what would make my '06 accord feel like it driving down road sideways?

Asked by Mar 31, 2016 at 12:05 AM about the 2006 Honda Accord Value Package

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have 4 new tires, had the car put on laser,was told it is in prefect sepecs for
alignment. Tire company put it up on rack, did a suspension check, all was
tight and looked good. It pulls rt, it feels like it is going down the road
sideways, the rearend is coming around to meet front, little play in steering,
not bad, feels like tires are crisscrossing under me, scares me to drive it.  
Keep getting told car is fine, I am second owner,my mom had car from brand
new off lot, I have driven this car before, it didn't drive like this, I know there is
something not right, I'm not crazy, this is how I'm starting to feel.  Getting told
car is fine.  Please can use some help here.

6 Answers

1,680

Suspension and alignment are not related to something being the matter with the tires themselves. Try taking it to another trusted tire dealer and see what they say. Maybe also get someone who knows cars travel on open highway in another and CAREFULLY look at your car as you drive at highway speeds to see if they see anything unusual. Maybe even have someone video record you driving to show and record your concerns and show tire guys.

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665

You may have a collapsed brake hose or a caliper piston not releasing. After driving for about 10 minutes, VERY CAREFULLY touch the rims to see if any are hotter than the rest. When you're having it inspected are they actually checking all of your front end parts? Ball joints, tierods, control arm bushings, etc? When I was at the Honda dealer the control arm bushings were a very common issue.

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1,680

To add to break scenario. Sometimes if brake is sticking you will smell a peculiar order by tire and area affected and sometimes a lil smoke.

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88,975

It's called dogwalking it when the rear is not aligned with the front, on today's vehicles if they don't get on the alignment rack properly it fouls up the way the rig drives, you can sometimes see this on the road when a car is going straight and you can see a portion of the front tire sitting out say to the left of the rear tire, you can also see it when it rains and a dogwalking car drives in where is it dry you will see 4 individual tire tracks instead of just 2. HTH

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7,185

Also depends on the road you are driving on. Many concrete roads have grooves in them. Your tires will tend to wander on these grooves. Why do they make them of concrete? It lasts longer, but not as forgiving as asphalt. What kind of road do you drive on? Black asphalt, or concrete?

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Thank you all for the good advise. I will let you know how it turns out.

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