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Hello all...
I have now owned my MO for 3 weeks.
I had it in for service last week, for a shake in the steering wheel at +55 MPH, Nissan balance the tires. The shaking is still slightly there, but now I have another concern...

The car drifts to the right when going on a straight & smooth road.... So, when I called the service manager, his comment was that was what Nissan wants... For the car to drift to the right, in case of the driver falls asleep, it goes toward the ditch.

Has anyone heard this before !?

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What a ridiculous excuse! Completely untrue.

What is true is that US roads are crowned and the caster of the vehicle is aligned so that the vehicle will go straight. If the vehicle is aligned perfect (i.e. to go straight on a perfect road), there will be a little drift based on how the road is angled (freeways tend to drain to the right side shoulder, I have found).

Sounds like you need a wheel alignment. Also check for the steering rack TSB. The dealer will do an alignment for free within the 1st year or 12,000 miles.
 

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How much duz it pull A little or make a rite turn. The crown of the road is there for water drainage. some roads have more than others.I am In my fifty's the deal your dealer said I have herd that before.You mite check an independent shop and see what thety say.

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Mine doesn't shake or pull either way, it's very nice, thank you..

Tell your dealer to fix it properly or you'll complain to Nissan and go find another dealer.

Actually you should complain to Nissan anyway. The more we complain, the more likely they'll do something about inept dealers. (I know, it'll take a lot...)
 

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Mine also drives straight down the road when I let go of the wheel. It's no fun to drive a vehicle that constantly wants to pull one way or the other. Make them fix it.
 

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all4me said:
I had it in for service last week, for a shake in the steering wheel at +55 MPH, Nissan balance the tires. The shaking is still slightly there..
I had this shake problem as well. My MO ended up going in three times for a total of 5 weeks. In the end the thing that fixed it was a radial load balance of the wheels. This is where they measure the radial force exhibited by the tire on the road contact surface. The variation occurs when the high spot of the tire is incorrectly aligned with the high spot of the rim (there are other reasons as well). Most wheel shops do not have the equipment to check this (as was the case with my dealer). They had to send it to a tire specialist in town.

During the troubleshooting of my vehicle they had balanced the wheels, balanced again, replaced the tires, alignment, tires again, complete set of wheels & tires, brought engineers in from tech center, finally radial load balance. They also found during the testing that half of the other new MO's in the lot had the same thing and others did not.

Good luck!
 
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