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    Default Steering problem

    I have a facelift Signum 1.9 CDTi [120] Design

    I have noticed that the steering tends to pull to the side under low revs, or when I go over the 'crest' of the white lines. It feels a little bit like torque steer but it obviously isnt as it occurs at every stage of the rev range. I find that I'm having a little wrestle with the wheel as im driving a long.

    I've only had it 4 days and bought it from a Vauxhall main dealer - should I get it checked out or is this normal on the hydroelectric power steering?

    Thanks for any input

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    I had the same problem, and like you I toyed with the idea of taking it back to the dealer. I noticed it more when going quite slow, or if the road had been repaired, it seemed to 'tramline'.

    I was going to change the wheels for some alloys anyway, so I chose my tyres carefully to lessen the steering drift. The result was amazing, I hardly notice it at all thesedays - or have gotten use to it!

    I think this is a characteristic of the Vectra C, and if you're new to the mark it is immediately unerving. Thanfully the car has many other good points to offet this defect.

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    Thats it exactly - its tramlning not torque steer! I knew I'd felt the sensation before but couldnt put my finger on it.

    Thanks for the advice - anyone else care to chip in?

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    its more of a characterisitic of larger alloys - when ive had 18's and 19's its been and issue - currently running standard 17's and no issues at all

    so what size wheels and what make of rubber is fitted

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    wheels are the standard ones that came with it - I think they're 17s. As for the rubber, I think they're Pirellis all round. I would go and have a look but its currently p*****g it down

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    HI DM
    BaCK TO THE DEALER AND GET IT REPORTED THERE COULD BE A PROBLEM THE SOONER YOU REPORT IT THE MORE PULL YOU WILL HAVE IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE.
    I have had my Signum over 2 years and never had a steering moment,I use 17"

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    Took it back to the dealer this arvo and the technician took it out and said the car was just reacting to the camber of the road...but I'v enever felt a car tramline like this before...though the most modern car I've ever has was a V reg vectra, so I can't say Im that use to hydroelectric power sterring.

    Should I stop being paranoid?

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    No Bud you can't be too carefull with steering and brakes,it pays to be aware

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