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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-14-2005, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Assisted Steering Issue?

When I first start my car sometimes I have no steering. Its almost like the wheel is locked. No matter how hard I crank the wheel is just doesn't respond. I have even tried going back and forth really quick but I have no luck. Then usually 30seconds later (not exactly..seems random) the steering comes back and is perfect.

I have only attempted to drive once thinking maybe it was manual steering (like when your power steering pump stops working or the old days when we didn't have power steering. ) but that nearly resulted in an accident as the car would not turn for me more than a little tiny amount. Then suddenly the steering started working 100% again. Not sure what the deal is so I thought I would post up.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-14-2005, 08:25 PM
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How cold is it when you notice this?
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-14-2005, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Well...strangely today it was noticebly worse than it ever has been... temp outside was hovering around -2 (-20 with windchill). I havn't owned the car during warm weather..so I can't say if its directly temp related or not..
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-14-2005, 09:04 PM
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Um. That's pretty cold

It likely is, but I don't have anything more to say on this right now, sorry
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yeah..its not really horrible..looks scary on the DIC and bank signs.. but im still chilling in a sweatshirt. The only bad part is doing any physical activity.. You lungs + extremely cold air don't exactly have a happy relationship going on. LOL

Alright.. I figured I would through that out incase someone had experienced it or knew of a solution. If I could get it to happen on demand I would swing past the dealership.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-15-2005, 09:45 AM
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happens to me too.. even happens sometimes when i'm parking.. kinda weird.. my car does some other really weird stuff too.. like i shut the panoramic roof.. but it won't shut.. like a pane and a half will shut and it will stop.. then i have to turn the knob to like 3 then close it again.. weird..
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been bad the last few days...sub zero temps for the last week and a half now..
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S8ER99, I'd have it taken in for service ASAP. Losing steering like that is a huge safety issue, not something you want to put off.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-19-2005, 06:27 PM
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Mine does the same thing! I just started noticing it within the past few days when it has been really cold. (under 10 F)
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-20-2005, 10:15 AM
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Not only would I contact the dealership but also the NHTSA (or Transport Canada up here) to make sure these are logged.

It is definitely a safety issue that would probably lead to a recall.

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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-20-2005, 10:26 AM
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I would agree with Kelly and Gmili on that I shouldn't do that. My only question why did you opean you roof when it was that cold outside?
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I've got the steering problem too, it is just an assist issue. For anyone who does not know, our G6's have electrically operated power steering. Most cars use fluid. I notice that when it is cold out the assist is very weak. GM didn't quite get all the kinks worked out I guess.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-01-2005, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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I have a hard time getting the car in for service right now..so if anyone figures this out please let me know!
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