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casey24
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« on: March 02, 2004, 08:54:04 PM »

I bought my 2004 Aztek in October, so I haven't really been able to enjoy it at all with the windows rolled down.   :rolleyes: But it seems to me, that since the day that I bought it, it pulls to the right an awful lot.  I know that it's been windy, and with the crappy winter weather we've had since I've owned it, I have no basis of comparison.  I'm just wondering if it's normal, or if I should have taken it in right when I got it? I seriously noticed it on the 2nd or 3rd day of owning it.  But, since it's been so windy here, I just don't know.  It definitely drives like it needs an alignment.  Oh, by the way, if it matters, I have the 17' wheels, I didn't see my vehicle until I picked it up(they had to bring it in from another local lot) so I have no idea if they switched tires, or if it was factory?  (I'm not even sure if thats legal-I have no idea)  Sorry for the novel, I'm just wondering if anyone else experiences this, or if I need to take my butt back to the dealer??  :unsure:


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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2004, 10:41:56 PM »

I think 17" tires are common on the new Teks.
As for the pulling, I'm no expert, but that doesn't sound right.
Definintely take it in to the dealer.
(If it was due to wind, you would feel some shifting I would think, but not just to one side.)
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2004, 10:51:19 PM »

i'm starting to notice the same thing on my 03 its not a heavy pull but something is wrong, i just noticed it starting this past week.  we both need a nice trip to the dealer

on 03 and 04 tek 1SC package 17" rims are standard and are optional on the 1SB package,  17" crome rims come with the RS package
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2004, 11:11:12 PM »

I would say it needs an alignment.  Because if it was wind, then it would not always be to the right.  Unless you happen to always drive in a direction that wind goes from left to right and never the other way.  And since it's so late after you got it, I think you will have to pay for it out of your own expense.
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2004, 04:27:39 AM »

I got that too.  Talked to my dealer right away and said they will do an alignment under warranty.  I am wondering if the factory has a problem and is aligning them wrong from the start. :blink:  
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2004, 10:50:51 AM »

I definitely would take it back to the dealer. They should cover it under warranty since it is a bumper to bumper warranty to 36K.

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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2004, 11:11:44 AM »

Alignments are NOT covered under warranty though.  The problem is, persuading the dealer to believe you that it was like it when you bought it.  And since you bought it 6 months ago and are just now reporting it, good luck.  That's all I can say, my dad had the problem once and the dealer did fix it, but only because my dad has bought about 10 cars from him, so he did it for free, but said normally anything not normally covered after the first month won't be covered.
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2004, 11:18:04 AM »

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Alignments are NOT covered under warranty though.
My understanding is that there is a milage cutoff early in the life of the warranty.  They will pay for it if you complain early enough.  Sorry I don't remember what the milage cutoff is exactly.
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2004, 04:10:35 PM »

its probly 12k miles like the brakes
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2004, 09:14:43 PM »

Thats what I was afraid of.  I knew I should have reported it in the beginning.  It's my first brand new car, I thought it was strange that it was pulling, but I chalked it up to the weather.  I guess it's my fault, and I'll have to pay for it.  That sucks! :cry:  
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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2004, 07:10:33 AM »

I would go into the dealer as if they're going to pay for the fix. If one of the suspension parts was bad they would replace it until 36,000. My dealer chased down a brake problem on my Tek LOOOOOOONNGGGGGGG after 12,000 miles!!!!

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