Does not steer straight

Myron Business Development Manager California Posted   Latest   Edited  
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2013 Kia Optima EX 2.0L (6) 6-spd (A6MF2)

Please watch the video so you can see what the problem is and tell me what the solution is?

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Myron Business Development Manager
California
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Forgot the video link in my original post and had Scott fix it for me!

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Cuba Mobile Technician
Pennsylvania
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So you have had this problem going on 6 yrs now? What work has been performed? What has been checked?

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Mario Diagnostician
Florida
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Lemon law? I know there's an issue with those motor operated steering couplings. Like this: youtu​.​be/zHC0M5BfNuM

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Rick Technical Support Specialist
Missouri
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Check and Recalibrate the Steering angle sensor. It will cause a pull when the vehicle is in motion with active wheel speed sensor signal. If calibration is off a couple of degrees it will try to center the steering to the "0" degrees with the electric rack and pinion. I can't believe the possibility that no one has inspected the calibration thus far. Just a recommendation. Thank You

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Michael Mobile Technician
Utah
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If the vehicle has Electric Power Steering, there may be a reset process to re center. See if you can find someone with KIA GDS software and go through the options. Check the basics as well like Caster and Camber. -Mike

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Rick Diagnostician
Texas
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See if you can check the EPS configuration with the GDS. I have seen several that the steering was way too light and over responsive. I reset the EPS configuration and corrected the issue. Good Luck!!

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Glen Owner/Technician
Illinois
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Solution 1 : Call dealership or AM shop that will get more info, do needed testing & perform proper repair.

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Eric Owner/Technician
Wisconsin
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Myron, Your video is a little short and hard to tell what the vehicle is doing since I can't see the road but I think I get the idea. Your complaint is that the car wanders from side to side, is too sensitive and/or hard to keep going straight down the road. It drives like you have a loose gear box on an old car or truck or a loose pitman arm which is allowing the front steering to move

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Mario Diagnostician
Florida
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Looking forward to the fix!

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