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      02-26-2006, 06:35 PM   #4
London320d
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Originally Posted by uno
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If not, can I take off the steering wheel and center it myself?
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Don't attempt to do this yourself. It would involve messing with the airbag which is NOT a good thing for an amateur to do!. Its probably also the wrong repair.

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Originally Posted by uno
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I have put 1800 miles now and it is within 2000-mile free alignment.
If the dealer fixed it, but later I found the problem was still there and
it was over 2000 miles, will the dealer fix it again for free?
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If it was OK when you drove away from the free re-alignment(and I guess for a short while afterwards), then I'd have to say that the dealer has no responsibility to do this if it re-occurs, as it is lkely to be due to rough treatment such as potholes, too fast over traffic calming measures, or kerbing the wheels.

If it is not centered immediately after a "re-alignment" then the dealer has been sloppy and not clamped the wheel perfectly straight before adusting the alignment.