2017 rogue steering wheel groan

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2017 rogue steering wheel groan

Postby 17NissRogue » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:29 am

Hi there

I tried searching to find a TSB that I thought I had seen before. something about when turning the wheel, especially quickly, a groaning noise coming from the steering column area. Can anyone help me find this thread? Warranty is almost up and I want to get it fixed it's getting very loud.

Thanks


Altair 4
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Re: 2017 rogue steering wheel groan

Postby Altair 4 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:47 am

My 2018 SV has the same groaning sound,especially when turning the steering wheel quickly. I'd like to get it addressed as well.

Mennis1516
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Re: 2017 rogue steering wheel groan

Postby Mennis1516 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:24 am

This happens to me too. I’ve noticed it’s more noticeable in cold weather however. Not sure if that’s a leading factor.

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Re: 2017 rogue steering wheel groan

Postby rabidus » Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:52 am

Is your floor mat riding up to high and hitting the shaft? I have cheap floor mats in my 2011 Rogue that don't stay in place and hits the steering shaft coming through the car and it causes a noise when turning. I pull the mat back down and the noise is gone.

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Re: 2017 rogue steering wheel groan

Postby zukabaker » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:31 am

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls
Just enter your vin and any recalls or tsbs will show up.

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Re: 2017 rogue steering wheel groan

Postby Mennis1516 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:41 am

rabidus wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:52 am
Is your floor mat riding up to high and hitting the shaft? I have cheap floor mats in my 2011 Rogue that don't stay in place and hits the steering shaft coming through the car and it causes a noise when turning. I pull the mat back down and the noise is gone.
Not sure of OP but I have OEM floor mats. They’re right where they’re supposed to be. They don’t hit the shaft.
zukabaker wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:31 am
https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls
Just enter your vin and any recalls or tsbs will show up.
I’ve checked this assuming that maybe there’s a recall but I’ve gotten nothing. What does it need to take in order to get these common issues recalled?

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Re: 2017 rogue steering wheel groan

Postby rabidus » Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:58 am

Mennis1516 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:41 am

Not sure of OP but I have OEM floor mats. They’re right where they’re supposed to be. They don’t hit the shaft.
I believe the steering shaft goes through the wall through a rubber boot, maybe that boot has dried out.

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Re: 2017 rogue steering wheel groan

Postby Altair 4 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:22 am

I have Weathertech mats and they are firmly in place and no where near the steering wheel shaft. To me, the sound seems to emanate from directly beneath the steering wheel itself and before it enters the dash board. It's worse now than when t started and is especially noticeable when turning the wheel quickly.

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Re: 2017 rogue steering wheel groan

Postby Mennis1516 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:18 pm

I’ve heard of putting WD-40 around the joints connecting the steering wheel shaft but I’ve not tried that myself. Anyone want to be the guinea pig?

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Re: 2017 rogue steering wheel groan

Postby KoiMaxx » Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:50 pm

Mennis1516 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:18 pm
I’ve heard of putting WD-40 around the joints connecting the steering wheel shaft but I’ve not tried that myself. Anyone want to be the guinea pig?
I think It might be better to use silicone lube on those bushings.

I just had mine looked over at the dealership during my last maintenance interval since it's still under warranty. They didn't indicate what they did in the service invoice but the sound seemed to have abated. Will have to wait for the next winter to see if it persists.

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Re: 2017 rogue steering wheel groan

Postby Altair 4 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:13 pm

My reluctance of spraying anything, especially something that's fluid, around the steering wheel is concern about the airbag. Either of damaging it or setting it off. Maybe I'm just paranoid.

KoiMaxx, could we impose on you to call and ask what they did to cure it?

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Re: 2017 rogue steering wheel groan

Postby KoiMaxx » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:13 am

Hadn't called but I read through the invoice again, so they actually just replaced the shaft boot and cover seal.

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Re: 2017 rogue steering wheel groan

Postby Altair 4 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:21 am

^Thanks for checking out your invoice. I'll have to look at the FSM to see what that involves.

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Re: 2017 rogue steering wheel groan

Postby KoiMaxx » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:32 pm

There's this clip on YT you can refer to:


Unfortunately, in my case not sure if they really replaced it or just re-lubed it since I can still vaguely hear some creaking, especially when I turn the wheel quickly.
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Re: 2017 rogue steering wheel groan

Postby Altair 4 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:49 am

That video is very helpful - thanks for posting the link! I'm going to carefully check out whether that's the source of the noise. I'll have Mrs. Altair rapidly turn the steering wheel while I stick my head down in the footwell, just to confirm that's the source of the noise. Thanks again!

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Re: 2017 rogue steering wheel groan

Postby Frzninvt » Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:12 pm

I am getting the groan in mt 2018 it just started recently. I would have thought a 2018 would have the new and improved part. Taking it in on the 27th for an LOF and the groan. Any chance you have the part number so I can explain and pass it on to them.


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