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So I took delivery of my 2016 GT350R #86 yesterday. It has 950 miles on it and I bought it sight unseen on the internet. Love the car but there is one glaring issue right now.. the steering is jerking all over the place on it's own. Now prior to buying it I went over to Bill Pierre Ford in WA and test drove a new standard GT350 and the steering was great so I have a frame of reference. I haven't had any warnings/codes pop up but I'm convinced there is something really wrong with the steering. I'll be driving down the road and out of nowhere it'll just turn right and left randomly, enough to put me into oncoming traffic at 40 mph in about 10 feet if I weren't holding onto the wheel for dear life. I first thought it could be since it's got such wide tires and the road is slightly rutted it's gonna wander a little bit but after taking it to a smooth stretch of asphalt and having it still do it I'm convinced there is a problem.

Have any of you had any problems with your steering or know anyone who has. Google has given me limited results. I intend to take in to a dealership and have them drive it and see what they say.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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I have seen a post about a power steering failure incident. There was no specific description of the symptoms, so I cannot say if it was the same problem. Taking it to the dealer is the wisest. My car twitches on grooved pavement, but nothing like you describe.
 

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I have not experienced any of that. The car does dart some due to those big ass tires, but nothing like you describe. Let us know the outcome be careful

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I have not experienced any of that. The car does dart some due to those big ass tires, but nothing like you describe. Let us know the outcome be careful

Mike
Same here on the darting. On flat smooth pavement the car tracks fine. When you get to undulating surfaces ithe car gets a mind of its own and you
have to be mindful of where it wants to go !!


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Welcome! Another WA guy here.

I have the same issue with my GT350. Your's is likely a bit more pronounced with the R's wider tires. The ruts on I-5 in places make the car a handful. What does help is switching the steering mode to "comfort." I know, we didn't buy our cars for comfort, but it does help. It is a bit nerve wracking at times. Can't let your guard down and one-handed steering isn't a great idea.
 

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So I've put about 800 miles on the car and I've gotten used to it. Which is strange because initially I thought it was something I wasn't going to be able to get used to.. definitely gotta hold that wheel with both hands at all times.. Thanks for the feedback fellas.
 

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Just felt this again today on my GT350, normally its not too bad but hit a "wavy" patch of asphalt near the tracks this AM and it nearly jerked the wheel out of my hand. Must remember to hang on :)
 

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The first thing I would check is the tire pressure.
Over-inflated tires can cause your car to quickly find yourself 2 lanes over in a hurry.
Also is your steering in the comfort or sport mode?
 

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I have a 2016 gt350 that’s having this steering issue. I took it to The dealer back in 2016 and they told me it was normal. I recently drove a friends 2017 gt350, it drove great. I took mine back to the dealer and they open case with ford.
 

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I have a 2016 gt350 and have this steering issue. I took it to Ford in 2016 and they told me it was normal. I recently drove a friends 2017 gt350 and it drove great, no darting or pulling left or right. I took mine back to the dealer has looked mine again and They still think it’s normal. I told them it dangerous and had them open tech case with Ford.
I would say more critical than your car's handling problem is your ability to write a complete sentence on a public forum. Might want to work on that first.
 

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I have heard a lot of people talking about how the _GT350r_ steering follows every imperfection in the road. And then I saw this video ( https://tinyurl.com/y8pzbfyl @ 13m20s) where Randy Probst (MotorTrend's Racecar driver & tester) who has driven both cars said, "The regular GT350 is a little more loose; if I owned one, first thing i'd do is to put a bigger anti-sway bar". The front wheels on the GT350r are half the mass of normal wheels, which makes the steering nimble, and the linkages are tighter, but both things can combine to make the car follow anything interesting it finds in the roadbed. So I think there is a chance that the problem you are experiencing is just normal GT350r behavior. Have you tried it on an absolutely perfect road?
 

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The first thing I would check is the tire pressure.
Over-inflated tires can cause your car to quickly find yourself 2 lanes over in a hurry.
Also is your steering in the comfort or sport mode?
Thats funny because I overinflated mine and it actually drove better? I think changing form the MPSC2s will help.
 
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