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Went to Wentworth Volvo for a Spring alignment today. I noticed a mild pull to the right, but occasional pull to left under braking. Diagnosis: Bad outer tie rod ends, both sides. This pampered car has 28K miles, and has only seen one winter. The mechanic noted this is a common problem, and replaced the parts + alignment under warranty. <p>He informed me there is a new TNN as of yesterday on '08 and newer cars on this, and replaced my ends with the "new improved version". Now, I'm happy with this, BUT-- I'm not sure why the TNN only applies to newer cars, since our R's have the same problematic tie rod ends.<p>The problem is that you can only get this done under warranty within the 4 yr/ 50K window, regardless of CPO status, because the TNN does NOT apply to our Rcars. I'd suggest anyone nearing the end of their original 4yr/50K to get this checked before you have to pay for it. CPO won't help you. I don't know about other warranties.<p>Now the good news--The car handles like a dream now! I had no idea how sloppy it had gotten. (Maybe it was pretty bad when I got the car 1yr ago, newly "CPO'd" and I thought that's how it should handle.) I'm no performance driver, and I could feel the difference just driving out of the lot. I seriously think I can feel the difference standing still, as the steering wheel feels so much tighter. I can definitely feel the difference at 5MPH on my gravel driveway, as the minor ruts don't tug the car around any more. Turning into a round-about, I nearly knocked my head on the side window because she carved into the turn so much more positively than I was used to. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>The difference is so dramatic that I wonder how close I was to killing myself on those old tie rod ends. I should have looked at them, but didn't think anything of it until I left and felt the incredible transformation. Even the pull under braking seems resolved, although that doesn't make sense to me.<p>I will separately post the other interesting stuff I learned today, so that it will be searchable by topic.<br> <B></B>
 

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Per my receipt: P/N's are 30761719-1 and 30761718-3. <br>Maybe someone here can confirm if these are really "new and improved" or just the same old "20,000 mile/change along with tires" versions.
 

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Just a little info on TNN's . They are not recalls. They only assist technicians in the diagnosis and proper repair procedure for concerns that are often misdiagnosed or overlooked. They are NOT recalls. The reason why it isnt covered under CPO is because some steering and suspension components (incl. tie rod ends) are considered wear and tear items that need to be periodically replaced.
 
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