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Sensitive Steering

I bought my 2016 versa a week ago. I've noticed at highway speeds (70mph) the steeling feels a little squirrely. Is this normal with this vehicle or should I be taking this back to the dealership? I was driving a Buick rendezvous before so it definitely drives and rides different to what I was use to


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The steering is soft and quick. Could check tire psi, but the steering stays the same regardless of speed.
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Will do! I live close to work so I rarely get over 45mph. But when I do get to faster speeds I feel it.
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The 2018 Versa S I bought new does the same thing. Drives me nuts! I think the problem is the electric power steering design.
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It's good to know I'm not the only one
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I like it myself like how the old hydraulic power steering was back in the day. Plus the power steering motor is under the dash vs on the steering rack.

You could pull the fuse for it, but then you will not have power steering and an idiot light on the dash. I did that in a hybrid I owned which did mostly highway driving and I save 3 mpg.
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As I already posted in another earlier thread, the electric power steering (EPS) has the power steering module, which allows the system to be fine-tuned by reprogramming the module's software. I would certainly take this Versa to a dealer and let them sort it out.

Just want to add that I drive 2017 and 2018 Versa 5-speed sedans, and the EPS is not touchy or extra sensitive at all.

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Thank you for the input, slickversa! I'll definitely do that and let everyone know the results

Cobb, since I've only had it a week I'll take it back to the dealership. But that's good to know

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Good to know it can be programmed, but I question my dealers willingness from previous visits.

I do a lot of tight moverning and crank the wheel with my palm as a pivot point around and around while I work the shifter with the other.
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You might want to have the dealership check the 4 wheel alignment. My 2016 Versa has a mind of its own at highway speeds. Feels like the car is always swaying back and forth from side to side. It's hard to keep it going straight. I haven't had the time to take it to the shop but I will while it's under warranty. Others here have said a 4 wheel alignment solved the issue. I rented a 2016 Altima about 2 years ago that had the same issue. I was the first person to rent that car. I hope all Nissans aren't like that.

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