Sometime in the last year, our RAV4 has been acting… strangely. Highway speed left-hand turns (the kind that would be rated for 55 mph and taken at 60-65mph, even 70mph)… OK.
Highway speed right-hand turns? Well, the best way to describe it is that I’m under the impression that suspensions (or suspension systems, or whatever you call this part of the car) are supposed to dampen lateral shocks. At these speeds, it feels like the system is amplifying lateral shocks!
It seems to take highway speeds (60+ mph) for this to happen. Two hands on the wheel, the bounce is less bad, but this isn’t entirely a pleasant sensation.
Even worse, this doesn’t happen to either my mechanic or my wife! My wife has felt it, but when she drives the car (alone) it doesn’t happen to her. My mechanic checked six months ago and didn’t notice it.
I have not isolated whether or not this only happens if there’s a wife sitting in the passenger seat.
Does anyone have any idea what this could be, and how I can describe it to my mechanic to get it fixed?