Last post on Dec 30, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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Toyota Corolla, Steering, Sedan
#643 of 664 Re: NHTSA says no steering issue with corolla [samnoe]
Jun 21, 2011 (11:22 am)
I would suggest you go to the NHTSA website and read their report.
While they did not find an issue to to make it a safety recall they did also say that a defect may still be present that they did not/were unable at this time todetect.
Also, if I remember correctly, 2 out of 10 test drivers were able to tell the difference before and after. So, 20% of the test group without knowing the issue were able to notice it.
If you are experiencing the issue I would recommend you have the EPS replaced under TSB-1040. I did and it made a huge difference.
Jun 28, 2011 (8:06 am)
We have the same problem over in the Sentra forums (wobbly steering, off-center steering feel). I also had some crap replaced in my Sentra's steering system (not the EPS) with no improvement.
Could you detail on TSB-1040? Is it related to Toyota only or is it some NHTSA document applicable to Nissan too?
If I was you I would not invest time into convincing terceltom about the EPS problem. Nothing will convince him that we have a problem: just read his posts allover the forums.
#645 of 664 Re: TSB-1040 [ovybox]
Jul 04, 2011 (9:36 am)
Here is a link to the TSB-
Sorry to hear about the Sentra but I can't think of any way, shape or form a Toyota TSB would impact Nissan. However, it is highly possible that both makers use the same 3rd party components so....that would be worth looking into. But again, TSB-1040 is toyota specific.
I suggest you and others start filing complaints w/ the NHTSA and ODI about the sentra and hope they look into it. I would encourage others on the forum board to file as well. That was how NHTSA got wind of the corolla and started their investigation. Bottom line is: If you and others do not get active in filing w/ NHTSA and their ODI and engage them nothing is really ever going to happen.
I will say this though - It was mentioned to me that another 'fix' was to pull the fuse for the EPS in the corolla. You'd lose the assist, but I was told that this also rectified the EPS wiggle. I never tried it, but it makes sense to me. I had toyota apply the TSB fix to my vehicle.
However, if anyone does pull the proper fuse they assume all responsibility and liability as I am not recommending this, but just passing along what I heard. But, perhaps a sentra owner would be willing to take the risk and see if that corrects the problem on the sentra. Hope that helps and good luck.
#646 of 664 Steering question
Jul 07, 2011 (5:22 pm)
I just recently bought a 2010 Corolla and I love the car. Easy to park, comfortable, great mpgs, etc. However, I have a quick question regarding the steering. I don't have a problem with the EPS (I don't think) because I don't notice a need to over-correct the steering at high speeds at all with the car. However, at speeds under 15 mpg I hear the steering wheel a lot. There's no buzzing or clicking or anything. I just hear the steering wheel whirr whenever I turn it at under those speeds. I don't hear the steering wheel moving at all in my sister's '06 Civic or my mom's '10 Legacy. Is it just the electric power steering or something?
#647 of 664 Re: Steering question [windgrace]
Jul 07, 2011 (5:51 pm)
Yes, this is the electric power steering.
#648 of 664 Re: Steering question [mcdawgg]
Jul 07, 2011 (6:14 pm)
Is it a problem or normal? I don't have any problems with the EPS regarding drifting at high speeds and the need to over-correct on the highway like I was reading many others were having issues with.
#649 of 664 Re: Steering question [windgrace]
Jul 08, 2011 (4:53 am)
Normal - I have noticed it on all the 2010 Corollas that I have driven (2), but only at very low parking lot speeds and when I am paying attention.
#650 of 664 Re: Steering Issues - 2010 Corolla S [mitchieray3]
Jul 09, 2011 (12:25 pm)
I have a 2007 Corolla with the same problem. Driving in the highway is a stressful experience for I need to constantly adjust the steering to keep the car on the road(to go straight). Toyota should adress this problem else people will run away from it's products.
#652 of 664 Re: Steering Issues - 2010 Corolla S [tonyctrl]
Jul 10, 2011 (6:52 pm)
Get a wheel alignment.