Hey everyone, Picked up a new 2022 civic hatchback sport for my son last week. To me the steering feels weird on the highway. The car almost seems to wander. If I turn the wheel slightly in either direction the car will keep steering in that direction. Almost like the steering is tight. Is...
Just adding this here NHTSA is responding with correspondence regarding our steering issue. They have 129 complaints up from 15 when I reported in September of 2022. This is great news and I wanted to share it to this thread. If you have this problem and have not already reported go to NHTSA and file please and thank you.
I have received an Email this morning from NHTSA requesting a call to answer a few questions they have on our steering issues. I have been given a list of the questions they are currently investigating. Feel free to help me with any feedback you have after reading this questionnaire. I will be speaking with them sometime early next week. Anyone else received a response from NHTSA?
1. Does the steering stick right away when you start driving or does it take some time?
a. If it takes some time, approximately how long?
b. During longer drives, does the sticking get worse over time, better, or stay the same?
c. During long drives does the issue occur consistently/constantly for the entire drive, or
only once/twice and then disappear?
2. Does the steering stick doing city driving?
3. Does the steering stick while highway driving?
4. Is there a certain speed (or speeds) where the sticking steering occurs or becomes worse?
5. Does the sticking get worse over time, better, or stay the same?
6. Have you taken your car into the dealer?
a. If so, were they able to duplicate the problem?
b. Did the dealer find any trouble codes?
7. Does the sticky steering occur whether Lane Keep Assist/Lane Departure is on or off?
8. Do you remember at about how many miles (odometer) the sticky steering started to occur?
a. Has it gotten worse over time, better, or stayed the same?
9. When the sticky steering occurs do you need to overcompensate to correct the stuck wheel?
a. If so, has this caused you to veer into another lane?
10. Have you noticed whether the sticky steering occurs more during warmer or colder weather?
11. When turning the steering wheel does either side (left or right) feel worse than the other?
12. Does a certain portion of the wheel feel stuck (for example the 9 o’clock position)?
13. Have you already had the vehicle’s first oil change?
a. How many oil changes have been performed?
b. Have you noticed any correlation between the oil changes and the sticky steering?