Report: All Wheel Drive Vehicles May Develop a Groaning Type Noise From the Steering Rack
Infiniti M35 Problem
Average Mileage: 72,083 mi (25,000 mi - 121,000 mi)
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.
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.
Rubbing sound heard from fron right wheel particularly when turning right also groan sound is heard when car is cold
Visitor, 2006 Infiniti M35, 97,500 mi
I have the same steering problem in front