right now I am very pleased with possibly having my problem resolved. Like others said, keep going to different dealers and if you haven't already, escalate your problem with Cory, he will get you in touch with your local regional customer service rep who will talk to your dealer.
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