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    Default I need some opinions please!

    Ok, bit of back story...

    Got a main service done at dealers on Monday, they phoned back and said I needed to get brake pads done on all four corners and wheel alignment as well. I knew the alignment would prob need done as the steering wheel was always slighly out from dead straight and also there was some uneven wear on the front tyres.
    So anyway I said to go ahead just to get it all done and dusted.

    Collected the car and drove the short distance home through torrential rain so didn't get a great feel for anything.

    Been out driving properly four times today and it feels like the front wheels aren't connected to the steering wheel?! On uneven roads it feels like the power steering keeps intervening and trying to pull the wheel out of my hands. Also on the motorway at 70mph, the wheel had a very slight quiver when before it was rock solid at motorway speeds. It actually felt like I was driving on oil at one point which is very disconcerting at 70mph!

    And on top of that the suspension now feels even harder than it did before (SRi). Just to point out that up until this week the handling felt spot on and only the tyres really let it down.

    So I'm at a kind of loss because I'm not sure whether or not my car was actually driving properly before, but I just was used to it, or whether there is something else wrong with it now

    Can anyone shed an informed opinion for me please? I'm off for a few days so would love to get it all sorted with dealer before I have to go back to work!

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrAnderson View Post
    Ok, bit of back story...

    Got a main service done at dealers on Monday, they phoned back and said I needed to get brake pads done on all four corners and wheel alignment as well. I knew the alignment would prob need done as the steering wheel was always slighly out from dead straight and also there was some uneven wear on the front tyres.
    So anyway I said to go ahead just to get it all done and dusted.

    Collected the car and drove the short distance home through torrential rain so didn't get a great feel for anything.

    Been out driving properly four times today and it feels like the front wheels aren't connected to the steering wheel?! On uneven roads it feels like the power steering keeps intervening and trying to pull the wheel out of my hands. Also on the motorway at 70mph, the wheel had a very slight quiver when before it was rock solid at motorway speeds. It actually felt like I was driving on oil at one point which is very disconcerting at 70mph!

    And on top of that the suspension now feels even harder than it did before (SRi). Just to point out that up until this week the handling felt spot on and only the tyres really let it down.

    So I'm at a kind of loss because I'm not sure whether or not my car was actually driving properly before, but I just was used to it, or whether there is something else wrong with it now

    Can anyone shed an informed opinion for me please? I'm off for a few days so would love to get it all sorted with dealer before I have to go back to work!

    Thanks in advance.
    Personally,I'd phone them and explain your concerns and insist that they check it out.If they agree and it's still "performing",then I would get an independent opinion and if there IS something wrong,then fire it back at them and get them to put it right then insist on a refund of your out of pocket costs etc,etc.FELIXX.

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    Agree with felixx... sounds ruddy dangerous to me !
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    Sound advice above... I would tell them that you're not happy and that you're going to get the suspension independantly tested.

    The get it to a wheel alignment place (not a tracking place) that uses a Hunter DSP 600 4 wheel aligner and they will analyse your steering and wheel geometry and tell you if it's oput or not and give you a print-out which you can take back to vx. T

    This is the place I use and to say it transformed the car is an understatement:
    http://www.4wheelalignment.co.uk/

    hth

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