Problem Description and Possible Solution
The front thrust rod bushings—also referred to as tension strut bushings—are known to fail occasionally. The oil-filled rubber mounts weaken and crack over time, causing a mushy road feel and shuddering in the steering wheel when going over bumps.
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Average mileage: 65,570 (10,000–149,000)
20 people reported this problem
The car feels floaty and mushy when driving and the steering jerks sharply when driving over bumps. I've taken to the dealer nummerous times and was told I needed a wheel alignment, did it but continued to have the same problem; dealer said the rims were bent, replaced all four and still continue having the same problem. I've asked them have they checked the Front Thrust Rod Brushings and they say they have and found nothing wrong. There is something wrong with the streering on this car.