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Old 10-03-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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New ST3 Electric steering problems

After only 350 miles I'm finding it exhausting keeping it in a straight line on the motorway (freeway) over any distance.

The micro adjustments you would normally make to keep in your lane are impossible. At over 60 mph the electric power steering's 'pull drift compensation' is kicking in and stiffening the wheel making it difficult to move. Once it kicks in it is strong enough to hold the steering wheel off center with your hands off the wheel. Once you try and turn in the opposite direction there's sufficient resistance that once it does start to move it over compensates and you end up zigzagging in your lane.

My car is only 3 weeks old :(

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