I got them used, 2nd hand. (Technically, they're rather 3rd hand, haha.) The previous owner had them for a while - I guess for a few years already. So they do have some use. I've never checked out a new Axis pedal so I don't know whether they have some play from stock, although a small one maybe.
It's those pedals BTW, I created a thread on some cosmetic modification I did.
Let's wait for more Axis users to chime in. Or you could do some search
- well possible that people do have some issues with this. I don't remember specific threads but they might exist.
Do you have warranty on your Axis pedals? If so, I'd get in touch with Axis and see what they suggest.