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Just curious, all C7s may do this but I noticed since new (usually when exiting the car) that the steering wheel/column had some side to side play. After 7 months it seems to be getting worse, or I may be just focusing on it more, can feel it some times when turning and going over bumps when the car is in track or sport mode when the steering takes a little more effort. It does have some up and down movement but you have to put some effort into it, side to side is kind of loose.

Looked up under the dash the column itself isnt moving, assuming its a little play on the tilt/tele mechanism. Just wondering if I'm the only one or its normal for these.
 

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kp; These cars use an electric steering system so my guess is that, as you suggest there must be something going on with steering wheel / column. Just to be safe take it in to be checked out. Let us know what they come up with.
 

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Its not bad enough to take it in really, since its not like an old tilt column with solid pivot pins there may be some play in the tilt/telescopic mechanism. The whole upper part of the column moves a little so its not like an upper shaft bearing, maybe .075" total, but you can 'feel' it. Not approaching the point of dangerous by any means, looks like the wheel may have to come off to pop the covers off and I dont want to start taking things apart without a service manual.

Just wondering if its something they all do, no C7s at any local dealers to take a look right now.
 

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kp51, my wheel is tight no play in it, take it in to be inspected better safe than sorry.

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I think these kinds of things happen if the driver uses the steering wheel as a support in getting in or out of the car. I have a 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora (inherited from my mother) that had a similar problem. She used to lean into it hard when getting in and out of the car.
 

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I think these kinds of things happen if the driver uses the steering wheel as a support in getting in or out of the car. I have a 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora (inherited from my mother) that had a similar problem. She used to lean into it hard when getting in and out of the car.
Na, I dont use the wheel to get in and out, but I do notice it if I bump it a little with my knee on the way out sometimes. I've rebuilt plenty of GM columns over the years (GM tech) and using the wheel to get in and out can cause problems for sure.

Just looked at a '15 today and it does the exact same thing so I'm not going to worry about it.
 
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