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Question about power steering

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

  1. hsctiger93

    hsctiger93 Member

    Feb 4, 2014
    Richmond, VA
    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

    Jan 15, 2011
    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

    Jun 24, 2012
    Redmond, WA
    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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