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Question about power steering

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by hsctiger93, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. hsctiger93

    hsctiger93 Member

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    Took delivery on 5/31 and it's been a terrific 8000 miles.

    As with many garages, my MS fits snugly into the one-car garage. When I back out, I have to make some sharp turns to get it out of the driveway. I noticed that if I back out really slowly and turn the wheel hard in one direction, I hear small popping noises not only in reverse, but also going forward. When I don't turn it as hard or go a little faster I don't hear the pops. There's no issue with driving dynamics or turning radius or anything. Anyone hear of this issue before?
     
  2. ckessel

    ckessel Active Member

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    There were/are reports of "clicking" when turning the steering wheel for some folks that the service center should be able to fix.
     
  3. EarlyAdopter

    EarlyAdopter Active Member

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    Yep, there's a quick and easy fix that involves torqueing down a clamp over the power steering assist motor that will take care of this. Just mention "clicking when turning the steering wheel" and your service center will know what to do.
     

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