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does your VW Polo car pull to the left?

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Found 22nd Feb 2010
Hi

I was wondering is there anybody on this forum that has a vw polo, a year old that pulls to the left, when driving?

I just purchased a polo few days ago from the dealers and noticed that my car pulls to the left. I took it back to the dealers to see if they could sort it out for me. They've done the tracking/alignment and put a new beam (am totally crap with car terms, I think thats what the dealer said) and it still pulls to the left.

The dealers are now saying that all cars slightly pull to the left, due to the camber of the road, and there is nothing else they can do, as they have sorted everything that they possibly could do.

I just dont understand, as I have been driving a polo for the past 10 years, and I've never had this problem before. I've driven my new polo on all types of roads and it still pulls quite bit to the left. I've tested another polo a year old and it had the same slight problem. Does anybody else have the same problem or could it be the manufacture's fault.

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Does it just pull when you brake? Or all the time...

Maybe it just wants a breather :thumbsup:

get the tracking looked at, £20 in most places, maybe you have bumped a curb or something...

DudeyGeeza;7919303

get the tracking looked at, £20 in most places, maybe you have bumped a … get the tracking looked at, £20 in most places, maybe you have bumped a curb or something...



It says in the OP , its been done by the dealer :thumbsup:

have you checked the tyre pressures, try searching google for the problem i found someone with the same problem ]http//ww…tml, but you dont say what model etc. as thier's is a Volkswagen Polo 1.4TDI.

Original Poster

it pulls all the time.

They've done the tracking to it, the dealers said they have done everything to it they could possibly do.

could be bush on lower suspension arm

Original Poster

richp;7919340

have you checked the tyre pressures, try searching google for the problem … have you checked the tyre pressures, try searching google for the problem i found someone with the same problem ]http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews87690.html, but you dont say what model etc. as thier's is a Volkswagen Polo 1.4TDI.




thanks Im serching on google at the same time, but cant seem to really find anything. The tyre pressure are fine as well.

take it back and ask for money back and they can keep the car as it not fit for purpose

The camber on a road can cause the car to drift to the left - try it on a very level area of road with little or no camber and see if it still pulls.

It's all relative - it would depend on just how much it pulls as to whether there's a problem with the vehicle.

whatsThePoint;7919511

No car that pulls to the left is going to be released for sell by any … No car that pulls to the left is going to be released for sell by any manufacture



The car is a year old, read the OP.

Banned

try swapping your wheels over first to narrow it down

Edit: this will involve ensuring the tyres are the correct way around also

probs a cut and shut

Maybe the last owner kept falling asleep at the wheel so he had it programmed to pull over to the kerb if he accidentally dropped off!

It's not your left hand indicator stuck on is it???

Every car Ive had, pulls to the left. I find, if I hold the steering wheel with at least one hand, it stops!? Try that, or try driving on the wrong side, if it pulls to the right your cars fine :thumbsup:

casparwhite;7920439

try swapping your wheels over first to narrow it downEdit: this will … try swapping your wheels over first to narrow it downEdit: this will involve ensuring the tyres are the correct way around also



:lol:

Banned

moob;7920884

:lol:



:whistling:

Banned

then it sounds like a more serious issue, four wheel alignment, this costs a fair bit more money to deal with though.

Original Poster

wickedteen;7919397

take it back and ask for money back and they can keep the car as it not … take it back and ask for money back and they can keep the car as it not fit for purpose




Would I be able to get a refund, as I have had it for a few days and I thought VW dealers dont have refund policy on used cars. PLus they are saying its fit for purpose, and I dont think it is

Sloth/Mod

whatsThePoint;7919511

No car that pulls to the left is going to be released for sell by any … No car that pulls to the left is going to be released for sell by any manufacture



Nor any car with faulty brakes and sticking accellerators..................oh wait

diane39;7924426

Would I be able to get a refund, as I have had it for a few days and I … Would I be able to get a refund, as I have had it for a few days and I thought VW dealers dont have refund policy on used cars. PLus they are saying its fit for purpose, and I dont think it is



Hi Diane,

of course difficult to diagnose from a distance, but have the car inspected independently for accident damage. If your Polo was involved in a hefty accident in its past and the frame was damaged, this can lead to a car pulling to one side which is not always correctable by the ways your dealer tried. Just one idea but certainly don't accept that this is just the way it is. No car should be pulling to one side without reason.

Good luck!

Hello

I too have a problem with my new Polo pulling to the left. The car has been tracked on two seperate ocassions and no fault has been detected. I have also been out on a 'test drive' with VW's Master Technichian who agrees that the car pulls to the left.

I have contacted VW Customer Services who, so far, have been a waste of time.

I am currently in negotiations with the dealership where I purchashed the car. I will keep you updated with any progression.

Hey my Polo is just a month old and I figured this problem within 3days of purchase and the dealers have just changed all the tyres for me. Going to check it for a couple of days. Did you get the same resolved with your car.....If the problem still persists I am dragging them to the Consumer court to get my money back...

Hi, I too have a problem with my new Polo 1.2. Tsi Oct 2010. The car has been tracked on two separate occasions at the VW service and on both occasions the tracking was wrong but after adjustment the car still pulls to the left. Did you get the same resolve with your car....

This post should probably be in a VW forum, not hot uk deals...

i had the same problem its your wishbone and the bar that holds it, the garage man was trying to put in my new wishbone and it cudnt fit because the fame was damaged this is caused by hiting the curb hard and it bends the bar and bends the wishbone which causes your tyres to damage its cost me 230 to fix it, let me know if its a different problem but im sure its the same 1 as mine.

Hey I have a VW Polo 1.2 TSI 61 Plate with the same issue. Is anyone still having these issues? I've escalated the issue so if anyone is having the same problem please PM me. Thanks

Hi I have a skoda fabia vrs from new and it is a known problem with vw group cars but it doesn't bother me.

leobella

Hi I have a skoda fabia vrs from new and it is a known problem with vw … Hi I have a skoda fabia vrs from new and it is a known problem with vw group cars but it doesn't bother me.



My Missus has a 61 plate Fabia Monte Carlo and hers doesn't do it.

samfinepix

Hi, I too have a problem with my new Polo 1.2. Tsi Oct 2010. The car has … Hi, I too have a problem with my new Polo 1.2. Tsi Oct 2010. The car has been tracked on two separate occasions at the VW service and on both occasions the tracking was wrong but after adjustment the car still pulls to the left. Did you get the same resolve with your car....



Have you resolved the problem? Mine is exactly the same...

justina_g

Have you resolved the problem? Mine is exactly the same...



After a 6 month battle, and threatening legal action, we received a full refund.

We used DEKRA to confirm there was a fault.

Test drove a Seat Ibiza and even this pulls to the left; maybe a VW group problem? Ibiza is comparable to the Polo, same chassis is what I was told.

Settled for a Fiesta which drives straight! We own two VW Golf's in the family and never had these issues before.

Puts me off buying another VW due to the stress caused. Avoid The Parkway group; poor customer service, waste your time and lie.

Happy to help. Ta

I know this is an old thread recently revived but NO car should be designed to pull to the left. Anybody that finds their car does anything but drive straight needs to get it checked.
Obviously roads do have a natural camber but if it still does it driving across a perfectly flat car park, there is a fault.
You shouldn't be fighting to keep a car driving in a straight line.

stuarthanley

I know this is an old thread recently revived but NO car should be … I know this is an old thread recently revived but NO car should be designed to pull to the left. Anybody that finds their car does anything but drive straight needs to get it checked. Obviously roads do have a natural camber but if it still does it driving across a perfectly flat car park, there is a fault.You shouldn't be fighting to keep a car driving in a straight line.



Agreed.

I had a seat mii, which is a vw up
Sometimes it would pull to one side, turned out it was a known problem with electric power assisted steering. It would only do it if i left car parked with steering on full lock prevously.
So it may be the electric power steering which is causing your issues on your polo.
I had to live with problem as no fix possible
Edited by: "lumsdot" 23rd Mar 2016

Mitster

After a 6 month battle, and threatening legal action, we received a full … After a 6 month battle, and threatening legal action, we received a full refund.We used DEKRA to confirm there was a fault.Test drove a Seat Ibiza and even this pulls to the left; maybe a VW group problem? Ibiza is comparable to the Polo, same chassis is what I was told.Settled for a Fiesta which drives straight! We own two VW Golf's in the family and never had these issues before. Puts me off buying another VW due to the stress caused. Avoid The Parkway group; poor customer service, waste your time and lie.Happy to help. Ta


Hi!

I've just read your thread on the above and how you managed to get it confirmed as a fault through DEKRA. I went to their site but couldn't find anything. Could you please give me some more information and what steps you took to be able to get Skoda to give you a refund?

Thanks.

Hi

Call Dekra to arrange a qualified engineer to visit. They will come out and confirm whether there is a fault or not which will give you a report. Costs around £200, but at least it gives you your own peace of mind knowing that its not only you that experiences the same fault, but also a qualified mechanic with many years of experience. They won't be able to do a full inspection, they just tell you that there's a fault and it needs to be rectified.

Basically you have to send them the evidence from the report and threaten to take them to court.

Hope this helps?

Thanks

Thanks - do you know if anyone else has gone down this route? How did Skoda take it when you gave them the ultimatum? How old was the car and how long had you owned it? We're coming up to the 3 year mark where we can a) hand it back b) re-finance it, or c) part-ex for a new one.

Regards,

Rhisiart
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