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.
Car Problem Reports
Infiniti M35 All Wheel Drive Vehicles May Develop a Groaning Type Noise From the Steering Rack
Infiniti M35 Problem
Average Mileage: 75,062 mi (25,000 mi - 121,000 mi)
While making a tight turn to the right you will hear a groaning coming from the front of car and feel the vibration in the wheel. Especially when cold and worse in cold weather. Replace with upgraded steering rack $1785 plus $99 for alignment.
Visitor, 2009 Infiniti M35, 25,000 mi
Groaning noise when coming back to center from a slow right hand turn. Dealer said nothing was wrong and said it was just from the new tires. I insisted it was doing this before the new tires were put on. They again said, nothing we can find. I informed them to call me when they find/fix the issue, becuase I would only pick it up then. I know there is something wrong. Cars do not make that noise for no apparent reason.
Visitor, 2006 Infiniti M35, 97,500 mi
I have the same steering problem in front
Visitor, 2006 Infiniti M35, 108,000 mi
When I make a right turn and come out of the turn I hear a groaning or rubbing sound coming from the right wheel well.
Rubbing sound heard from fron right wheel particularly when turning right also groan sound is heard when car is cold