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> S80 Wheel Pulls To The Right
sneidei
post Apr 8 2009, 03:43 AM
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Hi,
I have had my S80 v8 for a two years, and have had several problems with the car, and one by one the dealership is sorting them out. But there is one thing that the dealership still cannot solve.

5 months ago I noticed that when accelerating the steering whell tends to turn right about 15degrees and consequently car is going off the road. After a coupel weeks this problem started to appear even when driving at normal highway speeds. So now for the last several months I have to hold the wheel tight and have to adjust the wheel to the left every time I push the accelerator a bit harder.

Three months ago the dealership replaced linkages on both sides. But the problem is still there. Morevoer, I can feel that some part in the steering system is seriously wearing out as lately I can feel noises and cracking sound and play on the steering wheel.

The annoying thing is that my warranty is now running out and they still cannot find the problem. They say still waiting recommendations from the Volvo factory as this problem is found in severla S80 2g models across all types of engines.

Does anyone find that sort of problem on their S80?


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john363
post Apr 27 2009, 09:05 AM
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Hi,

I believe your experience of the car going right is what is termed as "Torque steer"

Wikipedia explains it quite clearly on torque steer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torque_steering


It was also noted in one of the reviews about T6 having this "serious torque steer" problem.

http://www.edmunds.com/volvo/s80/review.html

Afraid it might be the characteristic of the car.

Hope the above helps even if it does not solve your problem.


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alexTH3man
post Apr 27 2009, 10:09 AM
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yeah, i've had one, and they pull like crazy. it is torque steer, and most volvos do it under hard accelerating... but it's all worth it for that power...

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post May 5 2009, 03:35 AM
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Thanks. It think this explains mmy cars problem.
I guess this is a design problem and it cant be be fixed really on my car. I'll pass it on to the dealership and I'l see what they say.
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