Where Steering Complaints Happen

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Recent Steering News

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  1. Heads up, EX35 owners!

    If your steering feels loose, just wait until you come to a stop and the steering column separates entirely. According to Nissan, a manufacturing problem with the outer tube in the steering column is responsible for a recall of 17,000 vehicles. In the words of the automaker, the outer tube might have been manufactured 'out-of-round.' The wrong specifications can cause stress at the upper bearing and cause the bearing retainer to fracture. Once broken, the steering wheel will move without turning the vehicle as intended.

    This seems to be a response to last year's EX35 investigation for loose steering. The recall includes the 2008 Infiniti EX35, 2009 Nissan GT-R and the 2009 Infiniti FX35/FX45.

    keep reading article "Following EX35 Investigation, Infiniti Expands and Recalls Steering Column Problem"
  2. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have opened an investigation into steering wheel shaft problems in 17,000 2008 Infiniti EX35 vehicles.

    NHTSA says reports from two EX35 owners allege a complete loss of steering control, including the steering wheels rotating in every direction without turning the wheels of the cars.

    Both complaints said the steering felt loose while driving, and then became completely separated at a stop.

    keep reading article "EX35 Steering Wheel Shaft Separation Under Investigation"