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Old 05-28-2014, 12:18 PM   #1
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Drifting to the left..Why?

Hello

Just purchased a 2014 Tacoma Texas Edition and I find that when I let go of the steering wheel it seems to drift to the left.

Seems like I have to fight the steering wheel most of the time on a flat roadway....Why?

Anyone experience this type of issue?

Got almost 1,000 miles on it and it's been like that from the get go!

Should I wait till first service which may be September or call service dept immediately?

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Old 05-28-2014, 12:22 PM   #2
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You have an alignment issue.
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So should I give service dept a call and get it in to them?

I don't drive it much usually one a week!
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It's either the alignment or tire pressure. If the pressure in the passenger side front tire is higher you'll get a pull to the left.

Take it to your local tire/alignment shop and get it aligned, but check your tire pressure first.
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Yes, let them know so they can adjust it sooner than later. It might cause uneven tire wear if not corrected.
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It's either the alignment or tire pressure. If the pressure in the passenger side front tire is higher you'll get a pull to the left.

Take it to your local tire/alignment shop and get it aligned, but check your tire pressure first.
True, it could be tire pressure also.
It is 2014 model so still under warranty. Dealer should take care of it.
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how much do you weigh?
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brand new under warranty, no modifications - let the dealer handle it.

Probably rotate the tires; possibly need alignment.
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how much do you weigh?
69 pounds:}

I have an appointment at 7am in the morning to have the dealer look at it.

Got to stop and get breakfast first in an attempt to get pass 69 everyday:}

Thanks for the jocularity and advice, I like dat me!
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Update

That tire pressure thang got me thinking thanks.

I went and checked air pressure on all four tires and guess what?

Passenger front tire has 35lbs all three others have 28 lbs:}

Now my question is do I reduce the pressure to 28 lbs in the three or the one front passenger tire to 28 lob?

Thanks in advance for your reccomendations
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That tire pressure thang got me thinking thanks.

I went and checked air pressure on all four tires and guess what?

Passenger front tire has 35lbs all three others have 28 lbs:}

Now my question is do I reduce the pressure to 28 lbs in the three or the one front passenger tire to 28 lob?

Thanks in advance for your reccomendations
All tires to 35. Check tire wear from there
28 is to low anyway and we see a lot of outside edge wear due to tire roll for people that do a lot of intown driving with the pressures low.
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All tires to 35. Check tire wear from there
28 is to low anyway and we see a lot of outside edge wear due to tire roll for people that do a lot of intown driving with the pressures low.
Hummm Ok Placard on door jam suggest 29/29 for these BF Goodrich Rugged Terrain T/A P265 65 R17 tires

Thanks for the info Mike
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Hummm Ok Placard on door jam suggest 29/29 for these BF Goodrich Rugged Terrain T/A P265 65 R17 tires

Thanks for the info Mike
I know the placards say the lower pressures.
But we have found the higher pressures work better.
You can adjust when cold if you like but work your way down instead of up.
Every person drives different and with their road conditions we play with pressures for them. 95% of the time we are at least 3 pounds higher.
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I know the placards say the lower pressures.
But we have found the higher pressures work better.
You can adjust when cold if you like but work your way down instead of up.
Every person drives different and with their road conditions we play with pressures for them. 95% of the time we are at least 3 pounds higher.
10-foe up they go to 35

I'm hoping that will take care of the drifting to the left issue I have:}

Sounds great!

Again thanks for your input:}

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10-foe up they go to 35

I'm hoping that will take care of the drifting to the left issue I have:}

Sounds great!

Again thanks for your input:}

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If you feel there is still an issue don't hesitate to bring it to them. That's what the warr. is for. If it's ok then just keep an eye on your tires.
I think someone forgot to adjust a tire during the PDI.
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If you feel there is still an issue don't hesitate to bring it to them. That's what the warr. is for. If it's ok then just keep an eye on your tires.
I think someone forgot to adjust a tire during the PDI.
You may have something there Mike

The three tires with 28 psi the valve stem caps were ridiculously tight the one with 35 psi just hand tight.....

I'll air the three up and drive it and as I told the service adviser I'll reschedule for Friday morning is still an issue.

My dealership has been great so far:} Went to the new owners orientation a couple of weeks ago and they seemed genuinely concerned

Have had a couple of folks call and check on me and set a tentative rotation/oil change for Sept. since I don't drive it more then maybe 60 miles a week so far:]
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Take it back to the dealer since its still under warranty.
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You may have something there Mike

The three tires with 28 psi the valve stem caps were ridiculously tight the one with 35 psi just hand tight.....

I'll air the three up and drive it and as I told the service adviser I'll reschedule for Friday morning is still an issue.

My dealership has been great so far:} Went to the new owners orientation a couple of weeks ago and they seemed genuinely concerned

Have had a couple of folks call and check on me and set a tentative rotation/oil change for Sept. since I don't drive it more then maybe 60 miles a week so far:]
Good. orientation is a good thing to go to. Gives you a little insight on how they do things and puts some info out for you. They all do it a little different but you can pick up a few things.

They are trying to preschedule your first app. I don't like it because its in the computer for that day and 70% don't show up because its so far ahead and people have lives. Does a number on the appointment sheet.
Just remember every 6 months or 5000 miles. Call a week ahead. You'll be fine.
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