In another group I have been following a continuing battle
some folks are having with a bad vibration at 70mph. Dealers don't
seem to be able to permanently correct the problem. Multiple service
visits with no resolution. Tire pressure/wheel balance etc.
Anyone else have the problem or know of a fix?
Overall the Entourage looks like a great alternative to the
Dodge Caravan, but I do a lot of highway driving. Speed limit out here
is 70 when out of populated areas (Nevada) and don't want to end up
with a known problem.
I have one of the first batches of Entourage's to be made and we don't have
that issue. In fact, other than the light colored carpet getting stained
easily from the kids (we don't have the floor mats), I can't think of
anything that is an issue with the Entourage. Oh, the parking brake pedal
was something I was always hitting when we bought the van, but not since
after the first month or so.
Really the only complaint I can think of it that might be legitimate is the
ingress and egress from the rear seats is a bit of a challenge for some.
And maybe I would wish for more storage in the back. And I don't mean
cargo room, there is plenty of that, I mean cubby-type storage for a lug
nut cross bar and other emergency essentials.
One of the issues newer vehicles are having is "radial tire force
variation." In some cases, the springiness in the tire varies depending
on which part of the tire is on the ground.
There are machines which can measure the road springiness of the tire and
aid in mounting the tires in such a way as to minimize the variation. In
severe cases, tire replacement may be necessary.
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