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When driving my 2016 MDX AWD I've noticed that it feels like its leaning to one side (passenger side). I feel that this throws off the handling of the vehicle quite a bit. When I look at my MDX on the outside it does not look like it is leaning to the passenger side. However when driving it almost constantly feels like its leaning to to the passenger side, even when I'm the only person in the vehicle. When a passenger is in the car with me the lean is even more pronouced to that side. Could the springs or struts be weak, frame issues? I purchased the car last April as a certified used car and its still under the basic warranty. I had it in the shop to perform an unrelated issue and I brought it up at that time but they did not notice anything different or unusual. Any thoughts or suggestions on what may be causing this issue? Thanks
 

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Park it on level ground and measure at the top of the fender well to the ground.

The front two should be the same or close, same for the back two fender wells, they should be close to the same.
 

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Park it on level ground and measure at the top of the fender well to the ground.

The front two should be the same or close, same for the back two fender wells, they should be close to the same.
This is where you start. It's called checking Ride Height. If the numbers are even as mentioned above, recheck with someone standing on each door sill with the door open. That loads the suspension, and may point to a problem with a coil spring if the extra loading makes one side vary from the other.

Another quick check is to swap the front tires side to side. If the handling changes, look for a tire problem.
 

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Thank you very much for your replies. I apologize for the late response.
I checked the ride height at each wheel, then checked ride height with someone standing on each door sill.

The ride height for the front left and right were within a 1/4 of and inch of each other with and without someone standing on the door sill.
The rear ride height measurements were near identical as well with and without someone standing on the door sill.

We took a trip this past weekend with our MDX. With the car loaded with two passengers, luggage, full tank and a dog (who occasionally moved from side to side), the car seem to have a distinct lean to the passenger side. Additionally when I took my hands off the wheel it tends to veer to the right (an alignment was performed a few months back).

Here's the thing, when I bring it back to the dealer to have him check things out, what should I ask him to look into? I bought it as a certified used car and it is still covered under the bumper to bumper warranty until April. The extended drive-train warranty is much longer

2016 MDX AWD Tech 52,000 miles

Thanks,
Patrick
 

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if all you could measure was 1/4 inch difference. I would question if you are seeing an optical illusion.
 

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The dealer will not go by what it “looks” like and will measure each side. If it is only off by a quarter of an inch . . . well I doubt they will do anything. Pretty sure a quarter of an inch is within approved tolerances.
 

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Try loading it like your traveling and have someone else measure for you. If everything is OK, then have alignment checked. Remember, roads are crowned to allow water run off. Bad tires or alignment issues can cause what your feeling.
 
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