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steering whine in cold weather

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:55 am
by chadahren
I wonder if others have noticed: The steering wheel really whines when the temp is below 30 or so. Reminds me of the noise a power steering pump makes when it's low on fluid and you're trying to pivot without moving. Have others noticed this noise, or should I have it checked out (or both)?

I have a 2015 Leaf S.

Re: steering whine in cold weather

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:30 pm
by mhramr
We have a 2015 SV and haven't noticed anything like this. You may want to have it checked out. Is it only in cold weather? :?:

Re: steering whine in cold weather

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:44 pm
by DuncanCunningham
its under warranty, have it checked. i have two Leaf's and neither do this and we have Utah Desert cold here. The steering mechanism is probably not much different to a ICE car.

Re: steering whine in cold weather

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:32 pm
by LeftieBiker
The electric steering is different 'upstream' from the wheels from most ICE vehicles, but similar to other cars with electric steering.

Re: steering whine in cold weather

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:52 pm
by chadahren
Only in cold weather. I'll have it checked for sure; thanks for the feedback.