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My 2015 Toyota LE AWD power steering became very stiff to

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My 2015 Toyota LE AWD power steering became very stiff to the point if my having to put lots of pressure on the syeering wheel in order to loosen it up. The frequency and varying of the episodes as to the degree of resistance and times between was random. The system was replaced last November but the same, though less intense in resistance has reappeared. An analysis by a very good mechanic showed no problems, same as be before.
What is causing this, how dangerous is this problem?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

You have electric assist power steering. You could have an intermittent problem with the electric motor that controls the steering. I would bring this to dealer, there may be a software update available for this problem.

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Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

Hello again Dan here,

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