There must be 3 inches of play in the steering. It was difficult keeping our new jeep centered in the road....kinda like a ping pong ball, back and forth, constant correction. Trust me, after driving 12-13 hours it was VERY tiring and dangerous to say the least. Now I have to find a dealership in Southwest Florida to help with this issue. Even with this issue I LOVE this Jeep. It's our 4th and I'm looking forward to doing a lot of traveling throughout the country (that was the main reason for the purchase). If anyone uses a dealer that they trust in Southwest Florida, please let me know whom to ask for. Thanks everyone!