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2010 Prius II: Poor On-Center Steering

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Posted by Leftie on September 28, 2010, 5:37 am
 
    We are used to cars that self-correct a bit to keep the wheels
pointed straight while driving on the highway, but our new Prius doesn't
seem to want to self-correct. It has the 15" wheels and OEM tires, 40psi
front, 38 rear. Is this normal, and can it be improved?

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on September 28, 2010, 10:32 am
 
wrote:


I've been hearing this complaint since the car came out.

Posted by Al Falfa on September 28, 2010, 3:48 pm
 

I increased the pressure in my tires (42/40)  to improve mileage without
seeing any measurable improvement.  The ride got rougher and the steering
became overly sensitive.  I'm going back to the the lower pressure Toyota
specifies.
 


Posted by News on September 28, 2010, 4:25 pm
 On 9/28/2010 11:48 AM, Al Falfa wrote:

What's the stock caster setting?

Posted by Al Falfa on September 29, 2010, 11:37 pm
 

You must be thinking of the Volt.  I believe it has casters instead of
tires.  :-)


 


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