Steering sometimes very stiff at low speeds
Curious if anyone else is having this problem - the EPS on our '05 V6/base is occasionally very stiff at low speeds. Parallel parking, pulling out of the garage, etc. Becomes so stiff it almost feels like there is no power assist. Other times (in the same location even), it's perfectly fine.
Normal? Bad? Inherent to the '05s?
We've had it in half a dozen times, they've reprogrammed, replaced, etc. It had the pop/tick from the steering wheel fixed, too. Never been "right"
I drove a 2008 for comparison (it was actually a loan car when our other car was in for service)... steered much more naturally.
dreaded electronic power steering and clunky suspension