A neighbor recently had the battery in her car die. When she got a jumpstart, the steering in the car was not normal. She was unable to accurately describe it, but it was bad enough that she was afraid to drive the car. The steering apparently alternately pulled left then right.
The repair shop that replaced the battery said that new cars have electronic steering mechanisms that require “recalibration” when the battery is disconnected.
I hadn’t heard this before and both my neighbor and I feel it is more likely that the shop took advantage of her. But the car drives well now so she is somewhat mollified.
Is this story true?