Climbs a right quite nicely, thank youblak-hak said:There is currently no fix for left pulling vehicles. BMW have previously used replacement front struts / springs to solve the problem, and replacement rear subframes. However, they have either failed to fix the issue, or only had minimal impact.
I believe that the current view from BMW is that both these solutions are now withdrawn, and there are reports of a fix being available in March.
However, BMW are still publicly describing the problem as camber drift. But no one (that I've seen) has had any response to the question as to why some MINIs are capable of climbing a right hand camber - you might like to establish whether your MINI does this, or will quite happily go just as violently to the right...
In the meantime register your complaint with the dealer in writing. Ask to see the service manager, and have them test drive the car. This, along with eleven other complaints resulted in me being offered a replacement MINI - and I'm not the only one.
Try doing a search on the words "left", "blak-hak", "Apial"... Not necessarily all at once though!
Here is one of the threads you might be searching for:skip said:all,
Can someone attibute the thread detailing the fix for
this problem ? Yes, my new MINI is pulling to the left
quite badly and I'll like to send the fix details
to my dealer.
Thanks in advance,
KDS now scheduled for week 1 feb. The mail I got from my dealer:Apial said:The new bottom spring pads were supposed to stop the spring rotation. Well if they did then its had no effect on the left pull/drift problem. Anyway this fix has been abandoned only last week.
My MINI is getting worse. KDS helped, but not the suspension struts replacement. This has only led to even more trouble.
I am due for a new set of top strut mounts. This is due to banging whilst going over indentations and squeaking when turning right. Dealer thinks that they may also improve the steering when changed as they are part of the self-centering mechanism. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Anyone else had the top mounts changed?
Sometimes I forget I'm supposed to be the owner of a new car. Am I dreaming or what??
As I understand it, most (if not all) BMW dealers have the KDS alignment kit on site. They should be able to do the checks and make adjustments - assuming there is some relevant adjustment available.Silver and Black said:Skip,
where does your car have to go for the tests?
Surely not back to the oxford plant?