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I have a 2013 pure premium with a cockeyed steering wheel (about 3-5 deg to the left) that has been bothering me since I got the car in late June. The wheel alignment is perfect just that the steering wheel is off. I brought it to the dealer and they said it was within .01-.02 deg of the toe control specified by the factory and all other wheel alignments were within spec. They acknowledged the steering wheel is crooked but said since the wheels are perfectly aligned it would be risky to adjust the toe control.I've owned other vehicles with misaligned steering wheels but they were Nissan and Honda's and were easily adjusted with toe control. Does anyone else have this issue and how was it corrected?Thanks,
 

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Well... there was one guy On a UK forum, but I believe the alignment was off. You could have someone else check the alignment, and if correct, insist the dealer realign the streering wheel. Where are you in California?
 

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I'm located in San Jose vicinity. Dealer explained the process for steering wheel realignment and it seems pretty invasive without guaranteeing it would be perfect. I don't like taking things apart and reassembling knowing you can tell that it is no longer factory new especially if the problem persists. I still think he could've adjusted the toe control manually but claims everything is done electronically - technology has its downside - gone are the days of simple fixes with a wrench and a slight nudge...
 

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Driving Premium 4 dr since Jan. this year. Complained exactly the same thing to the dealer but I was told nothing wrong with the alignment....
 

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I have the exact same problem with both of my Evoques. However, yesterday I had an Evoque loaner and the steering wheel was perfectly straight. In the past they took some of the tilt out but not all. I'm thinking about an independent shop taking a look at it. It appears the dealers think if the alignment is good one must live with the problem. Yes, it's annoying.
 

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Yes, I'm thinking of doing the same. Please let me know if you find a good place and more importantly their technique to fix the problem. It's too good of a vehicle to have this crooked steering wheel staring at me everyday...Thanks!
 

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I would not take it to an independent repair shop. It's a warranty issue and should be addressed by Land Rover. My Evoque's wheel is aligned perfectly. If it weren't it would make me very upset every time I was driving the car and ruin the new car experience that I paid a premium for. For an independent shop to possibly mess up this steering wheel alignment repair would leave you with no recourse as you would void the terms of the warranty. My Land Rover dealer seems to take great care in customer satisfaction (I'm not in Caslifornia.) I would take it to the next level of consumer complaint and contact the regional or national level of Land Rover. It sounds as though there are a number of unhappy customers with this problem so you're not an isolated case. Why did you buy the car as the problem must have been evident at that time?
 

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Had the same issue as OP when I picked up the car a few weeks ago. But an alignment from the dealer seem to have fixed the issue for me.
 

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It took me two months to find the right color / options but only spent 10 minutes test driving it on the crowded streets of San Jose and it arrived with only 11 miles on the OD. Wasn't glaringly apparent until I spent time driving it on the highway. There's a lot to take in on test driving a new vehicle - this was the only glitch.
 

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I picked up my Evoque last week and also have the steering wheel slightly to the left when going straight. Didn't notice it during test drive either. Have an appointment next week at dealer to have it checked out. I also noticed my driver side exhaust tip is extended about an inch more than the passenger side one. Otherwise really happy with it so far.
 

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I'd be curious to know if they tell you the alignment is fine. I just don't want to mess with the steering wheel. If the Evoque wasn't such a great vehicle, i would be more fixated on the crooked steering wheel. For now, I'm content. One month and 2200 miles and no issues.
 

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Dropped off the Evoque at the dealership this AM. The alignment was off so they did an alignment. Tech says everything is nice and straight now. I didn't get the impression the alignment was anything difficult. He was very matter of fact about it. I'm picking it up later so I'll see if it's really as straight as he said.
 

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Yes to both. 4 wheel alignment was done to spec. This is a little long but this is what the Tech reported on my customer copy of work performed:

416 Test drove vehicle and duplicated customer concern. Pulled vehicle into shop and rotated tires to start. Took it out for a test drive and still steering wheel was off center with a slight pull. Checked alignment and found vehicle was out of spec. Performed four wheel alignment adjusting rear camber and toe along with front camber and toe. printed new specs and now the vehicle is in as per Land Rover specifications. Test drove vehicle once more and it drives straight with steering wheel in center.

pretty detailed write up for a tech ! Everything is straight now like reported. I hope this helps. Just for comparison my build date was June 4th and I have pure premium package with bsm, climate and SAT radio. I wonder if other Evoques from around this time have similar issue.
 

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JMarf13 - sounds like you received quality service and got good results. Unfortunately for me, my dealer said he duplicated concern but all four wheel alignments were within spec. I spoke to same service mgr today since I took my vehicle (pure plus premium with BSM, climate comfort package, Dig/Sat radio that arrived into port on 6/20/13) into the shop to get the roof rails installed. He said the only other way to straighten the steering wheel was to take it off and realign but the sprocket was not fine enough to guarantee it wouldn't still be crooked. I had a loaner LR2 today and it has exactly the same crooked steering 5 deg to the left. I'm leaving it alone for now and getting ready to use my new roof rails, cross bars and Thule Force carrier. Taking it for a little trip up north. Still love the car and the ride.
 
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