- Dec 14, 2004
- Albuquerque, NM
I got a good one for you guys. Recently (within the last 6 months) I had started noticing uneven wear and saw tooth pattern on outer edge of my front passenger tire and also a pull to the right while driving. Fearing an alignment issue, I took it to the dealership and had the alignment checked. They came back and said the alignment was slightly off which was corrected by them. They said I was still going to have a slight pull due to the uneven tire wear and that the tires needed to be rotated and balanced. So I took the car to a local tire shop and had the tires rotated and balanced. Afterward I still had the same freaking pull to the right. So I took the LC back to the dealership a few weeks later and said the pull still existed. Again, the tech put the LC back on the rack and verified that the alignment was still good and the tech came back and said the tires needed to be rotated. Laughingly, I told him I had already done so. He insisted that the front passenger tire was bad. So, if what he was saying was true, I should be able to swap the front tires from left to right and right to left and the vehicle should then pull to the left due to the supposed bad tire, right? Wrong, I did that and the damn thing is still pulling to the right. I again took it back and insisted there is something else going on and they again checked the alignment and verified all steering components for any damage with no findings. This time the tech came back and said he had to adjust the alignment a little bit but it should be somewhat better and also said there is still a slight pull. Again, he said, the tires are bad. Holy S#@*, how likely is it that all the tires are going bad once they get mounted on the front passenger side? I doubt very likely at all. I told the tech that I was going to replace the tires and if the pull still existed that I was going to come back and see him again. Only the next time I might be a little pissed and probably try and make them pay for the tires. So, I guess I am wanting to know if these guys can not fix this problem, at what point will this vehicle fall into the lemon law? I don't want to give up my LC due to being a lemon, I just want it fixed. Funny thing is, it still has the Toyota Certified Warranty still in affect. Would contacting Toyota Customer Service do me any good? What are your guys thoughts on this issue?