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I'm noticing a slight pull to the right, in fact I formerly thought it was due to the crest of the road, but it seems constant on all roads, anyone else?

For those of you who claim to notice NO problems with your alignment, when you take you hand of the wheel do you literally notice NO pull whatsoever? Just trying to make sure that there really IS such a thing as near perfect alignment on this car! :)

Doesn't Lexus offer free alignment checks on new cars, up to a certain mileage?

Updated TSIBS relating to this:

http://www.lexustsb.com/getattachment.php?data=MjExfFNVMDAxLTA4LnBkZg==

http://www.lambros.net/LexusTechInfo/2007LS/L-SB-0174-08.pdf
 

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Yeah I felt a pull to the right untill I put my rims on, I think it maybe the skinny tires falling into the grooves to the right, most streets are angled a little right for drainage etc.
 

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so far there's not been a problem on mine. my local dealer will do allignment checks/tuning for me for free b4 the first 5k. contact your local dealer and mention this as an issue. lexus's customer service is incomparable (well, maybe my local one just kicks @$$).
 

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Yeah I felt a pull to the right untill I put my rims on, I think it maybe the skinny tires falling into the grooves to the right, most streets are angled a little right for drainage etc.
How strong was the pull, did you notice it on all roads? Hwy and rural?

BTW, Thx Hogchow, I'll check with the dealer.
 

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My IS250 actually pulls a little to the right. I went in and had it fixed the same week I picked up my car. When I picked it up, same problem. I've just tried to forget about it for now and it doesn't bug me as much. But maybe down the line I'll have them "fix" it again while it's still free.
 

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My IS250 actually pulls a little to the right. I went in and had it fixed the same week I picked up my car. When I picked it up, same problem. I've just tried to forget about it for now and it doesn't bug me as much. But maybe down the line I'll have them "fix" it again while it's still free.
What exactly did they do to attempt to fix it the first time around?
 

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Michael said:
What exactly did they do to attempt to fix it the first time around?
According to the invoice:

Cause: Caster Out Of Specs
Correction: Repl Caster Brackets & Alignment

Price for parts came out to $45.70 and the price for labor came out to a whopping $420. Total = $465.70 which came out to be free since it's under warranty.
 

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supurduperman said:
According to the invoice:

Cause: Caster Out Of Specs
Correction: Repl Caster Brackets & Alignment

Price for parts came out to $45.70 and the price for labor came out to a whopping $420. Total = $465.70 which came out to be free since it's under warranty.
Geesh... all that and no improvement?
 

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Mine also pulled to the right...took it back and they realigned the front, and now she drives straight...of coures they tried giving me some crap about did you hit anything...then I gave it back by saying that the QC individual must have been off that day, or it wouldn't have been like this...then they ask what day would be good for me to bring it in to fix.

End of story.
 

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SKORPiO said:
I have an issue where my IS kinda wanders left-right. I wish I could drive someone elses 350 to compare.

regards, Bart
Yeah, me too. Seems like highway driving requires too much work to keep it straight. WTF + wind noise on driver's side.
Getting a bit upset.
 

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Mine had a pull, but I fixed it just by correcting my tire pressures. The tire pressures varried front / back, left / right by +/- 1 PSI. Getting them exactly perfect fixed the problem. Of course, to do that, you should overfill them a little bit, let it sit in the garage over night (to let them all reach the same temp), then bleed them in very small increments until the fronts are 35 PSI and the rears are 37 PSI (per the manual).
 

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Update

So get this, I dropped the car off at the dealership yesterday, today they tell me they don't have the alignment codes yet... guess I'm stuck in the loaner for a few days... oh well, THEIR gas and mileage! :)

BTW, anyone have a seatbelt recall?? They told me mine fits the bill!? I'm gonna post a seperate topic.. please look for it.
 

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noticed something funny today about my car. even though my car loves to fade right on most streets on the freeway when im going over a hundred the car is straight as an arrow. i mean i could take my hands of the wheel(and i did) and the car stayed in the same lane. when i let off the throttle as soon as the car went under a hundred it started fading right again. funny stuff. better stay above a hundred.
 

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shroominguy said:
noticed something funny today about my car. even though my car loves to fade right on most streets on the freeway when im going over a hundred the car is straight as an arrow. i mean i could take my hands of the wheel(and i did) and the car stayed in the same lane. when i let off the throttle as soon as the car went under a hundred it started fading right again. funny stuff. better stay above a hundred.
Same here.... when I drive fas it is rock solid... but slow down and it starts to wander left and right... weird..
 

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Michael said:
I'm noticing a slight pull to the right, in fact I formerly thought it was due to the crest of the road, but it seems constant on all roads, anyone else?

Doesn't Lexus offer free alignment checks on new cars, up to a certain mileage?
There is a TSB on this. You should check with your dealer. I think the # is ST004-01 REPAIR MANUAL SUPPLEMENT: VEHICLE PULLING TO ONE SIDE
 

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dkaplan435 said:
There is a TSB on this. You should check with your dealer. I think the # is ST004-01 REPAIR MANUAL SUPPLEMENT: VEHICLE PULLING TO ONE SIDE
Thanks, where did you get this info?


SKORPiO said:
Same here.... when I drive fas it is rock solid... but slow down and it starts to wander left and right... weird..
Also, just to clarify, your car pulls left and NOT right?
 
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