All Wheel Drive Vehicles May Develop a Groaning Type Noise From the Steering Rack on Infiniti EX35

Problem Description and Possible Solution

All wheel drive vehicles may develop a groaning type noise from the steering rack when centering the steering wheel after turning right at slow speeds, most noticeable when driven from a cold start. Our technicians tell us a revised steering rack is available to correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 33,237 (10,000–54,250)
2 model years affected: 2008, 2009
7 people reported this problem
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Groaning noise from steering slow speeds sometimes when cold
Groaning noise when cold and steering to right during slow speeds such as parking lot. Dealer replaced with revised steering rack. Noise gone, but now car is more difficult to steer.