I've had the sticky steering happen a few times and started a thread on integraforums.com
. Apparently the fix according to Civic owners is a new steering rack. I posted in my thread there, but my suspicion is that it’s software (and possibly infotainment) related - maybe just my car though. But I’ll save the theories for later. Here’s the facts
It happened once on December 19 (around 4000 mi). Every time I'd get above 45 mph, sticky. I noticed that Apple Maps was lagging behind, pulled out the USB cable and the steering problem disappeared in the middle of a drive.
Sticky steering happened a few times in early january too, just driving around town.
I took it in to my dealership on Jan 25, but we couldn't reproduce the issue that day and they didn’t do anything. I explained this was a commonly reported problem on Civics but the Acura dealership acts like this car is a unique snowflake and didn’t really care that the sister car has a well known steering problem. But also, unable to reproduce it, so I understand. this point I’m waiting for it to happen reliably before going back. But I’m also not going to let it get out of warranty.
It did happen 3 days after the dealer visit. On January 28 (odo 4400 mi) on a day trip, about 200 miles round trip. Steering was jerky all 100 miles there and 80 miles back. Stopped for dinner. For the 20 miles home I did not connect my phone. No trouble on that stretch.
The phone/infotainment connection could be a total coincidence. I don’t have a ton of data and I’m really not trying to push a conspiracy theory here. Could easily be mechanical/temperature related too. But I switched USB cables (from an anker to an apple) that day and it hasn’t happened since. I still have the old cable, so maybe it’s time to use it again and test if the steering gets bad.
but definitely create a report with the NHTSA and contact your dealer.