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This is a discussion on lose control? within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; basically my problem occurs when im going fast into a turn (say on a highway) and i hit a pothole ...

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    delinquent543
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    lose control?

    basically my problem occurs when im going fast into a turn (say on a highway) and i hit a pothole or a bump. my car then proceeds to hit the bump and turn further into the turn resulting in my having to dramatically correct it or else i will crash...put bluntly, the car almost loses control mid turn if i hit a bump. im not sure what this is called so i couldnt search, but does anyone have a fix for this? the car is all stock 2000 ws6 a4 (65k on the clock).

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    Quote Originally Posted by delinquent543
    basically my problem occurs when im going fast into a turn (say on a highway) and i hit a pothole or a bump. my car then proceeds to hit the bump and turn further into the turn resulting in my having to dramatically correct it or else i will crash...put bluntly, the car almost loses control mid turn if i hit a bump. im not sure what this is called so i couldnt search, but does anyone have a fix for this? the car is all stock 2000 ws6 a4 (65k on the clock).
    It's called bump steer and it seems to be a problem for any car with a stiff suspension that has limited wheel travel. Baer (the brake people) make anti-bump-steer tie rod ends which are supposed to cure the problem. I'm going to get a set for when I need to rebuild my front end. I don't know if they're hype or cure, but they hopefully can't be any worse than stock tie rod ends.

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    Also, is your wheel alignment correct? Are your shocks or front end components worn and need replacement? There can be many causes of bump steer.....

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    yeah, all my suspention is stock and combine that with 65k miles and new england roads/weather.. my suspention cant be all that good. thanks for the replies, im glad im not the only one. it had me concerned that something was seriously wrong

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