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Brand New RAV4 Hybrid 2021 pulling left


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I bought brand new Rav4 Hybrid on May2021. They Checked two times but problem not solved. 
I had another check on 9thMay21. If not solved I told dealer that I will return.

Anyone had any suggestions please share…

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Not had any issues with pulling on this car with the exception of when I had the lane centring  switched on.  Under these conditions the steering slowly oscillated but had a distinct tendency to pull to the left.  I now only the use the lane guidance on motorways.   Other than that I’ve found the car steering spot on.

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I tried with lane denting on but still it pulling left. They done the wheel alignment but problem still not solved. 

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Are you sure that the roads you are seeing the problem on do not have a a significant camber. To test the steering it’s important to try this in a flat road, large empty car park, long flat driveway.  If there is a camber there is always the possibility of the steering drifting.

I don’t want to be offensive but are you sure that you’ve not become super sensitive to the “problem” which may have now been sorted. There is always some movement in the steering and we correct for it without really thinking about what we are doing making slight corrections all the time.

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Take the dealer on a drive on the same section of road you experience the pulling, that way they will know whether it is solved or not. I had this on a new Renault a few years back, they insisted it was setup correctly as per spec, in the end though they brought a technician over from France who said that UK cars have a camber built in to the suspension because of our roads, a re-tweaked suspension afterwards cured the problem.

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There are a couple of things you could try:

- check tyre pressures are the same

- take the car to a straight(ish) A road and engage the Cruise Control with Steering Assist, you can then check that the system is able to 'steer' you correctly (gentle holding the steering wheel!!)

- try changing the left front and right front wheels over, this will rule out a tyre miss-balance  

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Thanks all of your advise and suggestions. I tried all of this from last two months. But still car pulling left. I tried in flat road / motorway and car park . This is my 5th car and I driving from last 18years but never faced this after done all checked even service centre done wheel alignment. 
Hope 2moro they can permanently solved this serious issue. 
 

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I thought of this thread while out in the car this afternoon. The car was pulling left. I thought that maybe I had a puncture but the TPMS light wasn't on. Then I realised that I had switched on Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) - the car was wanting me to be driving closer to the kerb / further from the centre line than I wanted to be driving. I switched LTA off and the problem went away instantly ...

I know that this has been suggested before and 'discounted' but have just now experienced an identical 'issue' I suspect that it is worthy of a second mention ...

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I’ve found it even more of an effect if the lane cantering is on it has a distinct bias towards the left.  When I first tried this on the motorway which had road works I found the experience scary to say the least.

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  • 2 weeks later...

I had this on my then new 2019 RAV 4. Tyre pressures were spot on. I do loads of motorway driving so on cruse control it is very noticeable. Garage of cause said they did not notice it. I was told to check wheel alignment is a massive operation for this car and even bigger and very expensive to correct. I believe many tyre centres cannot even do it without purchasing very expensive equipment.

2 years on I must say I rarely notice it now, but I drive many vehicles so I adapt myself.

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