Strange steering feel

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Herbatov
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Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Strange steering feel

Post by Herbatov » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:12 am

Hi, all

I have just bought a used 2016 1.2 Dig t N Connecta
I find the steering to have a strange feel compared to the other Vehicles I have access to. When coming out of a corner or turning the steering doesn’t correct itself fully to centre. Its almost as if anything on the steering between 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock is a dead spot. I find it fine on a winding road but as soon as I’m on a straight road it feels like a constant battle to hold a straight line. Been back to the Nissan dealer where I have compared it to another 2016 qq which had a similar feel. I had also driven a 2019 qq recently and the steering felt perfect.
Does anyone have an idea whether this is a common fault or just the characteristics on this year/model

Thanks


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MikeGC
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Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai Facelift - J11b (2017–present)

Re: Strange steering feel

Post by MikeGC » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:44 am

It sounds like you need to get the steering checked, to me - that's what I'd be doing
That said, I've never driven a QQ with that engine and I am not technically minded - at all.
July 2019 Qashqai 1.3DIG-T 160 DCT Tekna in Vivid Blue
previous March 2017 Qashqai 1.5dci n-connecta in Gun Metal Grey
previous September 2014 Juke 1.5dci n-connecta in Gun Metal Grey


DaveBerlin
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Re: Strange steering feel

Post by DaveBerlin » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:49 am

Hi and Welcome, Steering Effort - Normal or Sport ? take a look at this old post or go into the “Search” Area where there is more. If this setting on the video does not help as mentioned get your Steering checked for Safety Sake - Dave 😉

https://www.qashqaiforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=5563&hilit=Steering+wheel+Sport+setting#p49790

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Herbatov
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Re: Strange steering feel

Post by Herbatov » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:11 am

It’s the same in all steering modes and with trace control on or off. Had it checked at Nissan Motorline in Dartford, they said there’s nothing wrong with it. Guess I need a 2nd opinion


fbgqashqai
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Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai - J11 (2013–2017)

Re: Strange steering feel

Post by fbgqashqai » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:59 pm

Might be worth taking a look at your tyres too. Uneven wear etc or just need replacing due to age/tread left.
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calnorth
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Qashqai Model: Mk.2 Qashqai Facelift - J11b (2017–present)

Re: Strange steering feel

Post by calnorth » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:25 pm

If your'e not satisfied with the car and they say there is nothing wrong I'm pretty sure you can go refund on it anyway. The 2017 J11b steering I have is effortless almost. Yours should be also!

If its a battle to hold it in a near straight line the steering geometry/tyres have a problem...dynamics wrong.

Colin
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gloucester
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Re: Strange steering feel

Post by gloucester » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:05 pm

I tried both settings and left it in Sport.

It never seemed to be a problem to me.

Check your tyre pressures though...
(2015 Nissan Qashqai Tekna DIG-T 1.2 sold 15/6/18) ~ 2018 Suzuki Ignis SZ5 - 2018 Yamaha MT-07


Herbatov
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Re: Strange steering feel

Post by Herbatov » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:45 pm

I’ve now driven another qq at the dealership and a neighbours qq, all identical models. Exactly the same feel as mine. Turned off the trace control which has slightly improved it for me.
Thanks for your replies


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