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Info - '06, V6, 75K miles

Several days ago, I took my vehicle into the dealership to have them repair the rear suspension arm (tie rod) corrosion recall. In addition, they also corrected fixed the airbag recall & updated the ECM w/ smartstop tech. After driving the vehicle for 2-3 days, I noticed that the car sways back and forth every time I go over a bump in the road (lowspeed & highspeed). To be honest, the car has gotten quite stiff over the years (suspension-wise). Now, its difficult to drive because I feel like I'm on one of the playground toys that sits on a spring and rocks back and forth.


Any ideas as to what could be the issue? Is there anything I can ask from the dealership to correct, free of charge? I feel as if this is their fault, entirely!

I also want to add that during the time in which the car was in for repair, they performed a detail inspection with the vehicle and did not mention anything at all regarding the suspension.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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... snipped ... had them repair the rear suspension arm (tie rod) corrosion recall. ... Now, its difficult to drive because I feel like I'm on one of the playground toys that sits on a spring and rocks back and forth.

Is there anything I can ask from the dealership to correct, free of charge?
What did the dealer say when you brought it back to them and informed them how the vehicle now drives differently following their service? (as you already described).
 

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What did the dealer say when you brought it back to them and informed them how the vehicle now drives differently following their service? (as you already described).
I think the OP is simply looking for others with similar experiences so he can be better prepared when he does return to the dealer.
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Info - '06, V6, 75K miles

Several days ago, I took my vehicle into the dealership to have them repair the rear suspension arm (tie rod) corrosion recall. In addition, they also corrected fixed the airbag recall & updated the ECM w/ smartstop tech. After driving the vehicle for 2-3 days, I noticed that the car sways back and forth every time I go over a bump in the road (lowspeed & highspeed). To be honest, the car has gotten quite stiff over the years (suspension-wise). Now, its difficult to drive because I feel like I'm on one of the playground toys that sits on a spring and rocks back and forth.
Look at each of these posts:

http://www.rav4world.com/forums/178...call-lower-suspension-arms-2.html#post1529817

http://www.rav4world.com/forums/178...call-lower-suspension-arms-3.html#post1532738

http://www.rav4world.com/forums/178...call-lower-suspension-arms-3.html#post1556170

http://www.rav4world.com/forums/178...call-lower-suspension-arms-3.html#post1557529
 

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