I have always noticed a slight movement like a small skid or jump from the wheels (just on one side and the front more than the back) when pulling away (not particularly quickly) with some steering lock on.
It seems to have become a little more noticable and having read the threads about the problems that people have had (globe motors I think) I have started to become a little concerned.
I took the Treg to a car park and turned on full lock for a couple of complete turns both ways and there was nothing noticable.
I have a 2006 2.5TDI auto that has done about 3,500 miles. There is no sign of tyre wear.
Should I be concerned about the little jump/skip/skid/vibration or whatever it is?
I've experienced the same thing in my 54 plate 2.5TDi auto - whilst moving the car with steering on slight lock (usually after it has been parked - reversed into a space) - feels like there's a knock from the front end....I also tried checking in a car park for poss stepper motor probs but it was fine forwards & reverse. Like you I have no particular sign of tyre wear, though with 6K on it might not be showing badly yet.
Personally, I put it down to the tyres 'unloading' tension caused by changes in the position of the contact patch whilst manouvering - difficult to explain, but I used to have a jeep which I fitted with oversized wheel/tyres and after fitting them it occasionally showed the same symptoms but only when the car had been reversed (with steering on lock) and was then driven away (whilst winding off the lock).
I'd be very interested to know if VW say you have got a problem as if so I must have the same.
I have got it booked in late next week to be checked out but I spoke to the technician and I thought he had read MarkII's post. He basically suggested that it was movement associated to the tyre when pulling away with the wheel turned and that it was quite normal.
QUOTE(Wizzy @ Feb 15 2006, 02:25 PM)I have got it booked in late next week to be checked out but I spoke to the technician and I thought he had read MarkII's post. He basically suggested that it was movement associated to the tyre when pulling away with the wheel turned and that it was quite normal.
I will confirm when they have had a look at it.
Just wondered if your dealer had looked at your Treg and whether there was any news on the problem?
QUOTE(hilly @ Mar 16 2006, 10:54 AM)Had same problem, was a stepper motor problem that meant the diff wasn't quite aligned when turning - easily fixed by garage
I had the same problem happening intermittently and the garage couldn't find anything wrong from taking it in at 11k miles when all 4 tyres were bald on the outer edges - I was 100% certain after reading the threads on here that it was a stepper/globe motor problem but they said everything was fine
?500 and 4 spanking new tyres later the car went in for its first service and surprise surprise - knackered stepper motor.
Keep going at them until they check it properly. With new tyres and stepper motor I have NO tyre wear problems, no juddering and a much smoother ride all round - Go Figure...........
Typical VW dealership inequality - and as we have seen over the past few months just from the number of Members on here who've said enough is enough and got rid, it is costing them customers, which is a real shame because the Treg is just awesome