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Old 18-11-2014   #1
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Wintertyres

There's something that annoys me a lot about the fiat.

If I let go of the steering wheel or look at the navigation for 1 sek, the car will drift off to left or right. There's really no feedback from the car.
Every other car I have driven goes straight.
The problem is even worse on wintertyres. (16")

Anoby else having issues with this?
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Re: Wintertyres

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There's something that annoys me a lot about the fiat.

If I let go of the steering wheel or look at the navigation for 1 sek, the car will drift off to left or right. There's really no feedback from the car.
Every other car I have driven goes straight.
The problem is even worse on wintertyres. (16")

Anoby else having issues with this?

have you checked the tyre pressures?
No play in the steering system at all?

in the UK our cars tend to pull to the left, as the road slightly cambers for water running
But since its left and right - i'd be inclined to have the tracking checked

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Re: Wintertyres

There's nothing wrong with the tyre pressure.
The tyres are high quality. I have googled too see if owners of nokian hakkapellita are complaing about tramlining. But no. It is the car.

Somehow it's not that bad on the summer tyres. 17" 225R Pirelli. But it's not good. There's little feedback from the road to the steering wheel.
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Re: Wintertyres

Sounds like you need to get the Castor checked. Wouldn't show up in simple tracking, but a good 3D 4-wheel alignment could check it in minutes. Don't bother with Laser alignment either, very few garages actually know how to do it properly.
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Re: Wintertyres

My thoughts exactly.
Anybody else having castor issues?
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Re: Wintertyres

A fellow coleague on serbian Fiat forum had a same issue with his Fiat 500l-couldn't keep staright for even 30m,he constantly needed to adjust the steering wheel.Nothing showed on diagnostics,tried realligning the wheels,dealer tried to recalibrate sensor for stearing wheel position but nothing helped.The dealer sent a request to the Fiat for complete steering system replacement.He is still waiting for an answer.
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Re: Wintertyres

Update-they changed both front shock absorbers and the car is behaving much better.
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