Play in the steering wheel, Scirocco characteristic?

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Play in the steering wheel, Scirocco characteristic?

Postby GJ10 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:25 am

Hi all,

I woud like some fellow owners advice , I have owned my R about 2 months now having come from an S3. Obviously the feel of each car is going to be different but i have a slight concern about the steering feel of my R. It has a fair bit of play in the centre position and feels quite light, a lot more than i would expect of any car and this is in all ACC modes. There is enough play that you can move the wheel a few degrees while driving and not get any steering input, i can also feel like on a longer sraight run i.e motorway that very often i am correcting the position of the wheel as there is this bit of lightness & play which allows it slightly off centre. Once past theis 'deadzone' the feel becomes a lot more as i would expect and stiffer. Is this a characteristic of the Scirocco? I have booked it into VW on Friday as its under warranty but I wouldnt be surprised if they dont find anything and send me on my way. Any views would be great. Thanks
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Re: Play in the steering wheel, Scirocco characteristic?

Postby Paradox1 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:48 am

worth checking you suspension parts. I had this when I had a loose track rod end
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Re: Play in the steering wheel, Scirocco characteristic?

Postby GJ10 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:04 am

Ok thanks for that. Hopefully that would be something VW pick up on Friday if its the case. Were your symptoms similar as i mention?
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Re: Play in the steering wheel, Scirocco characteristic?

Postby Paradox1 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:16 pm

yeah steering felt loose. like you had to turn more to get movement. also vibrating at high speed. could have ended badly really so keep to low speed until its been diagnosed. just to be on the safe side
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Re: Play in the steering wheel, Scirocco characteristic?

Postby GJ10 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:26 pm

Yes will do, thanks for the heads up. I dont get any vibration at high speed's but maybe mine hasn't deteriorated that bad yet. I do sometimes get a 'clunk' on full lock when reversing off the drive, not all the time though.
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Re: Play in the steering wheel, Scirocco characteristic?

Postby Paradox1 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:57 am

no problem,

If your car is lowered then on full lock you may get slight contact.
Id personally take it to an independent vw specialist as it will be much cheaper than VW for the same thing really
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