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Just bought a 2014 Outback 3.6R with 73k km. Continental summer tires 225/60R17 with minimum tread remaining will be replaced with new Goodyear Wintercommand tires shortly (next summer new summer tires will be installed). On dry roads, when driving at low speed anywhere between 5 mph and about 45 mph, the vehicle may drive straight but at random pull left or right (without acceleration or deceleration) . If it pulls one way it can then change and pull the other way on its own. When it pulls it's quite pronounced and requires steering wheel correction otherwise vehicle would cross lanes quickly. Tire pressures were uneven and under 30 psi but then adjusted to 34 psi front and 32 psi rear but the pulling still occurs at random. At highway speeds the car tracks straight. Maybe the existing tires are defective and the problem will disappear when new tires are installed. Any thoughts on other items that should be checked?
 

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This can definitely be caused by specific tread patterns/tires but in would be under the car and checking front end suspension components. If the control arm bushings have not hen replaced then they definitely will need to be and can also cause this symptom
 

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2nd control arm bushings. #1 can if this. One or both sides are bad. You'll need an alignment after they're replaced.

You can check them at home by jacking the car up and supporting it to let the wheels hang. Look at the rearward lower control arm bushings. If you they are bad, you'll see the rio in the rubber.
 

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This can definitely be caused by specific tread patterns/tires but in would be under the car and checking front end suspension components. If the control arm bushings have not hen replaced then they definitely will need to be and can also cause this symptom
All the tie-rods and bushings looked good under the vehicle. Replaced the 4 tires with new Goodyear WinterCommands. No more issues :) Thank you.
 
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