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Does your E-Niro have any drift to the left

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Hi Just wondered if this is just my car or other are like it?
Constant drift over to the left into the curb having to correct right all the time, also find from center quite a hard to turn giving arm strain.

Tried with LKA off and same, and also in Auto LKA with cruise control on the car seems to drive left and then correct itself, but sometimes I have to intervene to stop going into curb, or it likes to run along curb! or in a left right looking like a drunk driver!

Been into garage and said all alignments checks out, and given drive test but said ok?, tech only did a 2 mile ride at max 51 mph though, and know it's there due to my arm ache!

thought I try a poll to see if anyone else has found this issue, or possible reasons. know about cambre in road, but tried on multiple roads and always the same!

Also add in I was given an E-Niro PHEV for the loan car and this does not do it! seems fine keeping a straight line & also lighter power steering!

Thanks!
 

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Captain Obvious asks if you checked your tyre pressures.
 

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Hi Just wondered if this is just my car or other are like it?
Constant drift over to the left into the curb having to correct right all the time, also find from center quite a hard to turn giving arm strain.

Tried with LKA off and same, and also in Auto LKA with cruise control on the car seems to drive left and then correct itself, but sometimes I have to intervene to stop going into curb, or it likes to run along curb! or in a left right looking like a drunk driver!

Been into garage and said all alignments checks out, and given drive test but said ok?, tech only did a 2 mile ride at max 51 mph though, and know it's there due to my arm ache!

thought I try a poll to see if anyone else has found this issue, or possible reasons. know about cambre in road, but tried on multiple roads and always the same!

Also add in I was given an E-Niro PHEV for the loan car and this does not do it! seems fine keeping a straight line & also lighter power steering!

Thanks!
The LKA function is decribed in considerable detail in section 6 of the User manual - your description of the issue seems to be because the lane markings are not adequately clear for the camera .
In such situations the LKA should be turned off - but note that it resets to ON every time the car is turned on again and will have to be manually turned off every time the car is used.
I believe many people dislike the steering correction that the system provides and always turn it off for every journey.
 

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I had this with my e-Niro FE but not with the 4+, seemed something like the steering wheel was slightly out of centre as I had to constantly correct slightly to the right.
 

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I worried about this too. I have tried driving on the wrong side of the road several times and found that the car pulled to the right in that case. My conclusion was that the E-niro is affected by the camber much more than any other car I have driven. This isn't 'scientific' of course and I have no idea why this should be the case for the E-Niro.
 

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Yes all checked by garage and before test was all 37psi
Did they do " full " 4 wheel laser alignment for Camber, Caster & track etc ? Seen some dealers just do basic track on front wheels when it's actually the rear alignment causing the issue..
Also had this once on a car & after all alignment checked out ok swapping tires/wheels from one side to the other cured the slight pull..
 

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I haven’t voted because, on some roads, it’s constant. It needs continual torque input from me to stay straight. This is because (I believe) it cannot see the actual white line on the road but the 45 degree kerb stones look like “white lines” and it tries to drive right up to them. It can see the central (or lane boundary) lines quite easily as they are clear. It’s a horrible annoying feeling and does it on a couple of roads near me. Tellingly, part way along the road the white lines on the left reappear, and the car shuffles to the middle of the lane. Personally I’d like it to be user selectable where it sits in the lane, as I personally would prefer a bias to the right.
 

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Did they do " full " 4 wheel laser alignment for Camber, Caster & track etc ? Seen some dealers just do basic track on front wheels when it's actually the rear alignment causing the issue..
Also had this once on a car & after all alignment checked out ok swapping tires/wheels from one side to the other cured the slight pull..
Not sure if it was full with laser align, bet not! will have to check with them again!
 

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When I take mine to my local laser alignment specialist they provide me with a fully detailed printout to show what the figures should be + before & after numbers for any adjustments, I would like to think the dealer should be able provide this if they have a high spec system rather than just say they've checked it & all was ok...
On a side note the company I use once had a brand new i3 in to sort an alignment issue that the BMW dealer couldn't fix so might be worth trying an alignment specialist?
 

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I worried about this too. I have tried driving on the wrong side of the road several times and found that the car pulled to the right in that case. My conclusion was that the E-niro is affected by the camber much more than any other car I have driven. This isn't 'scientific' of course and I have no idea why this should be the case for the E-Niro.
I don't have any problem on ordinary roads, but I always switch LKA off on start-up (it's a pain in the butt). Under SCC control with LFA operating on the motorway (LKA does not have to be on for this), it does tend to track left of where I would like to be, and I've also found that this is due to the camber -- like you I've had it favour the right if the road slopes that way. It may be imagination but the 2020 software update to our First Edition did seem to improve things. It certainly made the steering less rubbery in SPORT mode - in fact, the same as NORMAL.
 

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What tyres are we all on? Ours has Michelins and though I’ve noticed the LKA on occasion try to take over and drive in the gutter there’s no tendency to pull at all, normally.
 

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Hi guys, I afraid thats it for me and the E-Niro gone back to dealers and have our Mini Countryman hybrid back for now, until the correct All electric is out for us, will be looking at the new Kia hopefully coming out this year! or Model Y Tesla.
1st was this steering issues, as could see arguments with dealer over it.
but main bug bare was seat height, 6ft2 but tall back, head was on the celling and nice eyeline of sun visor and rear view mirror giving potential blind spot, and just did not feel like the right hight, even though seat on bottom, I think they have raised the floor pan to high in this, and sunroof in the 4+ lowered the roof line to much!
Hope the new E-GMP platform gives better height! and correct floor pan back!
Good look all with your E-Niro's, shame a great car for the spec!
 

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Hi guys, I afraid thats it for me and the E-Niro gone back to dealers and have our Mini Countryman hybrid back for now, until the correct All electric is out for us, will be looking at the new Kia hopefully coming out this year! or Model Y Tesla.
1st was this steering issues, as could see arguments with dealer over it.
but main bug bare was seat height, 6ft2 but tall back, head was on the celling and nice eyeline of sun visor and rear view mirror giving potential blind spot, and just did not feel like the right hight, even though seat on bottom, I think they have raised the floor pan to high in this, and sunroof in the 4+ lowered the roof line to much!
Hope the new E-GMP platform gives better height! and correct floor pan back!
Good look all with your E-Niro's, shame a great car for the spec!
My understanding is that the floor pan height above the road for "longer range" cars is governed by the position of the necessarily large HV battery pack being under the car. This then leads to a higher roof line which consequently makes the car aesthetics unpleasing to the eye...
 
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