2012 Prius V Alignment issue, negative Toe

Discussion in 'Prius v Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Trebor09, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Trebor09

    Trebor09 New Member

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    Hey guys, the rear left has excessive negative toe which has caused premature wear on my tires. Took it to the dealer to check for hidden damage, no damage was found. The collision center said it was NOT normal and it should not be like that. Asked for warranty to fix it, today they get back to me stating that it IS Normal and that the shop foreman does NOT think Toyota will cover it under my extended warranty.

    My question is, is this NORMAL for our vehicles?
     

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  2. Air_Boss

    Air_Boss Senior Member

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    Right front had toe-out (before). How did it steer? Darting to right when loading the right front?

    Rear toe was essentially unchanged (left-right/before-after)

    How many miles since last alignment or prior to noticeable tire wear?

    Looks like the right front may have taken a hit, affecting length of the tie rod or toe link.
     
    #2 Air_Boss, Nov 21, 2018
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  3. jzchen

    jzchen Active Member

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    I just got an alignment done. LR toe just out at 0.27. Maximum allowable 0.26. 0.43 is out. FWIW, ours was in a bad rear end accident...
     
    #3 jzchen, Dec 5, 2018
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