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    ATS new feature- steering with clicking noise

    http://www.edmunds.com/cadillac/ats/...ith-video.html

    " makes a HORRIBLE creaking noise when you turn it more than a few degrees to either direction."


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    Re: ATS new feature- steering with clicking noise

    Edmunds ignored this noise for over 2000 miles? Car experts? Why did they take delivery of the car if it was making this noise? The plastics excuse is weak. I wouldn't accept delivery if a car made this type of noise.
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    I can only imagine MacKinnon, and Hellwig glee while seeing this from GM. Why does Cadillac give people these opportunities to mess with their reputation?
    Last I checked, they never make videos about anyone else’s problems either. GM needs to punish Edmunds.

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    Re: ATS new feature- steering with clicking noise

    Early batch vehicle problems.

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    Re: ATS new feature- steering with clicking noise

    Quote Originally Posted by mchicha View Post
    I can only imagine MacKinnon, and Hellwig glee while seeing this from GM. Why does Cadillac give people these opportunities to mess with their reputation?
    Last I checked, they never make videos about anyone else’s problems either. GM needs to punish Edmunds.
    I think they bought their own ATS. A sale is a sale

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    Re: ATS new feature- steering with clicking noise

    Oh, come on. It's just to let blind drivers know the wheel is turning.

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    Re: ATS new feature- steering with clicking noise

    I'm sorry but this is not normal in any car and if it was me I wouldn't have left the dealership with that sound. My mom who is not a car person and doesn't drive would have questioned it and wouldn't blame it on the plastics, I'm sorry this person should not be reviewing cars.

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    Re: ATS new feature- steering with clicking noise

    Turn up the radio and pretend its a Neal Pert solo.

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    Re: ATS new feature- steering with clicking noise

    I sometimes get that in the electric steering of my wife's new Acadia. The dealer claims that they could not duplicate it.
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    Re: ATS new feature- steering with clicking noise

    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    The dealer claims that they could not duplicate it.
    A GM mechanic's favorite line as long as the vehicle has 36k miles or less!!

    I really hope they get those noises fixed quickly! Nothing made me more angry than my 2006 Silverado with an intermediate shaft clunking noise. GM had known about it for YEARS and had half-ass repairs for it. Let's hope the new GM gets on it!!
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    Noises from the steering system were standard equipment on Cobalts...seemed the option made it up to Cadillac
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    Re: ATS new feature- steering with clicking noise

    I wonder if it's something interfering with the clock spring?

    I've never seen inside an electric steering system. Do they use a shaft through the firewall or is it simply two counter-rotating potentiometers inside the steering wheel?
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    Re: ATS new feature- steering with clicking noise

    Quote Originally Posted by mchicha View Post
    Last I checked, they never make videos about anyone else’s problems either. GM needs to punish Edmunds.
    Perhaps because Edmunds' other long term vehicles didn't come with this clicky steering wheel feature.

    Instead of GM punishing Edmunds (seriously?!!), the company would do better to improve its quality control processes. This may indeed be the case already.
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    Re: ATS new feature- steering with clicking noise

    Edmunds has really been getting on my nerves lately. Luckily, I won't be checking their site much longer because they moved InsideLine to Edmunds and the setup is terrible.

    Posts like:
    2013 Cadillac ATS: Erroneous Headlamp Fault Code
    http://www.edmunds.com/cadillac/ats/...ault-code.html

    Could be a problem, but they don't seem willing to bring it to a dealer (along with the steering wheel noise).

    2013 Cadillac ATS: Thrummy Idle
    http://www.edmunds.com/cadillac/ats/...ummy-idle.html

    Maybe the idle is strange, but I don't see a video of it anywhere.

    2013 Cadillac ATS: Post Shutdown Drip
    http://www.edmunds.com/cadillac/ats/...down-drip.html

    This is my personal favorite..has this editor ever driven a car before?

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    Re: ATS new feature- steering with clicking noise

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomko View Post
    I've never seen inside an electric steering system. Do they use a shaft through the firewall or is it simply two counter-rotating potentiometers inside the steering wheel?
    I believe it's like a regular rack & pinion steering system with an electric motor mounted against the rack to help move it at low vehicle speeds. The tricky part is telling the motor which way to turn and when & how hard to kick in so that it feels natural. It isn't entirely drive-by-wire--yet.

    with an intermediate shaft clunking noise.
    That drove me crazy with my Intrigue. After it started again after a dealer "fix", I bought a grease gun and lubed it up myself at the floorboard. Never had any more trouble with it.

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