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Old 12-02-2015, 03:46 PM
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Alignment & Steering wheel

The dealer said that my alignment is perfect but on a flat even road my GC veers to the left when I centered the steering wheel. So I have to drive with the steering wheel slightly turned in order to go straight on a flat even road. Anyone having this issue?


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Old 12-02-2015, 04:08 PM
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Re: Alignment & Steering wheel

yep many have had the cocked to the right steering wheel including me, they have been rolling off the assembly line for years like that. they need to adjust for that when aligning it. I had mine aligned 3 times before they got it right. there are other threads on here that go into this
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:15 PM
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Mine did not have that issue, but your dealership is absolutely wrong and the problem can be fixed with a simple alignment. Funny thing is it's apparently common on all new cars. My wife's new 2014 Toyota Highlander had to go back for a slightly off steering wheel (about the same as yours), and my dad recently bought a new Cadillac ATS. He let me drive it and sure as shit his wheel was a tad off center when driving straight lol.
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Re: Alignment & Steering wheel

That's a damn shame that they would try to pull a fast one on me like that.
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That's a damn shame that they would try to pull a fast one on me like that.
Here take this to them, they often need all the help they can get

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Re: Alignment & Steering wheel

Mine is the same way. But, every vehicle I have owned--1 Toyota, 4 Infinitis, 1 Nissan, 1 Jeep)--has had the wheel off-center to the right in order to drive straight. It isn't confined to just Jeep. In fact, it took the dealer replacing the steering rack on my Infiniti QX56 for them to realize it was off-center and adjust. Since it has occurred with every vehicle I have owned and driven, I have just accepted and never made an issue of it.

I have heard multiple theories as to why most cars seem to suffer from this. None make any sense other than lack of quality control at factories and dealers not giving a rats ass.
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:15 PM
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Re: Alignment & Steering wheel

I suspect it may have something to do with road camber. Different roads are built with different cambers to allow for water run-off. The cars may follow the camber so it depends which road you drive on. Any steering experts out there can add to this theory.
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I suspect it may have something to do with road camber. Different roads are built with different cambers to allow for water run-off. The cars may follow the camber so it depends which road you drive on. Any steering experts out there can add to this theory.
This is a common sense thing though, anyone driver would know that. However, the only time I can get my steering wheel to be centered is when I'm on the far right side of the road on a steep camber towards the curb .
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The issue going on with the GCs off center to the right steering wheels has nothing to do with road camber. The final dealer that corrected mine knew exactly what I was talking about he said he corrects them all the time. Just make sure the dealer acknowledges the wheel being off center that needs corrected and not that the car is not pulling in either direction. Mine was like yours slightly off, just a matter of the dealer taking time to understand the issue and knowing how to correct for it vs just doing a standard alignment and not listening to a word you say.
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Re: Alignment & Steering wheel

Wow, I'm surprised to see some of you guys trying to blame the road, and one guy even says he just accepts it. Guys, if the steering wheel is offcenter its offcenter and thats not correct. The OP should know if its the road or not and you can easily and quickly determine that just by driving on different roads. Even wind is a factor, and again thats easy to tell if its a contributing factor. Either way a proper alignment will fix the issue. On any car a slightly offcenter steering wheel is annoying, but a new one? thats gotta be fixed. We are turning it into a bigger deal than it is though, its a simple fix that any dealership can do. Apparently yours is lazy or incompetent...or probably both.
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Re: Alignment & Steering wheel

Mine also took three alignments for them to get it right. First it pulled hard right, then they adjusted and it was pulling hard left, then I took it and raised hell and the guy tried to say it was the road. I went on a test drive with him and showed him and they pulled it in and showed me that it was way off. They showed me the alignment and spent some time to fix it this time and got it right. I live in AZ, and due to monsoons and flash flooding during the monsoon season, they do have some roads pitched, but I can tell which roads are like that versus the normal roads.
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Re: Alignment & Steering wheel

i just got back from the dealership after spending 3 hours with them. didn't want to stay there the entire day. problem still not solved. frustrating.
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