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I have a 1997 Toyota Previa. I find it unstable on motorways when there is crosswind especially when it is unladen. I find this even at speed of 50 mph. Is this a common problem and is there any way of minimising the effect of crosswind? or is there any other problem with mt car that is causing this instability. I have been drvind a Previa for now ten years, This is my second Previa the first one was a 1996 previa in which this problem was not that noticeable.

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Auto Recall Date: 04/04/1997
Vehicle Component: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 707
1997 TOYOTA PREVIA Defect Summary:
DUE TO A CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE OIL SEPARATOR PLATE AND THE DIFFERENTIAL HOUSING OF THE FRONT DIFFERENTIAL UNIT, OIL LEAKAGE AT THE AIR BREATHER PLUG CAN OCCUR, WHEN THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED CONTINUOUSLY ABOVE 75 MILES PER HOUR.
Defect Consequence:
OIL LEAKAGE WILL RESULT IN A SUFFICIENTLY LOW OIL SUPPLY TO CAUSE BEARING DAMAGE TO THE FRONT DIFFERENTIAL UNIT LEADING TO EVENTUAL SEIZURE OF THE UNIT INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A MODIFIED AIR BREATHER PLUG TO PREVENT SUCH OIL LOSS.

you can try checking this parts...maybe this will help find the cause of this issue

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