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post #1 of 7 Old 05-08-2018, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, 2018 Versa S owner here

Like the car a lot except for the electric power steering.
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What is wrong with EPS in Versa? It is not so easy like in some other cars, where it is becomes too touchy at highway speed.
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+1, whats wrong with it? Too hard, too light? Do you see a steering wheel logo lit on the dash? Did you take it to the dealer to get them to check it?

If its too light you can pull the fuse, but that idiot light will be on on the dash. I did it to my honda and actually gained 3 mpg due to the power it SUCKED from the electrical system.
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The electric steering is fine except on the highway trying to go straight at high speed. Feels like there is too much center stiction. It takes a bit of force to make a minor course correction out of the center position but once you force the wheel it goes too far and you have to correct in the opposite direction. Holding a lane position is easy in every other car I've driven over 48 years, but not this one. Some people have suggested that the problem is because the car is so light or the track is narrower than most cars but my last car was 700 lbs lighter and even narrower.

I have heard from a couple owners that the steering gets better with more miles, or maybe they just get used to it.
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Err, sounds more like a tire pressure or alignment issue. Most people complain that the car is easily blown around on the highway. Im use to that from other economy cars. I find the car steers easily on the road or parking lots.
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The electric steering is fine except on the highway trying to go straight at high speed. Feels like there is too much center stiction. It takes a bit of force to make a minor course correction out of the center position but once you force the wheel it goes too far and you have to correct in the opposite direction. Holding a lane position is easy in every other car I've driven over 48 years, but not this one.
The 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 2018 Versa to a dealer and let them sort it out.

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I have heard from a couple owners that the steering gets better with more miles, or maybe they just get used to it.
I wouldn't bet on this.
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I'll talk to the dealer service manager about the steering issue when intake it in at 5K miles for an oil change. The service manager owns a 2015 Versa sedan so he is familiar with how it should feel
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