First drove the XV in snow and ice a couple of weeks after I bought it and was terrified for the entire eight hour trip home. Any time I encountered wind and ice (and we're not talking gobsmacks of ice here - not an ice pack. Maybe a gentle sheen), my car wobbled as if it were in a fish tail, and felt as if the AWD system was trying to correct itself.
It didn't happen again until December - same conditions - something I would have happily of done 90-100 km in my Impreza and not have had a problem with. When I hit 80 km, same wobble. It continued to do that for a month. Took it to the dealership - they explained it could be one of three things 1- alignment was off 2- the huge screw in my sidewall (yeah - got that looked after) 3 - driver inexperience, which I took a little offence to, until they explained the XV has super touchy electric steering.
So, new tire on, alignment adjusted, one finger on the steering wheel, it seemed to have solved the problem. Until this past week - again with the wobbly fishtail and feeling as if I was over correcting when I was barely even touching the wheel.
Tires have been checked and they're good. Alignment SHOULDN'T be messed up. But I'm starting to feel a little crazy and a little like I don't want to drive this thing in the winter.
I've checked other forums and can't find anything. Just wondering if any other XV drivers here have encountered the same thing?
If it helps, I have Nokian Hakkapeliitta winter tires on.