Power Steering Pump Problems in popular cars



Power Steering Pump problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Power Steering Pump problems reported in most popular vehicles.

car   Power Steering Pump problem of Chevrolet Astro

The vehicle was a 2000 Chevrolet Astro. Hi, I was driving this van when all of a sudden it stops. I had a very hard problem of trying to get off the road with no brakes or steering. I had it towed into service. They replaced everything fuel pump, sending unit, fuel filter, plugs, plug wires, distributor and reset the timing. It never did show up a check engine light or showed a code that something was wrong. I drove it two days later and it did the same thing. They checked it out and drove it again for a week and it happen again. I spent $1200 trying to get this safe to drive. It is as if the key was shut off. Finally with some of my knowledge about what can cause this to happen I checked the battery. It was only one year old. It showed up as bad under a load. When I took the van back to the repair shop they said battery showed good. Finally I took the battery back to auto zone they showed it as bad also and replaced it. Never had a problem after that. So the problem you are having with the key switch in all those cars you may have to double check the batterys. Voltage to the microprocessor should stay within limits of apx 8 volts. This might be more of a problem than the key switch. Thanks for reading this letter. This power steering pump issue occurred Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Chevrolet Malibu

The car is a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. As I was driving down the highway I was attempting to switch lanes and my power steering went out in my car causing me to almost hit another car, I pulled over and looked under the hood to see where I could put power steering fluid and did not find a pump. I got back in my car and started it up and the power steering was fine, driving down the road 5 miles and it went out again, I pulled over turned the car off and restarted it and it was fine however this continued to happen every 5-10 miles. I was told of a recall concerning this same issue so I called gm and they told me yes there was a recall on the same year make and model of my car for the same thing I was having trouble with however my VIN was not included. I had to pay 1,158. 00 to have this repaired and I do not feel it is fair. My car had the same issue as the ones under the recall and it is the same make model and year. I feel gm should be responsible. This problem occurred on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Chrysler Town & Country

The car is a 2006 Chrysler town and country. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2A4GP44R96_. Replaced pump 4 times with no fix. This problem occurred on 04/18/2013.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Chrysler 300C

The vehicle was a 2006 Chrysler 300c. I have had this car for 7 years, never had an issue. On February 23,2014 I went to shell and filled up the car with $49. 00. I do not remember if I ever filled the car up before. I'm sure I have but I usually put 20/30 bucks in. But I just found out about stop n shop gas savings and received a discount. I tried to put 50 in but it only took 49. 00. I got back in the car and I tried to pull away from the pump and it shut down. I thought maybe it was a fluke since I was basically at a roll. I drove 2 blocks and at the traffic light it died. I proceeded to make a u-turn to return home. The car died 3 times in a 5 block span. I took the car to my cousin who had a computer, no codes came up but the car shut down twice. I parked the car and took out a different car. My cousin thought it was bad gas or a bad oil change which I had done on Feb 22, 2014 I just returned home and googled, "Chrysler 300c stalling" and found the article that this has been occurring, and here I am. I guess I will contact Chrysler in the morning. The failure date was 02/23/2014.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Dodge Ram 1500

The reporting person's vehicle is a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the power steering assist suddenly malfunctioned and caused the steering wheel to become difficult to turn. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the power steering pump was faulty. The power steering pump was replaced and the defect was remedied. The contact also indicated that while driving approximately 75 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle suddenly lost power as the vehicle independently decelerated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who was unable to diagnose the defect. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 126,000. It was Friday, July 5, 2013 when this power steering pump issue happened.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Dodge Caravan

The VIN of the problem Caravan is 2B4GD55R9M_. 1991 Dodge Caravan. Consumer writes in regards to anti lock brake system recall and seeks reimbursement for repairs. The consumer stated he paid for the repairs on April 20, 2006 and was charged $376. 73, even though a recall had been issued. The consumer experienced abs problems again in December 2013. The consumer stated the recall letter stated if the problem occurred again, Chrysler would cover any repairs. The dealer informed the consumer, he had to pay $112 for a diagnostic test, to see if the problem would be covered, under the recall. The dealer then informed the consumer, they didn't have the equipment to test his vehicle, due to the age. However, a few days later, the dealer informed the consumer, they had the equipment, but it would cost $336. The consumer declined the test. Also, the transmission, starter, fuel pump, ignition coil blocks , serpentine belt, pulleys, power steering pump, and radiator were all replaced. Updated 04/16/14. This power steering pump problem happened on Thursday, April 20, 2006.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Ford Fusion

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 3FAHP0JG0B_. Consumer has a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, the power steering and stabilitrac warning lights illuminated and the vehicle became difficult to steer. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found the power steering pump and rack needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 74,000. This power steering pump issue occurred Apr. 17, 2014.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Ford Expedition

The vehicle was a 2006 Ford Expedition. This is the second incident: the fist was about 3 months ago. I was driving down a residential street yesterday when the "fail safe mode" indicator came on and said engine shutting down. Car turns off, cannot steer. Very dangerous. I was on a residential street and was able to pull off. Turned the car off for a few minutes and it started and I drove to work, but the engine light remained on. I took it to an auto parts store who ran it and it came up as throttle body forces immediate idle. Which is exactly what the 10 pages on complaints on carcomplaints. Com said it would say - however information on that site also said it's actually the fuel pump modulator, but the computer did not indicate that at all. There were almost 60 complaints of the same situations - when I pulled out into traffic today the car 'hesitated' and did not accelerate correctly. The first incident occurred on a major highway - and again I was lucky enough to be in the right lane and was able to pull over. This defect is going to cause an injury or even death and it needs to be recalled and corrected. I will be contacting Ford corporate; but with the recent incidents with gm I would hate to see an accident or fatality occur when Ford and others are aware of this problem. Obviously I have to get this fixed, I'm hoping my Ford dealer will work with me, but I have a 4 year old so time is of the essence and I'm guessing money will be too. Regardless of Ford's corporate response, I will be contacting the media. This is a safety issue and is unacceptable that Ford is not taking responsibility. This problem occurred on 03/26/14.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of GMC Acadia

The car involved was a 2009 GMC Acadia. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GKER33D49_. Replaced steering pump, two days later replaced steering pump again. The issue is that at all instances of no exceleration the steering becomes uncontrollable. However pressing the excellerator restores power steering. At times there was also cases where the steering would not cooperate when entering a freeway when not excellerating. It was 12/30/2013 when this power steering pump issue occurred.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of GMC Acadia

The VIN of this vehicle was 1GKEV23D59_. We have had issues that are getting more serious with our 2009 GMC Acadia regarding loss of steering control at low speeds and when turning. The wheel will lock up and become extremely hard to complete the turn. It has gotten so bad that I will not allow my daughter to drive it as the issue could cause a serious accident. Our mechanic has been calling other dealers and nobody seems to know if it is the steering rack or pump. Both will cost around $1000 to fix and we still done know if the issue will be fixed. What is GMC doing about this. Steering issues could cause them more problems than getting this issue fixed. This issue happened on Thursday, May. 15, 2014.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Acura TL

The vehicle is a 2004 Acura Tl. Ongoing problems went to dealer told was fine. Experience leaks and noise issues was told no problem. Back to dealer was told something wrong with steering rack , power steering pump and leak somewhere. Vehicle had several recalls in past for same problems. This issue happened on Monday, September 9, 2013.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Acura TL

The vehicle involved is a 2007 Acura Tl. VIN of the vehicle was 19UUA66297_. After the voluntary recall for the power steering pump hose to be repaired, the power steering pump began leaking. The dealer will not fix or repair the damage they caused to the pump. The failure date was Nov. 19, 2013.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Honda Accord

The car involved was a 2004 Honda Accord. The VIN of this Accord is 1HGCM66344_. The power steering hose was recently replaced due to recall 12v-222. However, I believe the power steering pump is damaged and is related to this recall. Multiple mechanics, including the dealer, suspect the pump may be going out, though it is still functioning fine. Honda should cover the cost of replacing the power steering pump. Also, the o-ring in the inlet hose was not replaced. I realize it was not part of the recall, but there are wide reports that this o-ring, once replaced, will resolve a leaking issue. Honda should also cover this. This problem occurred on 05/19/2014.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Honda Accord

The vehicle was a 2006 Honda Accord. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1HGCM66576_. I delivered my vehicle to a local Honda dealer (aventura Honda) on March 27, 2014 (pursuant to american Honda motor CO. 's letter to me dated March 2014 and telephonic instructions from american Honda motor CO. Personnel) regarding NHTSA recall 12v-222. Please note that, initially, I was unable to schedule the warranty part replacement with aventura Honda, despite my in-person and telephone attempts to do so. After several weeks, american Honda motor CO. Personnel arranged for an appointment. Prior to any work being performed, my vehicle was inspected by the service technician in my presence as he attempted to explain the 2-3 hours he estimated it would take to do the part replacement. At no point did he indicate that there was any defect in any of the connecting parts. I spent the entire time my care was being serviced in the service area attempting to me with the service manager as instructed by american Honda motor CO. Personnel. After the work was completed, I observed notes on the service invoice indicating that the pump and reservoir were now leaking. I brought this (and its discrepancy with the earlier inspection of my vehicle) to the attention of the dealer's service staff, to no avail. Upon returning home, I contacted american Honda motor CO. Personnel and relayed the incident to them and provided them with a copy of the invoice. I was told that american Honda motor CO. Would investigate and get back to me with their proposed solution. I have subsequently been contacted by both the dealer and american Honda motor CO. Personnel. I have been told that the cost for additional repairs to my car are estimated at over $600. 00. American Honda motor CO. Initially offered to offset that cost, but after I attempted to discuss the matter further, I was subsequently informed me that the offer had been rescinded and that they have closed the file on the matter. This power steering pump problem happened on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Hyundai Sonata

The car is a 2014 Hyundai Sonata. The new Sonata is a safety hazard when driving down the freeway. It will not stay in a straight line. It is constantly moving or fading right to left. Hyundai dealership responds its built to go to the right incase you fall asleep. I have done some research to find the Sonata has had a long history of this same problem since 2011. The dealership says its the electric power steering pump. Well at high speeds its hard to handle and the reaction time is more difficult to compensate the right and left movement. I will be taking into a second Hyundai dealership next Monday so they can evaluate it. These Sonata's really need to be looked at. If driving at high speeds they move into the other lane and that is a major concern that Hyundai is not looking at. The only thing the first dealership did was check air in tires and torque the suspension as well as hook up a computer to the steering assembly and tes the steering modes. Which Sonata has normal, soft and sport. The fade to right and left happens in all modes. This issue happened on Friday, April 11, 2014.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Hyundai Elantra

My Hyundai Elantra 2007 stalls randomly sometimes upon starting the car or at traffic stop. The eps light comes on and I lose control of the vehicle. When I turn off the car and start it again, it works normally. It used to happen in parking lots while starting earlier. Last week it stalled in the middle of a traffic stop. I had to turn off and start the car again in the middle of the road to move. I had taken my car to the dealer with this problem last year. The car was still under 5 year warrantly at the time. The dealer told that there is no problem with the car after investigating and that they were not able to recreate the issue. I am extremely concerned after reading other similar complaints on NHTSA website as well as on the internet on the same issue where car stalls after eps light comes on. I also saw that there was a recall for 2008 Elantras for stalling where fuel pump was replaced. My car's model year is 2007. I am scared that this could also happen in the middle of a highway while driving which is extremely dangerous. This power steering pump issue occurred Monday, January 2, 2012.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Infiniti QX56

The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Infiniti Qx56. The VIN of this vehicle was 5N3AA08C94_. I have a 2004 Infiniti qx 56 with 88000 miles on it. On Thursday 2/14/13 steering wheel turned to the right at 180 degree. On Friday 2/15/13 slip indicator and vdc appearred on the dash. Called the dealer and told to bring in the vehicle. When I got to the dealer the steering was completely lost. The steering wheel turned to a 360 degree freely and the tires did not move. The service dept. Came back and told me that the steering column/shaft was gone and would cost approx. $4000. 00 to fix. I contacted Infiniti consumer affairs on 2/19/13 and was told they would open a claim and hear back in a business day. I called on 2/21/13 and still haven't heard anything. In the meantime the vehicle has been repaired at my cost. At that mileage and the top of the line vehicle of Infiniti I don't think that problem should of happened. I am grateful that I wasn't on the road 2 minutes more than I was because it could of been a lot worse. On 2/21/13 when I recieved a call from service that the vehicle is ready I was told that it also needs a power steering pump in addition to the repair stated above. I believe that is a safety issue with the steering. This power steering pump issue occurred Fri., Feb. 15, 2013.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Jeep Wrangler

The car involved was a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. Expereince very loud and noisy exhaust manifolds, dealer found both intake manifolds to be defective and leaking , warrenty repair and replaced both. #2 leak found in power steering, dealer stated leas in lines, rack , and pump, warretny on all but the lines,#3 also found catalytic convertor leak, recommend replacement (again happens to be under warrenty) #4 found small hole in intermediat pipe, recommended replacement . #5 looking further dealership found cylinder head to be leaking!!!!!!!!!!!!! and yes, covered under warrenty. Now I am beginning to wonder about this dealership, as I have never used them before not did I but the Jeep from them. . #6 tech stated some wear in all ball joints , recommended replacement . #7 found steering damper to have a leak, recommended replacement, now as anyone can se there seems to be many issues related to my 07 jk. The failure date was Mar. 4, 2014.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Jeep Grand Cherokee

The vehicle was a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. There are three key parts that must work after a car starts, steering, braking and accelerating. The brake booster and power steering pump in my ¿11 Jeep Grand Cherokee need to be replaced. I¿m currently taking all precautions when driving, however this is not nearly enough. I feel that an accident is inevitable. It has now been two weeks waiting for two parts. Facing the worst weather conditions in years I would like to feel safe driving to work and with my family. I understand that certain statistics have to meet before issuing a costly recall, however under these conditions i¿m faced with (backordered parts) I don¿t see why an exception shouldn¿t be issued against Chrysler. If a problem exists you should be able to have the parts available to meet demand. Not being able to meet demand will almost surely provoke a class-action lawsuit. My question is what steps are being taken by the natsa against Jeep/Chrysler? hit the gym and flex your muscles. The worst action is not taking one. It was Wednesday, January 1, 2014 when this power steering pump issue happened.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Kia Motor Sorento

The car is a 2004 Kia Motor Sorento. The VIN of this vehicle was KNDJC73314_. Traveling at 40mph crankshaft bolt broke off inside crankshaft sprocket causing harmonic balancer and belt to fall off. Also had to replace a/c comp, water pump and timing belt due to damage. 1st instance. The failure date was 06/13/2012.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Kia Motor Sorento

The car involved is a 2005 Kia Motor Sorento. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is KNDJD73355_. 3/2/13 had timing belt replaced @50,031 miles on my 2005 kia Sorento to manual specs. Drove from phx to nashville. 5/2013 I heard a terrible squeaking sound under my hood,first thought loose belt. Went on to get it check out&as I was trying to make a right turn a few blocks from the house,my steering wheel was almost impossible to turn. Thought my power steering pump had gone out. I almost ran over 2 people crossing the street&almost hit another car. I was turning my steering wheel to the right w/all my might! everyone was honking at me&thought I was probably drunk! I was so upset. Had it towed to kia. My power train still under warranty,am original owner&denied coverage 3x. They tried to sell me a used engine for $5k. Stated they knew they could not get the broken piece of bolt out. I did some research on-line&there is many complaints w/ this problem,some have had it happen 2,3,4 x. Mgr. Told me my model had the new re-designed bolt,&it was brakes plus fault when they put on the timing belt. Mgr. Said that they should have never used the old bolt&that they put on a new bolt when replacing timing belt. I heard a TSB went out regarding the bolts to all service shops to use the new re-design bolt on 03&04 models,but not 05. If I had gotten a copy of that notice,I would have made sure that whoever replaced timing belt,used new bolt. A kia tech wrote:8/10/12 its not the bolt, it is the crank sprocket&balancer, the design of the balancer sticks out to far&weighs to much breaking off the spring guide pin. When there is a repair,we replace them everytime we do a timing belt on one. You take the crack sprocket&balancer&u add 2 more spring pins as well as drill&tap the crank&install a timesert (heavier helicoil) have not had one of these come back,if anyone is doing a timing belt I highly recommend doing this at the same time,but it will not break the bolt or sheer the guide pin. This power steering pump issue occurred Monday, May 20, 2013.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Land Rover LR2

Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is SALFS24N48_. The owner has a 2008 Land Rover Lr2. The contact stated that when the driver stopped the vehicle and turned the steering wheel to the left smoke was underneath the vehicle. The steering wheel locked when the failure occurred. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the steering pump was replaced and a new steering fitting kit was installed. The contact was also informed that the smoke was a result of the steering fluid spraying onto the exhaust system. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but refused to share any case information with the contact. The failure mileage was 56,000. This issue happened on May 23, 2011.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Land Rover Range Rover

The vehicle was a 1999 Land Rover Range Rover. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Land Rover Range Rover is SALPV1446X_. Power steering pump pulley detached from its weld post which caused the main belt to shred.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Lexus RX330

The car was a 2005 Lexus Rx330. I am having serious quality problems with my 2005 Rx330. The vehicle is kept in the garage and being taken care of like a family member. I took the SUV to a Lexus dealer for routine maintenance and was told that the stearing column was leaking and need to be replaced - approximate cost $1800. I was also told the front differential was leaking and need to be replaced - cost another $1000. This is not the end! approximately six months ago my water pump failed at the middle of a busy intersection, and I had to replace my water pump, timing belt, drive belts, etc only at 65k miles - cost $1200. Why every major key components are failing so early? I drove a car made by a competitor upto 110k miles without any of these issues. Lexus/Toyota is using defective/cheap parts at the expense and safety of consumers. I would recommend starting an investigation against Lexus/Toyota for faulty steering and power train components in RX, and based on the investigation, start a recall if needed. I reached out to Lexus in the past, but they don't acknowledge any quality problems with Rx330; however, when I searched the internet, I see hundreds of owners have the same issues and they are helpless. Lexus will not do anything, and therefore, we need NHTSA's help to push Lexus to recall Rx330 steering and power train components. This problem occurred on Oct. 13, 2012.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Lexus LS400

The car involved is a 1994 Lexus Ls400. When the vehicle is cold, the instrument panel does not light up. It takes about an hour of driving to "warm up" the dashboard and will eventually flicker. This happens constantly and seems to be an issue with all Lexus Ls400s. I am also having an issue with the power steering leaking. The leakage has caused my alternator to go bad. I have since replaced the alternator, steering pump and steering rack. The issue also seems to be for all Lexus Ls400s. This power steering pump problem happened on Sat., Oct. 1, 2011.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Lincoln LS

The car was a 2005 Lincoln Ls. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1LNHM87A95_. Power steering was leaking. I called Ford company and was told there was nothing they could do. Took it to two Ford dealers to get cheapest prices. Had to have power steering rod and pump replaced. Which cost another 1200. Going broke from this car. Air conditioner also stopped working but could not afford to have it fixed yet. Dealer says they have to take off the whole dashboard to fix. They tried to put add something to the air to cool it but it did not work. This issue happened on 11/03/11.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Lincoln Town Car

The car involved is a 2001 Lincoln Town Car. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Lincoln Town Car is 1LNHM81W01_. I was proceeding south on interstate 71 halfway between cleveland and columbus, at 55 mph. The road was dry. All of a sudden, the car started drifting towards the right. When I turned the wheel towards the left, there was no immediate response. When the car responded, it started drifting towards the left. I had no steering control of my car for about 10 seconds. Fortunately, I was able to straighten the wheels, and regain control. I had my mechanic inspect my car, and he determined that the power steering pump and its associated electronic control switch had to be replaced, as their malfunction caused my loss of steering control. I've since had those parts replaced. I no longer have the old parts. It was Sun., Jun. 5, 2005 when this power steering pump issue occurred.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Mazda MAZDA3

The vehicle was a 2009 Mazda Mazda3. This has happened 4 times now since I bought the car this summer. I all of a sudden lose steering control (feel like it has stalled but it hasn't) this lasts for a few seconds and continues on with normal steering. . . . . But very hard to even pull over when this happens. I have asked the dealership if they have heard of this and they say no---say I have to pay 150 to get it checked (that will come out of my pocket-and as a single mom-I can't do that)---from what I have read on here sounds exactly like it should be a recall on search results report date :January 4, 2014 at 12:37 am NHTSA campaign id number :10v374000 vehicle make / model: model year(s): Mazda / Mazda3 2007-2009 Mazda / Mazda5 2007-2009 manufacturer: Mazda motor corpreport receipt date: Aug 12, 2010 NHTSA campaign id number: 10v374000nhtsa action number: pe10021 component: steering:electric power assist system potential number of units affected: 215,000 summary: Mazda is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 Mazda3 and Mazda5 vehicles manufactured from April 2, 2007 through November 30, 2008. These vehicles may have a condition in which a sudden loss of power steering assist could occur at any time while driving the vehicle. Consequence: power steering assist is suddenly lost reducing the driver's ability to steer the vehicle as typically expected, and increasing the risk of a crash. Remedy: Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering pump and lines free of charge. The safety recall began on September 15, 2010. Owners may contact Mazda customer assistance center at 1-800-222-5500. Notes: this is not my actual address below-but it would not let me enter in a canadian postal code and city (which is in abbotsford, bc v3g 3e3 and sumas is closest to us. It was Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 when this power steering pump issue happened.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Mazda MAZDA3

The car involved was a 2008 Mazda Mazda3. There was crash involved with this Mazda Mazda3. This is not directly related to the power steering pump recall issue. The recall work has been performed on this vehicle by the dealer. I am writing to complain about a bigger issue regarding "design negligence" by Mazda as it relates to the placement of the power steering pump on this 2008-3. You see, the pump (an itegral part of the steering and vehicle safety control system) is mounted outside the car's frame, just forward of the passenger front tire. It is basically just behind the passenger headlight/foglight/bumper/quarter panel assembly. This location makes it very susceptible to damage in even minor accidents, rendering the vehicle uncontrollable and unsafe in the very instant where control and maneuverability may keep others from being injured or killed. What brought this to my attention was when a deer recently ran into this very location and rendered the vehicle uncontrollable and therefore undrivable. My daughter (who sustained a concussion) was driving the car at the time and was very shocked and surprised that even though the car was technically drivable (minus quarter panel, leadlight/foglight and part of the bumper cover) she could not physically steer the car. In addition, the officer writing up the accident report tried to maneuver the car off of the road to a safer location and was also unable to physically steer the car. There was nothing obstructing the turning of the wheel in either direction. I would hate to think what might have happened if this accident occurred at a higher speed and on a busier roadway or highway. This type of public health safety and welfare issue needs to be investigated and prosecuted. Car manufacturers need to be made to locate critical safety, handling, and manueverability components/equipment in places afforded some reasonable measure of protection and survivability in minor traffic accidents. This power steering pump problem happened on Fri., Nov. 1, 2013.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Mercedes Benz M Class

The vehicle having this issue was a 2006 Mercedes Benz m-class. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 4JGBB86E06_. I have same problem with my car and my model is not effected with this recall recall number: 05v224000 dates manufactured: Jan 0001 to Jan 0001 number of vehicles affected: 7191 date owners notified Jan 0001 on certain passenger vehicles, a hose clamp that secures the power steering fluid cooling hose to the power steering fluid cooler may not provide sufficient clamping force for this connection. Consequence of defect: a loss of power steering fluid can damage the power steering pump and may result in diminished power assist for steering which could lead to a crash. Corrective action: dealers will replace the power steering hose clamp free of charge. The recall began on may 17, 2005. Owners may contact mercedes-benz at 1-800-367. This issue happened on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Mercedes Benz R350

The car involved was a 2007 Mercedes Benz R350. The VIN of this vehicle was 4JGCB65E57_. Steering is difficult to turn while at low rpm or at standstill. Steering turns easily while rpm is >800. This is an ongoing problem with mercedes r-class and m-class. Power steering pump needs to be recalled and replaced. The failure date was 06/06/2013.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Mercury Grand Marquis

The vehicle was a 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2MEFM74W52_. Steering problem NHTSA # 13v385000, Ford recall13s08. "notchy, stiff or binding" steering, as in Ford's recall letter to dealers. Covered were 2005 -2011 models for recall. Solution: "replace lower immediate shaft, etc. Al". My marquis is a 2002 purchased in IL. Reputable local mechanic advised; power steering, fluid, pump, & belt o. K. , usually would not create above. Doesn't appear to be a local mechanic fix. (special tools sent to Ford. . . ) this model car / steering has not changed since 2002 & before. If found to be the problem at Ford dealership, is there any recourse? when these cases are decided, do you & others fundamentally state that if a vehicle that is over "x" years old is exempt from recall regardless of original identified defect or severity of outcome?. It was Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 when this power steering pump issue occurred.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Mercury Mariner

The vehicle is a 2008 Mercury Mariner. I drove into a parking lot and all of a sudden I could not steer the vehicle. It was like having 4 flat tires at once. No warning signals from the dashboard. After turning the vehicle off and restarting later I could steer it home. On the following Monday the 25th of November, I took it to a local mechanic I know and he decoded a power steering sensor malfunction. The whole steering column had to be dismantled to put in the new electric power steering pump. What happens if these units go out when you are doing 70 mph on the interstate? my cost was $1262. 43 I will never buy a Ford product again. It was Sunday, November 24, 2013 when this power steering pump issue occurred.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Mitsubishi Lancer

The car is a 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer evolution. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is JA32W8FV9A_. Started up one day and went to drive it and the all wheel drive pump had failed, caused a significant change in the handling of the vehicle. This issue happened on May. 9, 2014.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Mitsubishi Lancer

Mitsubishi Lancer evolution 9 rs model acd pump failure while driving under normal operating conditions. It was Thursday, September 26, 2013 when this power steering pump issue occurred.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Nissan Maxima

While driving my 2012 Nissan Maxima, I was slowing to a stop at an intersection. The car unexpectedly stalled due to a problem with the power steering pump. I was luckily able to push the brakes and emergency brake to get the vehicle to stop. After stopping, I restarted the car, and was without power steering after that. I have read online that there are many other 2012 Nissan Maxima owners who have had similar problems, others reporting the loss of power steering at highway speeds, which could lead to serious crashes or worse. My car is outside of Nissan's factory warranty, but given the car is only 2 years old with 43k miles, it seems it is still far to new to be having a problem such as this. Based on the comments online, it would be in Nissan's and the public's best interest for Nissan to issue a recall on the power steering mechanisms. This power steering pump issue occurred Saturday, March 8, 2014.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Nissan Altima

The car is a 2014 Nissan Altima. Power steering pump began making very loud high pitch whining noise after only owning the car for two days. Took to dealership and the service manager looked at it and claimed that the power steering pumps are electronic now and they do make a little noise but nothing like the noise my car was making. He contacted Nissan the very next morning and had a rep out to look at it. Currently my brand new car is sitting at the dealership not drivable because the power steering pump is on back order. Apparently Nissan has 13 of these pumps on back order so my car is not the only one with this issue. Nissan needs to look into a fix and recall these pumps before it does become a safety issue. This issue happened on February 23, 2014.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of SAAB 9-2x

The vehicle having this issue was a 2005 SAAB 9-2x. While pulling out of the driveway, I suddenly heard a loud noise from the engine bay and couldn't turn my steering wheel to exit the driveway. The failure was due to the rubber ring (inner ring) of the engine's crankshaft pulley becoming misaligned with the metal ring (outer ring), causing the belt for the power steering pump to become detached from the pulley. This caused the steering wheel to become suddenly difficult to turn which could have posed a dangerous situation if I were driving on a busy road. Please note my vehicle's engine and drivetrain is identical to the more popular and better-selling 2005 Subaru impreza, so this could have happened on that vehicle as well. My mechanic has seen this problem on multiple imprezas, but Subaru refuses to acknowledge the widespread problem. This issue happened on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of SAAB 9-7x

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 5S3ET13M07_. The vehicle is a 2007 SAAB 9-7x. The vehicle experienced numerous recurring failures. The vehicle was been taken to an authorized dealer to have the following failures repaired: license plate trimming, fuel sending unit, water pump, stabilitrak sensor, steering sensor, brake lights, front struts, front mounts, front bearings, upper control arms, serpentine belt, cup holder, manufacturer emblem, and the throttle positioning sensor. He also mentioned that his passenger side door speaker does not work during rainy weather conditions. The transmission also jerks into second gear during cold weather. The failure mileage was 6,000. The current mileage was 41,000. This power steering pump problem happened on Thursday, November 1, 2007.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Saturn ION

The vehicle is a 2006 Saturn Ion. Crash was involved with this problem. Within an hour of bringing the vehicle home from getting the fuel pump replaced on April 25, 2014, I received a frantic call from my daughter, panicked she had just been involved in an accident. She states she was driving home in a residential area and the car started veering back and forth uncontrollably. The car careened into the curb damaging the front passenger side and tire. It hit with such force, the vehicle ricocheted back into the middle of the road. My daughter then shifted it into park, turned it off and attempted to exit. The doors would not open and could not be unlocked, manually or with the key fob. 2 men driving by stopped and attempted to help her out of the vehicle, with no luck. As a last resort, she had to break out the driver side front window to escape. I then called dayl graves, and was instructed to have the vehicle towed back to their dealership so they could evaluate the vehicle. It is currently still at their dealership. After kevin, the mechanic, looked at the vehicle, he determined it was an issue with the power steering motor & column. It was Apr. 25, 2014 when this power steering pump issue happened.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Saturn VUE

The car was a 2008 Saturn Vue. Issue #1 ~ transmission while merging from one freeway to another, driving at a steady pace, the vehicle began to slip. When the slipping began, the delays were short, maybe lasting 10 seconds. However as I kept driving, they began to get longer and longer, in this particular incident. I was able to put my emergency flashers on and move over to exit the freeway. Since the initial time, this has happened several more times with the vehicle. And, because the slipping doesn't occur every time I drive it, I'm being told the issue can not be duplicated. . . Issue #2 ~ power steering as long as the vehicle is being steered straight, I have no complaints. However, the moment the vehicle is steered either left or right, it begins to make a loud roaring like sound. The roaring is especially prevalent when being steered to the left. I've taken the vehicle in twice now to be attended to. Each time I've taken it in, the power steering pump and fluids are replaced. The problem is still present. This power steering pump problem happened on 10/14/11.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Subaru Forester

2006 Subaru Forester. Consumer writes in regards to wheel bearing malfunction. The consumer stated while driving, the vehicle began to make some unusual sounds. She pulled over to check the tires, because it sounded like a flat tire. However, everything looked normal, so she continued driving. As she drove a little further and made a left turn, the brakes went out. She slowly eased the vehicle to the side of the road, where the rear tire fell off the axle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. An inspection revealed the wheel bearing broke. The consumer stated the same bearing was replaced on April 29, 2011. Also, the power steering pump was replaced. This problem occurred on 04/29/11.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Subaru Outback

2011 Subaru Outback 3. 6r limited purchased new in October 2010. Vehicle had steering/handling issues from the start. Excessive steering wheel/tire vibration/shimmy at highway speeds was immediately evident. In addition the car had a pulsation in the steering assembly when making slow turns. At highway speeds the steering had a "stick-slip" phenomenon while negotiating curves in the road. The dealership performed a series of fixes recommended by Subaru of America (soa) including new tires with road force balancing, steering box replacement bushings, steering hydraulic pump replacement, replacement steering wheel, and replacement of steering rack assembly. At the conclusion of the various fixes the tire vibration was essentially eliminated. However, the steering pulsation/sticking was only ameliorated. The dealership informed me that soa was aware of the steering issue and was working on a solution, but that nothing further could be done with my vehicle at this time. The condition I have described is, in my opinion, a dangerous one. While driving winding country roads in the rain there is a distinct loss of feel for the road, similar to encountering a momentary patch of ice. Because of the varying resistance felt through the steering wheel the car tends to oversteer and understeer in the turns. It is clear that soa's piecemeal replacement of parts to "fix" the problem is not the solution. There is more likely a design issue with the steering assembly that is mitigated but not corrected when major parts are replaced, perhaps due to component tolerances. This issue must be resolved by soa and a vehicle recall issued. This problem occurred on 10/07/10.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Suzuki XL7

The car is a 2008 Suzuki Xl7. Power steering stops working on turns at low speed. Replaced power steering pump, problem continues to occur. It was 02/19/2014 when this power steering pump issue occurred.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Suzuki SX4

The car involved is a 2007 Suzuki Sx4. Vehicle identification number (VIN): JS2YB41707_. Ok where do I begin, I have had this car for 5 yrs. , and it is a piece of crap. The air conditioner leaks water inside the car, I had it blown out and it didn't help, the power steering pump leaks, I don't have any power steering, the air bag light stays on. I paid 15,000 for this car, I feel its a lemon, but can't prove it, cause I don't have receipts from the last 12months. Does anybody else have these problems. I'm just sick of it, I know I got ripped off. What can I do about it, I will never buy another Suzuki. The failure date was Tuesday, October 2, 2012.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Toyota Camry Hybrid

The vehicle is a 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid. I was driving on street that had several potholes in both lanes. Lanes were blocked by barrels because of the roadwork being done. There were too many potholes to Dodge and none seemed significantly bigger than the rest. Since I was unable to swerve, because of traffic going the other way in the lane beside me, I hit a series of potholes. After the last one, which seemed a little bigger than the others, I heard a beep and the display read, "check vsc," which I know from the last time this happened means "vehicle stability control. " the parking brake light seemed to come on at that time. I could not get the car to roll any but instead had to hit the accelerator to move at all. The brake was not as powerful, so I had to be sure to brake in plenty of time. The steering seemed more restricted also, and there was a high-pitched buzzing that continued all the time unless the car was off with all doors shut. I live close by, so I was able to get my car back home but did not think it was safe to drive it to the dealership. I had aaa tow it a few days later. They told me at the dealership that a part of the anti-lock brake system would have to be replaced. They later found that one of the lines involved in keeping the engine cool was leaking and the water pump had to be replaced. It was Jan. 25, 2014 when this power steering pump issue happened.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Toyota Sienna

The vehicle involved is a 2013 Toyota Sienna. There are 2 problems I am experiencing with my 1 yr old Toyota 2013 Sienna van - 1> rattling noise coming frm back of 2nd row or 3rd seat - very hard to pinpoint source, took it to my dealer for 25k svc, explained, was notified they will run this check on my 30k mileage svc as van needs to be left for 3 to 4 hrs with them. There are a lot of internet blogs and postings on this issue, with some getting Toyota to replace 2nd or 3rd seating completely with a brand new seat and thus making noise disappear 2> when turning the steering wheel, whining noise in the background can be heard at very lo w speed around 15-25 mph or even less, very annoying and disturbing for any car driver. I believe that is may also signify an underlying problem, waiting to get out of control. With a range of moving parts working in tandem, it is difficult to figure out the source of such abnormal car sounds. However, one thing you can be sure of, is that the noise, in this case, is created due to some problem in the steering wheel assembly itself. The likely candidates are the power steering pump, pulley, or the belt. I believe - Toyota again is aware of this issue - as there are numerous blogs and postings on this issue as well, they should come out clean and make the necessary repairs ASAP prior an injury or fatality happens again. With all the re-calls Toyota has been issuing I urge nhsta to quickly act on it - prior new lawsuits or death occurs. Please help common man like me and others here to fight this behemoth giant !. The failure date was Thursday, April 3, 2014.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Volkswagen Tiguan

The car involved was a 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan. The car engine and power has shut down 5 times while driving. Four times on side streets as well as once on the highway. When this occurs the car must be placed into park to restart vehicle. The car looses all power except radio stays on. Highway incident the brakes had to be pumped. We have taken the car into the dealership to be fixed each time it has happened. First time we were told a computer update was needed. Second time the wiring harness and this third time the fuel pump. There are times it happened before we were able to et the car into the dealership. Second time it happened right after I pulled out of the dealership. This problem occurred on Monday, February 3, 2014.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Volkswagen Passat

The vehicle is a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. Electronic emergency brake fault; was driving on January 18,2014. My daughter was driving about 35 mph when this emergency brake light started flashing yellow. Also there was a red brake light that was flashing and beeping three times. She got the car under control mind you she is only 17 and she just bought this car from campus auto here in fort Dodge, IA on the 10th and he told her nothing was wrong with the car. Everything has went wrong with this car that can go wrong. She pulled over and read in her manual that with the beeping 3 times and the red light indicator said that she was suppose to get it to a trusted mechanic right away. So she did the Smart thing and called me to have the car taken to a mechanic. But what if she would have been on the highway and this would have happened. She would have lost control of this car on a highway. Please look into these Passat. There is something seriously wrong with them. Wheel bearings are bad in the rear. Fuel pump went bad. Coils burn. These are all dangerous things. Please help. This power steering pump problem happened on Jan. 18, 2014.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Volvo S80

We own a beautiful 2005 Volvo S80 t6 top of the line (fully loaded, twin turbos,18" rims, metallic green paint & parking sensors) only 80,300 miles. It's a $46,000 car unfortunately it is not safe for the road and is a hazard to all. It cannot go over speed bumps without shaking everyone inside violently. When driving the car the transmission will slip and stutter at low speeds meaning we cannot merge into traffic! there is also coolant leaking everywhere and spilling to storm drains and sewers list of diagnosed problems: -transmission rebuild neeed (even after paid $150 for transmission software upgrade) -left side window comes up and goes down -check engine light comes and goes -water pump has leak -crankcase ventilation system is clogged. -car cannot hold alignment and veers off -control arms and bushings are bad car has been serviced at a small swede shop & Volvo santa ana frequently and babied. It has new front struts, new belts, new brakes, new rear tires, new cabin filter, etc. Spent more than $2. 5k in the last year already. Volvo corporate denied any assistance and said there were 800 fixes made in the model year 2004. Obviously the car is flawed. The failure date was Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Volvo XC90

The car involved was a 2004 Volvo Xc90. Transmission replaced June 08 front control arms and bushings and coolant reservoir replaced sept. 08 thermostat & housing & temp sensor replaced Jan. 08 brake vacuum pump replaced for 2nd time Jan. 08 brake vacuum pump replaced sept. 07 gasket, o-ring, hose clamp recall sept. 07 power steering pump and brake vacuum pump installed July 07 steering rack solenoid replaced July 07 - (recall may 3, 08?) new bridgestone tires may 07 upper engine torques mount replaced March 07 recall wiper arm 156, ball joint 157 oct. 06 brake pad & rotors replaced oct 06 upgrade software a & c July 05 abs brakes warranty fix may 06 front pads & rear pads & rotors replaced Dec. 05 exhaust rubbing on driveline, install kit to hold exhaust off driveline Dec. 05 left rear wheel bearing & hub, rear pads & rotors replaced June 05 4 new tires June 05 turbo control valve replaced March 05 front pads and rotors replaced oct. 04. This issue happened on 06/03/2008.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Audi S4

The car involved is a 2004 Audi S4 cabriolet. Power coupling on power steering motor failed resulting in loss of steering as I was driving. . . . Dealer later informed me that this was a defect that had been corrected but I did not see a recall posted. This power steering pump issue occurred Monday, November 20, 2006.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Audi A4

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is WAUDF78E06_. The vehicle involved is a 2006 Audi A4. While performing a u-turn, the power steering pump pulley separated from the vehicle. The contact spoke with the dealer who replaced the power steering pump pulley. In addition, the a/c compressor was no longer functioning due to the power steering pump failure. The compressor was not repaired. The current and failure mileages were 54,000. It was Monday, June 7, 2010 when this power steering pump issue happened.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of BMW 760

The vehicle is a 2006 BMW 760i. The VIN of the problem 760 is WBAHL03516_. Had vehicle diagnosed for stalling, rough idling, loss of power, and shutting off in traffic. First BMW repair facility, "low pressure fuel pump output, and high pressure pumps verified vehicle has extended crank. Read out fault memory and found no relative faults stored. Proceeded to performed low pressure system check. Found output pressure low and after vehicle shut off system leaking back. Proceeded to replace intake fuel pump and fuel filter. " problem was still present 3 days later. Submitted vehicle into another repair facility where a BMW technician works on weekends to receive information from the facility owner, that BMW technician cannot touch my vehicle. Submitted vehicle into a 3rd repair facility to find that both high pressure fuel pumps have failed, "replace both high pressure fuel pumps, replace fuel tank pressure leak diag pump. " BMW repair facility was aware of this faulty reading before fixing a part that was not broken. They know their high pressure fuel pumps are faulty. This power steering pump problem happened on Mar. 12, 2014.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of BMW 325

The vehicle involved was a 2002 BMW 325i. Crash was involved with this problem. 02/19/2014 on a dry day,while driving in the center lane on I-4 around lakeland-FL, with 70mph a fedex vehicle's right rear tire blew off in front of me. I hit the brakes to avoid collision. Abs did not work and my brakes locked, my car has started spinning (3-4 times). My car went from the middle lane to the left lane then to the most right lane and off the road. Luckily I did not hit any other vehicles or the metal/concrete barriers while spinning out of the road. After the incident,while driving I have noticed a lymping at slow speed and high vibration at higher speeds. All 4 tires were damaged . 3 warning lights appeared on the dashboard: dsc + abs + brake(red color). On 02/22 I took my vehicle to my mechanic. All 4 tires were found were because of the braking. The diagnostcis tool read: 5df5 - control unit internal failure. I needed 4 new tires and my tires had 9/32 thread depth and were almost new. On Sunday - 02/23/2014 - I took in my vehicle for the tires. The tire shop declined to replace the tires under warranty because they were damaged by braking. They were nice enough to give me a discount and replaced the tires for $350. Teves dsc mk60 has been a problem not only in Bmws but other brands such as vw and Audi. Just google it. If you are lucky the issue surfaces itself while the vehicle is under warrantyif not, the abs pump unit is over $2300+labor and dsc module is over $1100+labor. I already spent $500 for the tires and brake flush. I have to pay one of the above prices to get my abs fixed. I did not have any warning lights before my abs (if dsc does not work abs does not work) failed. The lights came on for a few days and now they are not on this is very dangerous and needs to be investigated by NHTSA and fixed by BMW USA with a recall. I could have killed myself or hurt/kill other innocent people on that highway. Abs/dsc are very important safety components. This issue happened on 02/19/2014.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Buick Rendezvous

The vehicle involved is a 2004 Buick Rendezvous. The steering grinds and the power brakes dont stop unless you pump them when this happens,its not all the time,and the shifting gear broke while I was parked trying to put it into reverse. My name is linda k sellers,514 se gardens blvd,apt 127,burleson,TX 76028,817-295-0168 VIN 3g5db03e24s514117,ss 465047054. This power steering pump problem happened on Dec. 7, 2012.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Buick Enclave

The vehicle involved was a 2010 Buick Enclave. The VIN of the car is 5GALVBEDXA_. Power steering goes out at low speeds, very hard to turn. Dealer says we need new power steering pump & rack, as both are leaking. Not covered under warranty. The failure date was Thursday, May 15, 2014.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Cadillac CTS

The vehicle involved was a 2008 Cadillac Cts. While trying to park, the steering wheel becomes stiff. I took it to the dealer to correct problem and it cost me $2,558. 35 to replace steering pump and to get a wheel alignment. A week later I had to take the car back to the dealer for noises after applying the breaks and they had to replace both control arms and stabilizer links to correct problem. That job cost me $1,362. 93. In April 2013, my front passenger door handle didn't open from the outside. The dealer had to replace the inside door handle housing split, trim pad and handle housing. This job cost me $1,376. 99. Not sure why I'm having all of these problems when I get all the required maintenance and all jobs are done at a gm Cadillac dealership. This power steering pump issue occurred 07/18/13.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Cadillac Deville

The car involved is a 2005 Cadillac Deville. I was driving home after a driving rain. The car made a screeching sound for several seconds and then the steering wheel froze while I attempted to turn right. This has happened multiple times. Therefore I do not drive in the rain. Also the problem persists even after the power steering pump has been replaced secondary to a leak. This power steering pump issue occurred Jun. 1, 2012.

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car   Power Steering Pump problem of Jaguar XJ

The vehicle was a 2006 Jaguar Xj. The VIN of the problem Xj is SAJWA79B86_. : the contact stated while stopped at a traffic light, there was a rattling and grumbling noise coming from under the hood. Shortly thereafter, the power steering failed, and heat was felt coming from the dashboard and under the floor on the driver side of the vehicle. The vehicle was able to be coasted near a parking lot, and driven into a parking space. Excessive force was required to turn the steering wheel, which was accompanied by grinding noises. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, who determined that the mounting holes in the side of the engine block used for mounting the brackets that held the power steering pump onto the engine were not drilled properly. This caused the power steering pump to detach, which, while floating around under the hood, caused other components to detach. The dealer attempted to replace the affected components, however the mounting holes did not line up, preventing anything from being replaced. The entire engine was replaced to correct the problem. This problem occurred on 11/18/06.

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