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Hi all,

I've had my 2020 RAV4 XSE Hybrid for about a month and a half now and it's been great although recently I noticed a weird issue that is occurring intermittently.

I will turn on the car and go to drive, and I will notice that it will start pulling either left or right, almost like the alignment is off. Sometimes it's to the right and sometimes it's to the left. I can even see the steering wheel ever so slightly off center as in, normally when I let go with the steering wheel centered, it will stay centered, but when I'm having the issue, I can see it ever so slightly turn to the right or left. I've made sure LTA and all the steering assist functions have been turned off in the menus.

I will turn the car off at a stop sign and turn it back on and then it'll be fine. And then it may not happen for another day or two. I know it's not the road just being uneven because I've driven the same routes where I'm having the issue and also when it's fine. Any one have any ideas?
 

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Sounds like you have the
Lane Departure Alert with
Steering Assist
turned on, but you say you have it turned off. Do not know what else to say. You can have it on and change the sensitivity of it. that is what I did, it seems to help. If that doesn't work you'll have to take it in.
 

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So like I said in my first post, I have all the Steering Assist and Lane Trace Assist and Lane Departure stuff turned off. It was the first thing I checked.
 

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On the reasonable assumption that you have observed and reported accurately there should be no behaviour that is changed by switching off and on again so its definitely a dealer issue. I have noticed that the level of steering assistance does vary with speed and can feel slightly vague as it weights up at higher speeds but your problem does not seem to be speed related.
 

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Are you possibly inadvertently hitting the lane trace assist button on the steering wheel when turning or something? Next time it happens look at your cluster display and see if the icon is on. If there is no icon on I would unfortunately say it's time to go to the dealer...
 

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I am 100% sure the lane trace assist function is off.

Drove the car a few times today and had no issues. I guess I'll keep an eye on it and the next time I'm at the dealer, I will mention it if it's still an issue then
 

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newbie here 2020 rav4xle
I am also having same problem. Intermittently steering to right. When i pull over shut car off, turn car on drive away it will pull or steer to the left.
Not a constant issue, but annoying when it happens. All driving assists are turned off
 

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I just posted about this in the exterior forum - got upgraded wheels and when I was driving away from the shop the car was pulling left (towards the crown of the road). I made a quick stop and headed back to the tire shop assuming they screwed up the alignment. Sure enough the issue disappeared on the way there.

I tried putting on the lane tracing cruise control to see what would happen - and it freaked out and tried to drive me off the road. Tried it again later that day and lane tracing worked perfectly - so who knows...
 

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2020 xle hybrid, just purchased left fla with 300 miles on it,arrived in pa with 1600 miles. randomly pulls to the right or left with cruise on. going 60 to 75. turned cruise off,no change. took it to the local dealer, they said the toe was off and corrected the toe and road tested it,said it was fine. i got on the interstate and gave it a go, nothing changed,dealer says it has to do with road wear. when i expressed that i haven't had this experience with any other car. i also feel the amount of pressure to correct this pulling is excessive. hoping for insight and shared experiences
 
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