Q: After four alignments, car still dangerously pulls to right

asked by on

Since I purchased my car from a previous owner, the steering wheel has been dangerously pulling to the right. It is to the extreme that I have to keep my hands on the steering wheel or the car doesn’t drive straight. If my hands come off the steering wheel for an instant, the car will immediately veer to the right into other lanes.Two dealerships (authorized dealers) have performed “four” alignments. None of them have helped the steering wheel problem and have actually resulted in a ‘worse’ condition of this problem. I found other cases on the internet like mine, however they were for different models than mine. In my research it does look like the manufacturer is aware of the problem and helping customers with repairs; however, when cars are returned after the supposed repairs (or claiming there aren’t any problems), reports from customers say nothing helped. This condition is “Dangerous” and could cause accidents! Have you had any experience with this problem and can you tell me how to get this permanently fixed?

Hello! I have not come across this issue specifically related to BMW’s. However, what jumped out at me was the fact that two BMW dealership service departments aligned your 740i, took your money, and sent you away with a very unsafe car. I would return to where the work was performed and tell them how unsatisfactory it is. While alignments can fix pulling issues, other components should be checked for, such as uneven tire pressure, faulty wheel bearings, or worn suspension components. If you would like an independent mechanic to take a look at the car, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to diagnose your vehicle’s pulling issue.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. After four alignments, car still dangerously pulls to right

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car independently accelerates - 2013 Porsche Panamera

Make sure to stay in touch with Porsche on this issue. It is possible the Idle Air Control valve, which "adjusts" engine idle speed, is faulty, or is receiving an incorrect signal to raise the engine RPM (say for air...

Q: Car overheating and not accelerating

As far as the thermostat causing the motor to sound muffled, I personally have never heard of such a thing. Your thermostat controls when the flow of coolant in your cooling system starts, allowing the coolant to flow and cycle...

Q: Knocking sound when turning. Possibly suspension.

It could be a tie rod end that is worn out. A technician could tell you exactly where the problem is coming from if you schedule an inspection of the clicking noise when you turn.

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...