Why does my steering wheel move without wheels turning while driving?
When I start driving the steering wheel will be in the normal position, then the steering wheel will loosen change positions and tighten back up, but be turned nearly completely upside down. The tires never change position when it happens, but the vehicle will jerk to the right sometimes when this happens. The change occurs when I accelerate, turn, or slam on the brakes. The steering wheel will then correct itself if I tap the brakes or hit a bump in the road. I replaced the entire front end of the car and it did not fix the problem, although it did seem to help a little.
So I am going to assume this vehicle has the dreaded drive by wire system in it, if that is the case I highly recommend that you take it to a good shop and have it throughly checked over, it sounds like a sensor problem but I wouldn't rule out wiring or grounds and it most likely won't be cheap to fix. HTH
Your car has an electric steering unit and they have been know to fail and or heat up causing problems, have it looked at ASAP.
!!?? and you keep driving it?!
You are driving a death machine - get it fixed!
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