Cadillac CTS V-Sport Discussion, Can't align new Vsport in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; Got my brand new 2014 Vsport on Friday and noticed it pulls to the right, changes lanes in 10 seconds ...
Got my brand new 2014 Vsport on Friday and noticed it pulls to the right, changes lanes in 10 seconds if I release steering wheel in straight freeway. Back to dealer on Saturday and they try to align, but tell me they don't have the new software.
No change. I tell service Msnager, and he says he will call me when the software is in. After three weeks I start calling dealer, Cadilac customer assistance and Complain in the Cadi survey. This HAS TO EAT TIRES, and Vsport wears P-Zeros.
Finally, the software is in, and they try again to align. I have a nice piece of paper showing perfect alignment specs.
No improvement. This car pulls to the right, and will change lanes in 10 seconds.
Dealer tells me they have no answer, and I'm not the only Vsport owner with this problem.
Anyone else have this, or an answer?
I thought my car was just slightly out of alignment and took it in. They said it checked out fine, and that this car is more sensitive to the crown of the road. I knew it was sensitive to the crown of the road, like most cars with wide tires, but the Vsport is more sensitive than the other performance sedans I have driven. I just think it doesn't track very well.
I will also say that I felt like the slight pull was lessened after the service visit. Maybe it was mental.
I drove on a nice flat road today and the car tracked well, but straight ahead doesn't seem to be "home" more than any other direction. I think this coupled with a majority of the roads around here being crowned is what I was experiencing.
My experience is on flat multi lane Houston freeways and I45 between Houston & Dallas.
Wife's Acura TL , my Toyota Tacoma and former FX 35 all drive straight. Vsport distinctly goes right everywhere, and changes lanes to the right in 8-10 seconds. My whole life with cars, that is out of alignment, especially noting the balanced tire pressure on the monitor. Otherwise, it is a super ride.
sounds like bad tires. Even though the tires might balance, ive seen balanced tires still cause a car to pull right or left. Im assuming vsport is staggered so you probably cant swap locations, but maybe see if the dealership will try a different set of wheels and tires and see what it does.
I had the same issue when i bought the car. It still pulls to the right around town, but as soon as I get on a nice flat highway it is spot on. I believe it is just sensitive to the crown of the road as well.
Its not an issue. I feel more in tune to the road with the type of response your speaking of from the Vsport. The steering on this car is designed to give you a more aggressive sport feel which why all the top reviews on the car bragg about how well responsive the vsport is. on top of that you got that fat pzero on the front. Get you a non vsport if you want that plush feel, otherwise grip that wheel and control the V![COLOR="Silver"]
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Re: Can't align new Vsport
I had this happen before, new tires and car pulled right. The wider the tire he harder to steer. Never thought it was tires so off for alignment but still pulled right. Back to dealer, they swapped tires front to rear, no more problem. This might be a inherent condition caused by the tires. If tires are Goodyear, good luck. I have had worst experience with GY tires. My Denali (LS2) came with them and they had to be replaced before 10,000 miles, could not be balanced to remove vibrations at 60mg. Dealer swapped to BS from another truck on lot and no more problems so they order m 4 new BS Duelers.
Just picked up my new V sport last Thursday and it does seem to have a slight pull to the right. Drove it about 110 miles today through the hills east of San Diego and it handled beautifully. Only problem is it's too quiet!
Mine started quiet and got progressively louder. It drove straight but the tire noise was getting worse. I read on here that others were having the same issue and their alignment was off. I took mine in last week and they said it was WAY out alignment. I'll still have tire noise because of the uneven wear of the tires but it's better already.
My VSport has 2600 miles on it now, when it was new I had no issues and then recently it pulled either way - I started looking at my air pressure and it was down 2-3 psi in all of the tires cold, once I brought it up to 32 psi for the fronts I had no issue - I am not suggestion that others have an air pressure issue, just that my car really acted strange when cold pressure was low.....
I was in denial at first thinking my car was pulling or following the crowns in the road until I noticed around 8000 miles my front tires was cuping on the outside "up down up down" Looked like a wave effect. I took it in and they said the alignment was off. It feels much better now.