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steering, a little odd!

Ever since I got my MY, I feel the steering is a bit odd!
1. I feel the steering wheel very sensitive.
2. I find myself needing to continously adjust the steering wheel to stay in the center of the road
3. Steering wheel does nit return to neutral (center position)

Not a severe condition but since it is steering, I thought I ask around; anyone experiencing these symptoms or others with their MY steering?
By the way, I also own a MX and the steering there has none of these issues.
 
I have the exact same thing. Not involved in recall, plenty of experience with Teslas and other vehicles - never experienced anything like this.

SC already did alignment, nothing changed. Went in again, and they say they calibrated the steering (no idea what that even is - sounded like SC speak for 'stop bothering us') - no difference. Next week I'm going to a different SC.

I suspect caster is off, so they should do another alignment, and hopefully do it properly this time.
 

Cephas

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Ever since I got my MY, I feel the steering is a bit odd!
1. I feel the steering wheel very sensitive.
2. I find myself needing to continously adjust the steering wheel to stay in the center of the road
3. Steering wheel does nit return to neutral (center position)

Not a severe condition but since it is steering, I thought I ask around; anyone experiencing these symptoms or others with their MY steering?
By the way, I also own a MX and the steering there has none of these issues.
I also have the exact same concern with my MYP. Planning to take in for service to check the alignment
 
Back at SC today and did a drive along with a technician. He couldn't find any fault. He thought the steering felt a little aggressive when changing lanes on the highway, but other than that he thought everything was normal. He blamed the tires (winters) , even though this issue started when I was still on the factory all-seasons.

Trust me, it's not normal. I have never in my life driven a car that feels like this. It's like I'm constantly battling the steering.

Not sure what to do now. Get an independent assessment? Sue them? Sell it and get a Mach-E?

I'm so unbelievably disappointed right now. I have lots of experience with Teslas and with cars generally. Panel gaps and paint issues didn't faze me. But, this is different. I thought this was something I wouldn't experience with Tesla.
 

MorrisonHiker

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Ever since I got my MY, I feel the steering is a bit odd!
1. I feel the steering wheel very sensitive.
2. I find myself needing to continuously adjust the steering wheel to stay in the center of the road
3. Steering wheel does nit return to neutral (center position)

Not a severe condition but since it is steering, I thought I ask around; anyone experiencing these symptoms or others with their MY steering?
By the way, I also own a MX and the steering there has none of these issues.
What steering mode are you using? Comfort, Standard or Sport?
 
Back at SC today and did a drive along with a technician. He couldn't find any fault. He thought the steering felt a little aggressive when changing lanes on the highway, but other than that he thought everything was normal. He blamed the tires (winters) , even though this issue started when I was still on the factory all-seasons.

Trust me, it's not normal. I have never in my life driven a car that feels like this. It's like I'm constantly battling the steering.

Not sure what to do now. Get an independent assessment? Sue them? Sell it and get a Mach-E?

I'm so unbelievably disappointed right now. I have lots of experience with Teslas and with cars generally. Panel gaps and paint issues didn't faze me. But, this is different. I thought this was something I wouldn't experience with Tesla.
Definitely not normal
My MY has none of these issues, neither did the MS or M3
 
Just a thought... try to test drive a demo MY, see how that feels. If it's the same, then it's just the model. But if it's what you expect it to be then there is a problem with your car.

I have driven a demo Y, and it did not feel like this.

I sent a couple of messages to the service centre expressing that I was not happy with the experience and their conclusions. To their credit, the service manager called me to discuss. We have now decided that I will come back in January with the OEM tires. They will swap them and we will do a test drive to see if they can still feel that aggressive turn-in when changing lanes. I know it will be the same, because I've felt this since I drove off the lot. At least then we can start having a discussion again.
 

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