Will wait for sometime before replacing. Had it checked at HASS, and they said I can safely use the car in this condition. My steering makes “krrr” noise when turning mostly when standstill or in very slow speed.
Actually I had decided same, to wait for sometime as I also had just low noise. I had taken it to HASS on 18th June , they had told me not to worry about, and its absolutely safe to drive and nothing will happen, even if it fails then steering will be little heavier, but in just two weeks unaccepted happened, I was trying to take it out of parking, I was unable to take turn, and now I see I can't drive it anymore .
I had the issue crop up second time after 2 years. But initially I was worried and later I left it as it is. Now I don't hear the grinding noise anymore. Also showed the HASS and they told to ignore as it won't cause any failure. 3 years since and I don't find any issue.
Own a 2014 Verna. The issue has crept up for the second time recently. Last time was in 2016. They keep saying it is due to non usage of the car. My car has run 60k in about 6 years now and I think its been used well enough. They are asking 8k for the motor replacement. Last time it was around the same price. I asked them if this a common occurrence and they said it was very rare and that 1 in 100 cars have an issue like this. Apparently it's a well known issue, I now have come to realize.