I was at a dealer here in Dallas this morning at 7am for my appointment I made yesterday. After an hour, the lady came in and told me I needed a new steering column. It's covered under warranty so I shouldn't have to pay for anything. Thank god.
So I got a rental car and drove to work. Hopefully they will have it all fixed by tomorrow (they have to get the part in first) and then I can have my car back.
But the most disturbing thing is the forums I have been reading about the issue my car was having. When I would turn the wheel to the right when I parked or pulled out of a parking space, I would feel two or three bumps in the wheel. I didn't hear anything though. At first I thought it was something I was rolling over, like a rock or something but when it kept happening in places where I knew there weren't any rocks, I was worried. And apparently there are tons of people out there who are as well. Most people had the issue resolved when the steering column was replaced, so I have high hopes.
Other people are having some other serious issues with their Versa. I'm not sure if those are 2007, which is the first model, but they are having issues like: radio stopped working, car veers severely to the left (and it's not an alignment issue), breaks squeak (apparently this is due to the calibers or something), etc.
Now, my breaks squeak too and I need to call the dealer back this morning to make sure they checked that out. I also asked them to do the 27 point visual inspection too which I'm sure they didn't do.
I just hope my car isn't a lemon...which is always the worry of any new car buyer. But to see so many people have so many issues and my car have at least 2 of those issues, it makes me worry just a bit.
Well, my new car, my BABY car, my wonderful new Nissan Versa that only has 7800 miles on it and is just 3 months old, needs a new steering column.