As long as you have dealer initiate the warranty issue before warranty expiration, Lotus should be covering the cost for the fix if the issue goes beyond the deadline. But I would definitely bring it in. Mine started out infrequently, and then over time it was happening every time I slow turn. Not sure if there would have been anything more than minor annoyance, but I drove with the clicks for around 6 months before bringing it in for them to address it.
MY13 IPS, no steering play.
Just to recap what my dealer did:
- Noted original steering clicks, replaced steering column, added spacer, spring clock also replaced. Noted leaking pinion rack and replaced.
- Newly replaced pinion rack did not solve issue. Dealer diagnosed new pinion rack also defective, reordered 3rd pinion rack.
- 3rd pinion rack put in, original clickings gone.
"According to astronomy, when you wish upon a star you're actually a few million years too late... that star is dead, just like your dreams."
1983 Toyota Cressida
1995 Honda Civic LX
2005 Kawasaki Ninja 250
2007 Pontiac Solstice Roadster
2009 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
2009 Mercedes Benz 350 SLK Roadster
2013 Lotus Evora IPS
Last edited by zymotix3; 10-23-2015 at 04:46 PM.