Anyone got any ideas about this problem...?
I've noticed when the turning the steering when the car is not moving or moving very slowly, I am getting a juddering through the steering wheel as you turn it. It's like it is struggling to turn or the fluid is not circulating well, so it judders.
It only happens when the car is hardly moving or stationary and typically when the car is started from cold.
I phoned the stealers and they said it could be a lack of fluid or something and I should take it in asap as it could burn out the pump...
Anyway, car went in and they found no fault. Fluid fine, pump fine, steering system (according to them all is fine) - in fact they tried to blame it on my tyres needing changing!!! I challenged as the tyres have about 4mm tread remaining, then they said it was probably because the wheels were too big... even though they are the optional 19" wheels fitted from new from VX!!!
The tyres are Michelin Pilots and this is the second set, and this is the first time the steering has juddered.
So, the resulting blame was put on the cold weather... But, again the car has been in colder weather but I've never experienced it before, and now in the up to 9 Degrees weather we've had recently, it is still juddering, just the same as when the temp is -5... They also charged me £17 for the pleasure of doing nothing. (Wgrose cliftonville are scammers!)
Does anyone have any ideas? The car is just about to go out of warranty so I am not up for something major going after the warranty expires on 1st March!
Its a 2008 1.9CDTi 150...