My fiance is the normal driver of this car and does not have the strength to steer and control the car when it looses the power steering. That is where the dipstick goes, and you can buy it from your Saturn dealership. The contact received a letter from the manufacturer stating the identical failure and was upset that the manufacturer did not pay for the repairs. A number of people started complaining that the power steering would lock up while driving, and that they had to shut the car off and turn it back on to unlock it. Power steering went out while I was driving the vehicle. If you peek under the dash on the driver's side to the left of the steering column you'll see a rather large electric motor that does your power steering. When the mechanic tried to take the key out of the ignition, it would not turn off or come out of the steering column.
After doing much research this seems to be happening to quite a few people, and there is no recall on it. A person can change the fuse in a 2003 Saturn Ion for the power steering system by opening the fuse panel beneath the hood, then push the levers to lift the cover off the box. There would be a brief delay in the brakes working. If the codes are in history, clear the codes and re-key the vehicle a few times to see if they come back. Owners of 2008 and later vehicles will be mailed an interim letter on April 21, 2014.
It felt as if the key was not staying in the on position. The failure mileage was 43,000. At one point, I was actually able to pull the key out of the ignition lock assembly while the car was still running. This is a normal operating characteristic of the system. Always Jump your car from the battery terminals in the Trunk.
The failure mileage was 129,000. Customer Reimbursement - For Canada Customer requests for reimbursement of previously paid repairs to correct the condition described in this bulletin are to be submitted to the dealer prior to or by August 31, 2011. Customer Notification General Motors will notify customers of this special coverage on their vehicles see copy of typical customer letter included with this bulletin - actual divisional letter may vary slightly. The contact had to use the key fob. Had a problem with gas line about a year ago took to dealership cause there was an extended warranty but was told mine wasn't covered even though it should of been cost me 900 dollars. They are known for problems. It is electric power steering and a warning is displayed on the dash.
Even if they did this the power steering should not go bad in 3 years. After several attempts, they discovered that the electronic power steering failed. All of this has to be tied to a recall, I take great care of my car. Steering I shaft and column were replaced. If you jump start your car from the +- terminals Near the fuse box under the hood you will blow your powersteering fuse, also if you lock the wheel all the way to one side and hold it there for a good amount of… You don't. If you jump start your car from the +- terminals Near the fuse box under the hood you will blow your powersteering fuse, also … if you lock the wheel all the way to one side and hold it there for a good amount of time there is a chance in blowing your powersteering fuse.
It sounds like something came loose and catching on something inside the column. Remove positive battery cable from battery Remove drive belt by way of drive belt tensioning pulley Use a baster to suck out as much fluid as u can from the reservoir. Electronic Power Steering There is really no reason to need to flush your powersteering fluid unless it has been contaminated. Look under the hood, at the throttle body assembly. The vehicle was not repaired for the steering column. I know that for 2003 Saturn Ion the recall appies to the life of the car.
Vehicle was repaired and is currently in use. Any problems will usually turn on the check engine light. Special Coverage Adjustment This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 10 years or 100,000 miles 160,000 km , whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership. After diagnosis, they advised her that there was a computer failure in the steering column and it needed to be replaced. Now 2 months later it has happened again, and the dealership is stating that it is not under warranty because it is the steering column assembly. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000.
Here is a short clip of our 2007 Saturn Ion losing power steering aftermath. If this is the case then what will be required other than replacing the motor? He stated that the power steering light illuminated on the dashboard. I urge you to have this looked at by a professional. I believe all the vehicles that have been repaired should be recalled again to check for this problem and repair them if it is found that it is loose. Fortunately this happened literally a mile off the highway which I could have easily gotten into a serious accident with much higher speeds and no control to drive the automobile.