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2010 Jeep Compass Limited FWD 4dr

2010 Jeep Compass
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
23 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy
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January 28, 2012, 7:02 am

Debbie W
 

Question: When I accelerate, the car pulls strongly to the left. What could be going on?

I hate it so very much


February 2, 2012, 5:53 pm

Elizabeth K
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It could be the tire pressure is low on one side, or you may have bent a suspension part by hitting a pothole. It also could be an indication of a problem with the front drivetrain (transaxle or CV joints).

Did it always pull? There is something called 'torque steer' that can show up under heavy acceleration, but it would have always been there.

Getting the tires, brakes, front suspension and front drivetrain inspected is a good place to start.


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