wandering Versa


Asked by Jul 23, 2016 at 05:07 PM about the 2015 Nissan Versa 1.6 SV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi guys, How do I keep my daughter's 2015 Nissan Versa SV from wandering at highway speeds and cross winds. The front end checks out as does the alignment. Wider tires? Is there any aftermarket stuff that might help?

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Wider tires might make it worse. Drifting in cross winds, since they vary in speed and direction relative to the vehicle, will likely not be helped by alignment. I would take it to a shop that specializes in alignments and try again.


Additional info, is this a new car? If used, how many miles on it? Have you checked the tire pressure? Are the tires new? What brand and model of tires?


Good tires, pressure correct. 10k miles on Bridgestone Ecopia. 20k on car.

Have u figured this out? My daughter complains of the same thing.


Light cars will blow around in the wind. Some tires "track" worse than others which means they follow irregularities in the road. All cars will move around in cross winds when the wind is bad enough. How fast are the cross winds? Tell the alignment shop that the car your concerns and they may be able to make adjustments that will help a little.

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Easy. I got it. Car guru is too basic. There is a lot of gear lash. Not sure if it means anything. but don't use the cruise control over 55mph. After that, as soon as it starts to wander, give it a little gas and keep it under load, don't let it coast at speed. It seems to work very well. Don't EVER go over 75mph. These cars are set up for high mileage and will disengage the engine from the drive wheels every chance it gets. The loose ( gear lash) will cause it to wander. I will get back to you when I find out more. This car should never have been imported to the US. Maybe a good city car, but that's it. Don't bother with sticky tires , just lower the pressure to 28 psi. Seems to work. I will post as I find out more. As a kid, cars were my hobby.

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