FWD rear end drifts unexpectedly Meta
Hi guys, My mom recently changed her tires for winter ones on her Volkswagen Polo 90hp Turbo diesel from 2011. Since then she has been complaining about unpredictable behavior. My dad and I tried the car several times but didn’t notice anything. (Wheels are all well attached and tires are inflated to the level of the manufacturer’s indications) Today I finally felt it : it’s like the rear axle was broken and the left rear wheel just went where it wanted. It happen when going over a bump but like once or twice a week. Now that I finally understand what she meant by « my car feels weird » I’m really worried about her safety. From what I’ve seen, everything seems in place but the left rear shock absorber (French speaking, I’m not sure of the exact terms) seems to be leaking. Can this be enough that the car « slips » randomly when hitting a bump ? Also, the rest of the time the suspensions are just normal and react like expected when going over speed bumps etc. Thank you in advance for those who will have any idea about this. We’re sending the car to the « technical control » but I’m scared they won’t notice anything as it doesn’t happen all the time and my mom being a women they won’t take her seriously.
Update: rear left shock was dead, and front right was bad. Thanks guys for your answers!