August 11, 2015
My Odyssey has had "Memory Steer" problems since new. If you don't know what that is, type Honda Odyssey Memory Steer into your search box. Honda dealer service manager, and Honda factory service manager out of Chicago rode with me, drove it and agreed the condition was not something I imagined. My son and niece both have 2008s, and they have no symptoms at all. OEM tires were rotated several times, brakes checked for possible hang-ups, re-aligned several times by Dealer and independent shop with newest equipment and 35 years' experience. Dealer claimed no steering system root problem. Dealer finally replaced the front struts. Problem not solved. I finally sort of gave up at around 35,000 miles - simply no time to keep pursuing possible diagnosis and solution. New times, premium Hankooks at 40,000 miles offered no improvement.
Been talking to Tom Corso about this on and off for about a year. He said bring it in - leave it for a few days to see if his expert - Jarrod- could diagnose. Finally had a chance to do that. Gave Jarrod copies of all that I had researched on the internet about Memory Steer.
Wow. He accomplished a 90 percent improvement !!!!! Maybe it is even closer to 100 percent - I think my Hankooks have an excellent 'feel for the road surface' and may be feeding back through the steering (like they're supposed to). Anyway Kudos to Merlins on Riverside in Loves Park IL.
BTW, been going there for oil changes and brake work on 3 cars ever since they opened many years ago.
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