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random annoyances

so I have driven the car for a whole 60miles and there are a few things that bother me, can you guys tell me if these are normal?

* when its cold out(at night) the instrument cluster cover rattles like crazy. I assume it needs clips replaced?
* creak coming from the driver side door or same area around the dash... or the vent area? mostly when going over bumps
* when backing up and turning the wheel to full lock there are thuds as though the tire was hopping across pavement. Is this normal for this car?
* Steering feels great when driving, but a bit heavy when at slow speeds (under 5mph), I want to say the car I drove at the dealer had a lighter/more comfortable steering feel to it. Is this anything to be concerned about? I believe I read somewhere that PS pump failures can lead to damage to steering rack and the suspension... (probably being paranoid)

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post #2 of 3 Old 05-16-2019, 02:28 PM
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The instrument cluster rattle is something the dealership can fix in a few minutes. If I remember correctly they just drop a bit of foam padding into the spot that rubs. The creaking noise sounds unusual... the wheel thudding over slow speed turns is a normal thing based on suspension geometry, so nothing to worry about. Not sure about the steering issue. Get some miles on it and I suspect you'll learn to love it pretty quickly...
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The instrument cluster rattle is something the dealership can fix in a few minutes. If I remember correctly they just drop a bit of foam padding into the spot that rubs. The creaking noise sounds unusual... the wheel thudding over slow speed turns is a normal thing based on suspension geometry, so nothing to worry about. Not sure about the steering issue. Get some miles on it and I suspect you'll learn to love it pretty quickly...
thanks, I do love the car, just being picky
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