MK3 steering wheel will randomly turn to the left ?

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My Name: LazarosKC3

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.1
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 116817
Trim Level: Other
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
LHD or RHD: LHD (Europe)
Engine name: TU1 (60 PS)
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Do you guys have this issue where as i have understood appears at low speeds ,where the steering wheel will randomly turn to the left ?
I'm planning on buying the Facelift MK3 and don't know if it is fixed .
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My Name: Ozvtr

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (53)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Other
Gearbox: Automatic PRND
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
Location: Brisbane, Australia.
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Can you quote a source for where you have heard of this fault?
The closest I have heard to this (on this site) was caused by the sway bar becoming loose and contacting some part of the steering mechanism. This would only occur at low speeds and extreme steering wheel rotations, like maneuvering in car parks. Sorry but I cannot remember the symptoms. I had a quick trawl of the site but couldn't find that thread. You could try the search function and see if you can find it.
There has not been a mass complaint, again on this site, of anything like that.
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