Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > GX Models > GX - Second Generation
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

2014 GX feeling bumpy when steering wheel is in lock position

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-19-14, 12:27 PM   #1
hkhours
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
hkhours's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NY
Posts: 4
Default 2014 GX feeling bumpy when steering wheel is in lock position

Hi everybody, I have a 2014 GX 460 without air suspension. what I'm experiencing, is when the steering wheel is steered all the way (left or right), and car is in motion (reverse or forward) I will feel like im goin over a pebble stone road. You can feel it more during morning and cooler days. Otherwise not as much, but it's still there. Thanks for reading guys...
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
hkhours is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-14, 03:39 PM   #2
KevinJLR
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: NC
Posts: 30
Default

is your power steering fluid full?
KevinJLR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-14, 08:53 PM   #3
kerplunk38
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 18
Default

Have you ever driven an AWD/4WD vehicle before? If not it can feel strange when you have full steering lock. I would describe it more as a jerking motion rather than a pebble road in that case.

Is your diff locked?
kerplunk38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-14, 09:13 PM   #4
hkhours
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
hkhours's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NY
Posts: 4
Default

Thanks for the advice guys. I've asked 2 independent mechanics, and they said this is normal on Trucks, he said you'll feel it on a U-turn too, which is true. Also said it has something to do with differential oil still being cold. KevinJLR, I can't locate the steering fluid reservoir if there's one. I'll try to look at it in the morning, since it's dark out and all I have is a flash light. All I can say is the steering experience if not in locked position is flawless and effortless. So I assume if it's low in fluid, it should not feel that smooth and light, like what a Lexus should feel like. Kerplunk38, I dont see it have any differential locks,I idid some research and found out that i has electronic differential locks and yes.. I had a 2010 RX350, and a 2013 BMW X5 35d. I assume this is a different class. The RX and X5, espcially RX feels more like a crossover, and X5 more like a sporty crossover. I'm aware this truck is a body on frame not like the others are unibody. Also has H4 and L4 which the others don't have I will wait till it's time to bring it in the dealer for maintenance which will be in a month to ask them. I'm not too worried, because i know it was fine in the warmer days. Thanks guys.
hkhours is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-14, 08:54 AM   #5
Eppieguy
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 583
Default

I notice on mine that in close to lock and full lock in reverse it binds slightly but from owning 4WD vehicles all my life I feel it's 100% normal and doesn't bother me in the least.
Eppieguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-14, 07:36 PM   #6
hkhours
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
hkhours's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NY
Posts: 4
Default

Thanks Eppieguy for sharing your part. Today, NYC temperature is around 50. Not so cold, I don't feel anything at all. I'm sure it's me not used to it. Thanks for all the support and advices guys.

Lots of luck with all your rides.

-Sam
hkhours is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-14, 08:02 PM   #7
tecman
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
tecman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Ga
Posts: 560
Default

That post sounds like you are permanently signing off?
__________________
2011GX Black
2003 MDX Black
tecman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-14, 08:02 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Disable mirrors turning down when in reverse 2014 gx460 fjc32 GX - Second Generation 6 05-22-14 04:58 PM
Ride Quality of Lexus GX vs MB GL450 alawode GX - Second Generation 11 04-23-14 07:59 AM
Engine sound/feel alder8 GX - Second Generation 9 01-07-14 05:19 AM
2014 GX Ugly Wheels? Revnitup GX - Second Generation 40 11-08-13 08:35 AM
2004 GX470 Questions-Voice Command and Brakes Diver2011 GX - First Generation 3 08-03-11 06:51 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:17 AM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info