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Hi everyone. I've had my nx200t for a few months and I love everything about it except that it always pulls to the right whenever even the slightest gas is applied to the engine.

I went to two dealerships complaining about a wheel alignment because I've never had a car that I had to apply constant pressure to the left in order to keep the car straight.

Now I read in a few places people praising the nx for not having torque steer that boggles me because mine is so bad.

Does anyone else have this problem ?
I live in ny Long Island area
I think the next thing to do is contact cooperate and have a rep come down and also drove another fsport. To compare.
 

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Is yours 2wd or AWD? Maybe those who are not complaining have AWD?

I think that the pre-loaded front diff only decreases the effect...it does not eliminate torque steer.
 

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Is yours 2wd or AWD? Maybe those who are not complaining have AWD?

I think that the pre-loaded front diff only decreases the effect...it does not eliminate torque steer.
I have the awd fsport.
I think the alignment is off but when I went to the dealer they didn't even have the program to see because it was so new.

I have to go back and see if they can just reset it because if the alignment is off even slightly I can see the pull being more dramatic.

Kind of want to see other people's opinion on the matter if they feel it's excessive
 

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I have a AWD F Sport and have not felt torque steer. In the Shelby CST that had torque steer and so did the Ford Contour SVT.
 

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I have a AWD F Sport and have not felt torque steer. In the Shelby CST that had torque steer and so did the Ford Contour SVT.
It's comments like yours that worry me. Because it is so obvious with mine that of other people don't have the issue it means my problem is a serious one.

Thanks for your input
 

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What I am going to say should already be known. Back in the 80's front wheel drive cars could only put about 150 hp to the ground with out viscous torque steer. The manufacturers then put equal length axles and that raised the amount of power to around 200 hp. On the Shelby hp was advertised at 175 but it was much closer to 300, if the road was not perfectly dry and smooth it was all over the road. Power came on in a rush between 2500 and 300 rpm.
The Contour SVT was a 195 hp vehicle that had a body kit and some other nice add-ons but not much else. Both of these could not control the torque steer.
My experience with Lexus dealers and corporate is that they will bend over backwards to keep a customer happy. I have bought vehicles from 2 dealers and have had the vehicles serviced at 3 different dealers.
On my RX400h after about a year I had slow leaks in the wheels all 5 wheels were replaced under warranty because of a problem with the chrome. The RX450h developed a squeak in the steering, while it took longer then it should have to repair the vehicle do to a shipping company error the dealer did a great job of taking care of me.
Dunhill your dealer should be able to find and repair the problem once they can see the problem. You may need to take the mechanic for a drive and show him what the problem is.
 

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Just complaining about a problem and describing it may not help. Out of respect for your vehicle the mechanic may drive the vehicle gently and not see your problem. I had a BMW X1 that the mechanic could not find the problem because he would not listen to me and the service writer was determined to keep the vehicle from being labeled a lemon. After a year and a half I got rid of the vehicle and the dealer.
You could try a GoPro to video your problem and that may help.
 

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Thanks for all of your feed back.
I'm going to take a video with my phone safely and post it.
This way others can verify if they really do experience what I am.
 

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Just complaining about a problem and describing it may not help. Out of respect for your vehicle the mechanic may drive the vehicle gently and not see your problem. I had a BMW X1 that the mechanic could not find the problem because he would not listen to me and the service writer was determined to keep the vehicle from being labeled a lemon. After a year and a half I got rid of the vehicle and the dealer.
You could try a GoPro to video your problem and that may help.
Sometimes they even allow you to ride along with the tech, so that may be something to do, at least then if you don't see them pushing it hard enough... you can tell them to do so.
 

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Sometimes they even allow you to ride along with the tech, so that may be something to do, at least then if you don't see them pushing it hard enough... you can tell them to do so.
The couple of times I've had a complaint about something that could only be described while the car was in motion, I'VE DRIVEN while the tech has ridden along!
 

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Did the tech notice it every time when you drove?
Yes, absolutely! But I've not had torque pull problems.

On one occasion I had one tech in the back seat and another in the rear storage area...both attempting to find a "funny rattling noise." They found it and corrected it! :cool:
 

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Glad to hear it got resolved since a lot of times i have heard of people having problem they identify which the techs don't... something that can drive any owner crazy.
 

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Was this problem ever resolved? I recently purchased a base model FWD and was experiencing the same problem. But I took it into the dealer and did an alignment. It improved the problem but did not take it away completely. I'm gonna drive it on the hwy for prolonged periods and see if its still in issue at higher speeds.
 

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we have a 2 week old 2016 NX FWD Base model, it is also pulling to the right, bring it to the dealer last saturday, they said they have to repair a broken (camber) not sure i have to check again the paper…after repair it improve, but still have the pulling…
 

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Best to keep asking them to fix your NX until the pulling stops because that;s dangerous at high speeds. If they really can't fix it, you should be able to enact the lemon law depending on where you live.
 

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2016 NX FWD pulling to the right

Same issue with mine. Dealer stated that it is a frame adjustment issue. I took it back 5 days after I bought it. If the pull is not fixed by the 'frame kit', I will seek a full refund.
Seems strange that Lexus doesn't notice the pull problem before they sell the cars.
I.e. No quality control checks done before sale?
 

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It is time to rephrase my earlier comments. My F Sport tracks fine even at heavy throttle unless I am in a tight corner. I get heavy torque steer if I start from a stop and pull sharply to the right or left under heavy throttle.
Under the same circumstances both BMWs would have gone into over steer. All 3 vehicles are all wheel drive, the NX is front wheel priority and the BMWs were rear wheel priority.
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The final setup is done by the dealer and they should take the vehicle for a thorough test. Sadly many get delivered with only a very short test drive sometimes less then a mile.
This can come from laziness or complacency. Many times the vehicles are in such good condition when delivered from the factory that the techs shortcut the test drive.
If you have a dealer that can not find a problem change dealers if at all possible, you my have to drive farther but it will be worth it.
 

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A lot of dealerships skimp out on the PDI and testing. A lot of times they'll just drive it around the lot and take it into the wash bay, do a quick bang out job and call it a day.
 
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