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Differential activates in sharp turns?

Hi there,

Ive owned my 2005 EX 3,5 V6 Sorento for a week now, and I have a question regarding the automatic differential breaks.

When Í manouver the car at e.g. a parkinglot and I need to do sharp turns to get in or out of a lot, it seems like the differential activates and breaks the outer rear wheel. This results ín dragging the wheel along the asphalt while doing the sharp turn.

Is this normal?


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Hi Rob

Yep it's normal with the T.O.D. system, basically the computer realises the front and rear wheels are doing significantly different speeds and it therefore assumes that there is "slippage" occuring, in order to try and stop that it puts some torque onto the front wheels and that's what you feel. It really isn't a problem unless you intend to drive round and round in circles on ashphalt for ages.


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