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2014 Altima 2.5 steering correction

Just wondering if Nissan has ever corrected or has a solution for the wandering steering problem. I am making corrections every 30 feet to keep the car going straight in the lane with it being worse at highways speeds.

Purchased at 19K miles n now has 53K. I am on 3rd set of tires as i was guessing it was tires after sm internet research. I have reduced air in tires to 33psi. I have had 3 alignments by independent shops with 2 providing rechecks but still within spec. All suspensioncomponents are solid and tight.

I have had friends who drove behind me ask if i was drunk or texting n driving due to amount of side to side movement in my lane. I feel fatigued fighting to keep the Altima in its lane after 30 minutes of driving.

Any real response, software update, TSB from Nissan? Any DIY fixes?

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Not normal, possibly dangerous. Might be worth a trip to a dealer for diagnosis.

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I had a '13 Altima and now a '16 altima.

Absolutely no problem with steering with either vehicle.
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The car either has loose parts or bad alignment or both. Don't care what the shops say. No surprise the common alignment shop cannot find out why but super easy with 5 minutes training. Which is an indicator of how well trained they are to begin with.

No software can fix that. Likely the rack has nothing wrong either.

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Just wondering if Nissan has ever corrected or has a solution for the wandering steering problem. I am making corrections every 30 feet to keep the car going straight in the lane with it being worse at highways speeds.

Purchased at 19K miles n now has 53K. I am on 3rd set of tires as i was guessing it was tires after sm internet research. I have reduced air in tires to 33psi. I have had 3 alignments by independent shops with 2 providing rechecks but still within spec. All suspensioncomponents are solid and tight.

I have had friends who drove behind me ask if i was drunk or texting n driving due to amount of side to side movement in my lane. I feel fatigued fighting to keep the Altima in its lane after 30 minutes of driving.

Any real response, software update, TSB from Nissan? Any DIY fixes?
My 2015 2.5S requires far more steering input than it should, as well. It has been like that since new. I don't consider it dangerous, just aggravating. I don't intend to spend any time or money to address it. Just another reason to not like this purchase very much.
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My 2015 2.5S requires far more steering input than it should, as well. It has been like that since new. I don't consider it dangerous, just aggravating. I don't intend to spend any time or money to address it. Just another reason to not like this purchase very much.
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Why didn't you have it corrected when new? Unreal!!!
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There's simply no reason to have to drive a new car like that. But of course the people working on it must be competent enough to do so and the problem, even at the dealer level now.

The Rule of McDonald's now is in full force.
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The Rule of McDonald's now is in full force.
Ok, so not being familiar...I looked it up...I assume this is NOT what you were referring to

McDonald's rule [mik-donŽaldz]
the length in centimeters of the abdominal contour from the upper margin of the pubic symphysis to the fundus of the uterus, divided by 3.5, gives the duration of pregnancy in lunar months; applicable only after the sixth month of pregnancy.

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Nope, a local myth here that replaced the Peter Principle, the latter states that one can only go as far upward in job climbing until that person's incompetence rather than competence gets in the way enough to stop him from going further.

Nowadays we have such rampant incompetence everywhere because that rule has morphed into something else much worse. Rule of McDonald's is simple and thus......once the people who could not make a McDee 1/4 pounder the same way correctly 10 times in a row then get older to work their ways upward, they would wreck major havoc on the world due to the incompetence now going higher up deep into management than it ever was allowed to before.

Why the change? It does no good to fire the incompetents, the likelihood is that the replacement will be even worse. You won't be able to fire the higher up bosses either as their replacements will likely be worse as well. Employee improvement processes have pretty much broken down in this country beginning with the schools. You can't even pay them to get better.
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^^ Ah, gotcha! Local expression here is "Promoted to their level of incompetence"

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