Steering wheel freezing, locking in turns....Any ideas
While driving in turns (not necessarily sharp turns) my steering will randomly lock. (Goes straight while I am attempting to turn). Thankfully, it only lasts a few seconds and releases. I am estimating my speed between 45 and 55.
I now think it is doing it during straight drives (4 lane hwy going about 65-70). But I could be over sensitive and looking for a problem. There are no sounds that are typical to power steering going out.
My car has already been in the shop (Nissan) for a week and they can't recreate the problem. Any ideas?
Any updates? I have the same problem : it has now happened twice in 2 weeks? Steering locks when i attempt to turn to the right, for a few seconds... scary!
As I was driving my car, the wheel started to get hard and it started to slow down, I turned it off and tried to start it again and it won’t start, is it my battery... 2005 Nissan Altima
2016 Nissan Altima, 64K miles. I am having the same issue since last year. PS light comes ON and steering freezes for 1 to 2 seconds. I have seen some similar posts where dealer replaced the steering pump and it didn’t solve the issue. Afterwards the wiring was replaced and the problem seems to go away. Not sure if it came back because I didn’t see any updates on the same post. Looks like a manufacturing fault to me. Will be contacting Nissan customer service soon.
Sorry for delayed responses. No my car still does this and it is scary. It stopped for about 6 months and then did a complete lock up as I turned left for about 10 seconds. I really thought I was going to be hit this time.