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Old 11-15-2012, 11:57 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by ST_Focus_13 View Post
I'm experiencing something a bit different, but still under the “very sensitive steering” subject. I notice this when I accelerate and change lanes (like when merging) at the same time. The car’s steering loosens (I feel that the EPAS might be over compensating). As a result, the steering wheel jerks enough where I have to compensate in the opposite direction (which ends up being over compensating with the loose steering). The outcome is a “decent wiggle” during lane changes - looks totally amateurish. I haven’t taken my ST on a long drive yet, thus I can’t speak to the drifting that occurs at the 30 min mark.
Hi ST_Focus_13,

Have you visited your dealership so they can take a look? They'll be your best bet for getting this concern resolved. Additionally, I want to escalate your case and get your regional customer service manager involved. They'll reach out to you and your dealership and coordinate efforts on a resolution. To get started, send me a PM with your VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name; I'll do the rest!

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Sounds like you need a new steering rack. It senses the forces on the front wheels compared with your steering input, and decides how much to compensate for torque steer or cross winds.
Thanks for the great info, Shamone!

Have a great day,
Crystal
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