Jeep now has 1,000 miles and so have noticed the dead zone has gotten worse over time. Does anybody have any similiar experience with there being excess play in the steering wheel where no input is sent to the wheels? 2018 JLUR. I'd say atleast a degree of movement left and right before it catches and starts steering the tires. my TJ on 37s is expected to do this...not a brand new mom van. Dealership visit maybe?