Last post on May 14, 2012 at 12:19 PM
You are in the Kia Sorento
What is this discussion about?
Kia Sorento, Steering, SUV
#6 of 10 Re: steering [jschmehl]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 15, 2012 (7:52 am)
Cars do tend drift slightly to the right, but it depends on the road. Most roads are crowned so that water will run off to the shoulders. I don't think "safety" has anything to do with it.
Your SUV shouldn't pull or require constant pressure to keep it going straight and the effect should be less noticeable on freeways. In fact, it should tend to drift to the left in the left lane of an Interstate. And it shouldn't drift in a flat parking lot.
You could try another Sorento and see if it has a similar drift.
Besides the alignment, other things to check would be the tire pressure or a dragging brake.
Different rig but this link covers the same ground.
#7 of 10 Re: steering [steve_]
May 01, 2012 (6:38 am)
swap the two front tires. My 2003 murano had a strong pull to one side, and after two alignments, I insisted that the dealer flip the two front tires. what do you know, it now pulled to the other side. Goodyear replaced the tire and I never had another problem for 110,000 miles and sold the car. RR70
#8 of 10 Re: steering [roadrunner70]
by steve_ HOST
May 01, 2012 (7:18 am)
Do you mean you had them just rotate the tires from one side to the other? Or they remounted them?
I never X rotate my tires since I don't have enough jacks and stands, but maybe I should start. Well, my Nokians on the wagon are directional tires and they shouldn't be rotated in an X anyway.
#9 of 10 Re: steering [steve_]
by kyfdx HOST
May 01, 2012 (7:22 am)
I never cross-rotate (even when possible, which it usually isn't).. I've had very little issues with alignment over the years..
#10 of 10 Re: steering [steve_]
May 14, 2012 (12:19 pm)
just flipped from one side to the other. that simple to identify a tire issue. too many folks are looking for complicated solutions when an easy one will do.