|07-04-2012 12:51 PM|
My Ti steers fine. Light tight and just feels right, especially with my honey sitting to my right. Build date is 2/12/2012.
Wow, where did that come from?
|07-04-2012 12:25 PM|
|kjl2012||I just had the steering rack done i must say they fixed it. get the tsb done it dose work|
|07-02-2012 08:00 PM|
|07-02-2012 05:35 AM|
|07-01-2012 03:14 PM|
I will say that my Ti experienced this on part of my trip to AL the other weekend, though I believe that it was a result of the road surface. It felt the same as riding a motorcycle over the wavy-grooved roads that occur when the road crews are prepping for re-paving.
It was only on one section of the interstate, for however many miles. I also experience it on roads that have deep tire grooves from wear. I forget what they're called. But I attribute that to the width of tire...it's definitely a rare occurrence for me and not across all types of driving situations.
|07-01-2012 03:05 PM|
Just bought our Ti two weeks ago and took it on a road trip this weekend. Noticed the left and right swaying but thought it was wind. Good to know other people are having an issue. Going to be bringing up to my dealer along with the transmission grinding sound when we get back.
Edit: may 2012 build date also.
|07-01-2012 02:34 PM|
|Pennut||Nah, I didn't take it that way Bimmer. Just was stating that I did try the simple/basic stuff first. :)|
|07-01-2012 02:09 PM|
I just mentioned the air pressures, etc., because of the wandering issue and thought you should quickly rule out the basics stuff first, which you've already done. Did not mean to imply that you didn't know what you were doing or talking about.
|07-01-2012 01:41 PM|
|Pennut||By the way, I think my build date was May 2011. So not an early build.|
|07-01-2012 01:39 PM|
Bimmer-Bob, the tire pressure is the first thing I checked. Also no tire wear indicating a bad steering component such as a bad ball joint. I used to work on my own cars and I've done just about everything short of rebuilding an engine so I know quite a bit about cars and what can cause what. I just stopped doing my own work because I no longer have the time or a place to do the work. Besides why should I on a new car under warranty? Also I had my alignment checked. A bad alignment would cause pulling to one side or the other. Wouldn't make the steering wheel jerk back to center. Low tire pressure would do the same as a bad alignment. But in my experience the tire would have to be very low. Like 15 lbs or more under. A bad ball joint would put wear on the tire, usually on the inside of the tire AND it would usually make a noise when you do a slow turn, like backing out of a parking lot. No, I think it;s the motor in the steering trying to force the wheel to center itself. My guess is because it's electric, it has a program to tell it to do so. As far as electric steering, from my research on other car reviews with it, usually the critics say it feels artificial or too light. Never heard of them say it yanks itself back to center like mine does.
As far as a dealer saying there's nothing wrong with it, can't discount everyone else such as on these and other Ford forums that say they experince a similar problem. Especially when others have had thier steering racks replaced to correct the problem. Personally I know I am not imagining it. My Focus definately has a problem. I am taking it in tomorrow to be checked again.
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