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Old 04-01-2009, 04:08 PM
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Compared to other performance cars I've owned, my Coupe's steering is less than impressive. The steering hasn't been awful, but I think I need to have the alignment checked.

My Coupe doesn't track too well on the highway - almost as if it's toe'd-out. The car requires constant minor corrections to stay on a straight line, and tends to be a bit more skittish than I think it's supposed to be. On-center feel is also pretty dull and the car is very susceptible to crosswinds.

Obviously, I have already confirmed that the tire inflations are correct. If I had to guess, I assume the factory spec on the Grand Touring setup (don't know if the track is different) calls for mild toe-in, if anything. I'll be curious if my local dealer even has alignment specs yet (since they don't seem to have much material related to the Genesis Coupe).

I'll keep you informed of what I find out...
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isn;t this car drive by wire???
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Default Re: Coupe alignment issue...

"Drive by wire" refers to a car's throttle input. Most modern cars utilize drive by wire for greater fuel economy and emissions reduction, among other benefits.

I haven't checked, but the power steering pump might be electrically powered (as opposed to the more conventional belt-powered pump).
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oh yeah i forgot, then it's steering by wire. if i remember the Can-Bus is on this car right?
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There really isn't anything known as steering-by-wire on any production car - yet. You could say there is if you count the GM Hy-Wire concept car of a few years ago - but there's only one and it's worth several million dollars. I'm sure other companies have other similar concepts as well.

Unfortunately, my steering issue is plain old mechanical alignment. No amount of computer wizardry (ie Can-Bus) is going to correct it.
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Here's a link to a video on the Hy-Wire concept from Top Gear. Cool stuff...

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Default Re: Coupe alignment issue...

Sounds like a simple alignment thing, maybe the dealer will do it for free but I wouldn't hold my breath on that one
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I agree that it's an alignment issue. My local dealer has been sympathetic and is willing to do an alignment for free within the next few thousand miles.

An interesting part of this situation is that, after some checking by my local dealer, Hyundai USA doesn't have the alignment specs yet for the Coupe. My local dealer has been very helpful and will call me once they have the alignment specs from the Engineering department at Hyundai Korea.

All part of owning an all-new model I guess...
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Factory alignments are always junk. They are inprecise and often horrible for performance.

One of the first things we always do with any new car we pick up is align it to a performance standard. It's amazing how a simple performance alignment can drastically change the handling characteristics of a car.
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An update...

One week later and my dealer has not been able to get alignment specs to me; they're still waiting on the engineering dept in Korea to respond. I can't get things checked/corrected until the specs arrive. No help from the "customer service helpline" at Hyundai USA - the woman (sounded like I was calling India) had no clue and referred me back to my local dealer.

Poor support from Hyundai at this point. I'll be sure to keep you updated...
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