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I recently purchased a 2014 Scion XB. When I'm at speeds of 55-75 the front end seems to wander alot, I took it back to the dealer and they realigned it and no difference was made. If you set the tire pressure to 30-31 psi it seems to be better, but at 34-36 it wanders like crazy. Its just not comfortable to drive, you feel like your always making corrections. Could it just be cheap tires? Mine came with Goodyear Eagle tires. Anyone else have these issues?
 

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All three of my b's wandered. As well as my brothers. I think its the wind personally. Theyre horrible8ble when you pass a truck. Not as bad at around town speeds but I still notice. It does it more on the stock tires and stealies than my 245 18s in the summer.
 

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My 2010 wanders too, even with full TRD suspension/wheels and brand new Bridgestone Potenza tires. Constant corrections are needed. Front strut brace helps some. Otherwise just a side effect of the shape of vehicle/wind and the crappy electric steering IMO.
 

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Last year, I got new Michelins and have yet to have any problems. The local dealer did the alignment with no wandering conditions. As a matter of fact, the front end feels like it is glued to the road.
 

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Well, I appreciate all of the feedback. I talked to a few people that also have new XB's and they say the same thing as me, is has to be the cheap Goodyear Tires . I also found a guy who had new Michelins installed and his car drove awesome. Im just going to wear these tires out and go with Michelins.
 

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I own a 2011, never had a problem with the steering. As a matter of fact it is impecable. I live Vegas where it can get pretty windy and still no issues as far as having to make constant corrections.
You said it was aligned and still had issues. Have you had the steering and suspension checked? Just a thought but the rack and pinion steering may be defective. If nothing is bent in the suspension, then the only logical culprit is the rack and pinion. I know it might be a hassle, but the gears on the pinion might be some what stripped.
 

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I recently purchased a 2014 Scion XB. When I'm at speeds of 55-75 the front end seems to wander alot, I took it back to the dealer and they realigned it and no difference was made. If you set the tire pressure to 30-31 psi it seems to be better, but at 34-36 it wanders like crazy. Its just not comfortable to drive, you feel like your always making corrections. Could it just be cheap tires? Mine came with Goodyear Eagle tires. Anyone else have these issues?
I've never had an issue. I own a 2005 (manual) and a 2013 (auto). The 2005 has Michelins now after going through two other brands. They are the superior tire in my opinion. Whatever came with the 2013 are still on the car and I've never had any problems--it's rock steady at all speeds. If tires have not been rotated try that and see if it makes a difference.
 

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Interesting. I have a 2012 (stock suspension) with the Goodyear Eagle tires and haven't noticed this. I definitely notice the wind though. I find myself checking the trees along the road to see if they are moving to make sure that's why I have that sensation (when it's not completely obvious already). It's always the wind. I've never had a problem with wandering on the highway.

I actually think my last car (2001 Grand Prix) probably had a little toe-in on the front or something and I did feel a difference going to the xB something similar to what you describe. Anyway, since I bought the xB new, that's what I figured it was, so I just went with it for a while and I easily got used to it. Either that or the tires got worn in a little and then acted differently.

There are a lot of unknowns. I say to just go with it for a few months and then see what it's like after that.

Now I have definitely noticed torque steer going around town under acceleration and then lack of it when I stop accelerating.
 
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