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Power Steering Light On problems of the 2010 Chevrolet HHR - part 1



38 problems related to power steering light on have been reported for the 2010 Chevrolet HHR.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 1
Failure Date: 10/17/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Hhr. The contact stated the power steering had malfunctioned. The power steering warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where they diagnosed that the power steering motor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle failure mileage was 120,000.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 2
Failure Date: 07/03/2016

The power steering light recently has started comings on resulting in the power steering going out while I am driving. Initially it went out when I was turning a corner, today it went out while driving straight down the highway. This is dangerous because I have a hard time trying to steer it off the road anytime it happens. I have already had the ignition switch recall taken care of and am now wondering if this is a related problem. I've really enjoyed my Hhr but am very unhappy that this is going on and am now very nervous to try to drive it to a auto repair, the nearest being 75 miles away. This started happening 5 days ago on July 3, 2016.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 3
Failure Date: 06/11/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Hhr. While driving 10-25 mph, the power steering assist warning light illuminated and the power steering failed. The contact stated that the steering required excessive force to operate. The contact also stated that the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the power steering torque sensor assembly and eps motor controller unit needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 77,000.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 4
Failure Date: 04/20/2016

Power steering assist fails. . Started randomly but now happens every time I drive. . Can drive approx. 1 mile each time when the power steering light comes on and the power assist fails. . . . Dealer informs me my VIN number is not part of the recall. . . This started happening shortly after breaking 80,000 miles on the vehicle. . . The mileage seems to be concurrent with most other complaints for this problem. . I am leary of dealer repairing this as they told me to check my power steering fluid, but this vehicle does not use power steering fluid.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 5
Failure Date: 02/19/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Hhr. While driving 15 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The power assist warning light illuminated. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14v153000 (steering) and stated that the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 6
Failure Date: 08/22/2015

While exiting onto the freeway at 45 mph the power steering light went on and the steering didn't work. I realized the it was difficult to maneuver the steering wheel and car and got off on the first exit which was 2 miles away. I tried not to panic as I had my kids in the car. I then went to the nearest gas station. Turned off the car to cal my husband. And when I tested the car to turn it back on the power steering light was off and then the steering wheel was normal. I decided I needed to try and get home, we were 45 minutes away from home. As I drove the car again at a steady speed I stayed on the slowest lane and while driving on the freeway again the power steering stopped working at 65 mph. Since then it still happens once we drive it. I have a video of when it goes on. I safely recorded the malfunction. This is our only transportation and we just bought it from carmax in may.


car   Power Steering Light On problem 7
Failure Date: 06/19/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Hhr. The contact stated that while driving, the power steering warning light illuminated. The steering wheel seized and required excessive force. The contact shut the vehicle off and restarted the engine, however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and diagnosed for steering failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000. Sms.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 8
Failure Date: 01/02/2015

My power steering light came across the dash and I could not steer my car to good. It will not go out now and I have 2 kids that we almost got into an accident when this happened. I have only had my car a year and a half and I think someone should be fixing it for me at no cost.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 9
Failure Date: 12/16/2014

Driving on interstate and the steering warning light came on, the steering became almost impossible to manage. Pulled off at next exit thinking I would check the fluid level. Couldn't locate the fluid reservoir and read the manual to find out that the power steering is electrically controlled. Came close to losing control of the vehicle at high speeds.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 10
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Hhr. While driving various speeds, the power steering warning light illuminated and the steering wheel seized and required excessive force to maneuver. When the vehicle was initially started, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The failure recurred multiple times. The dealer diagnosed that the power steering motor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v153000 (steering). The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.


 
car   Power Steering Light On problem 11
Failure Date: 07/23/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Hhr. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the steering wheel seized and the power steering warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 14v153000(steering), however the vehicle was not repaired because the part was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 66,000.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 12
Failure Date: 06/03/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Hhr. The contact stated while driving 10 mph and making a left turn, the power steering warning light illuminated as the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The contact restarted the vehicle and it functioned properly. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 58,409.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 13
Failure Date: 05/01/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Hhr. The contact stated that the power steering failed as the steering wheel became hard to maneuver. The power steering warning light illuminated. The contact mentioned that she received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14v153000 (steering). However, the part was not available for repair. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure and current mileage was 59,000.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 14
Failure Date: 03/30/2014

On 03/30/2014 the power steering light went on my Hhr panel and the power steering went out. At that time I could power off the car and the power steering would work for one to two days. Within a week of this, the power steering would go out each time the car was started and driven within 5 minutes or less. It occurs if you are driving at 5 mph to 65 mph and if the car is cold or hot. This is becoming more of a safety issue as it requires extra strength to maneuver the car since no power steering is available. At this time Chevrolet has announced a recall on 03/31 for the 2010 Hhr but nothing has shown up when I put my VIN number on their website. I am concerned about not having power steering but we need the car for transportation. Today is June 5 and this issue occurs every day and no recall notice has happened with my VIN. The mileage was adjusted from the original complaint.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 15
Failure Date: 03/21/2014

I own a 2010 Chevrolet Hhr. While driving approximately 75 mph in the fast lane on I-75n. The power steering sensor light had illuminated and the power steering suddenly malfunctioned making the steering wheel stiff and almost impossible to move. I was somehow able to safely across 3 lanes to off ramp, luckily immediately to the right was able to glide into a parking lot. Parked the vehicle and turned ignition off, checked all fluids under hood, read manual and advised to take keys out and restart. So I restarted the engine and the vehicle operated as normal, the warning signal was gone and wheel was moving. I reported this to gm immediately and have taken vehicle to dealership, where they do not seem to be acting as if this is urgent. They have stalled 2 days now without diagnosing, they will not provide me with a loaner vehicle and therefor I have no choice then to continue to drive the vehicle, knowing the severe threat it has to myself and others on the road. This car is a death trap. I have had numerous issues with this vehicle. I take it in for an issue atleast every other month. Also since steering issue have had the "air bag service" light has come on several times. Will have dealership check this malfunction out too. I think this means if my steering goes out and I crash, then I will not have an airbag to save me. . I call this car "christine"!! I am very upset that gm and the dealership do not handle this malfunction more seriously. Death trap!.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 16
Failure Date: 02/28/2014

I was driving down the road when all of a sudden the power steering light came on. I went to pull into a parking lot and the car hit a curb because the power steering shut off. I shut the car off and turned it back on and the power steering worked again. Started driving home and with in 5 miles it happened again. Drove it direct to the mechanic. They said it was the power steering motor.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 17
Failure Date: 01/01/2014

As I was driving, the power steering light came on and the power steering went out. The next day, I took it to a repair shop. The problem had disappeared. Several weeks later, the problem recurred. I was advised to take it to a GMC dealership. The dealership replaced the electronic motor assist motor (recalled on other VIN numbers). And they charged me a hefty fee for the replacement.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 18
Failure Date: 12/31/2013

I have been having issues with the power steering light coming on the dash as I am driving. It occurs randomly, but after reading several websites I am very concerned that this is a common problem that needs to be addressed and a recall issued. Once I turn off the car, and turn it back on the steering wheel softens from its previous rigid state. I never know when it might occur and that is disturbing. Through research I have found that this is the same system that is in the chevy colbalt and a recall was issued, so why not the Hhr? it appears that a lot of consumers are experiencing this and we need corrective action!!!.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 19
Failure Date: 11/28/2013

When I drive my chevy Hhr is was not sound alert only the power steering light come on and hard to drive almost had on accident,when I try to check the fluid is nothing so I call the local dealer and told me that kind the car no use power steering fluid is electric my concern is post to have same kind of alert before used in my case is happened on a busy street . Maybe you guys help to this not happen again how I don't know maybe with the Chevrolet company because I heard I not the first person this is happen can be a defect in the car. . . . . . Thanks for u time I try to write correct.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 20
Failure Date: 10/16/2013

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Hhr. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The power steering warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the technician stated that the power steering motor would have to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 21
Failure Date: 09/28/2013

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Hhr. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the power steering system malfunctioned and caused the steering wheel to slightly seize. The contact stated that after shutting the vehicle off, the vehicle was restarted and resumed without failure. The contact did not take the vehicle to a mechanic or a dealer. The failure mileage was 40,000.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 22
Failure Date: 08/12/2013

I was driving and the power steering light went on, the car started to smell like it was on fire and the power steering was gone. Lost control of the vehicle and hit a curb. No injuries and no other damage to vehicle. Could have been worse if inexperienced driver or elderly person was behind the wheel.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 23
Failure Date: 07/26/2013

I was driving on the expressway and my power steering warning came on and vehicle was tighter, after exiting the expressway the vehicle became even harder to steer. I pulled into a has station checked all the fuses all we're fine, restarted the vehicle power steering worked again, after a few miles the power steering light came back on and was difficult to turn. This is very dangerous I had 3 small children in my vehicle and could have been a very bad situation.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 24
Failure Date: 07/24/2013

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Hhr. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph, the power steering warning light illuminated as the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The vehicle was shut off and when restarted, the power steering assist resumed normally. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering motor was defective. The power steering motor was replaced and the failure was remedied. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 25,557. Updated 05/06/14 MA updated 05/09/2014.

car   Power Steering Light On problem 25
Failure Date: 07/23/2013

Power steering light comes on while im driving. Im unable to turn my wheel w/o using alot of force.