What does it mean when the power sterring warning indicadior light isvon

Asked by May 27, 2016 at 01:30 PM about the 2009 Mazda MAZDA3

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Because your car is equipped with electronic power steering vs older hydraulic models, it means that there is an error in the ps unit, whether it be a module, or the steering column or the wheel rack. I WOULD ADVISE YOU NOT TO DRIVE THE CAR. Have it towed to the dealer or a reputable repair shop immediately. Not only could continued use cause significant damage and costly repairs to the car, worse, the steering can fail and possible cause an accident. Best of luck!

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Has it been in for the recall?~~Mazda is recalling 2007 through 2009 model-year Mazda3 and Mazda5 models for an issue with the power-steering system. The recall follows an investigation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), looking into power-steering system failures in the 2007-2009 Mazda3. Altogether, 33 complaints were received and three crashes were attributed to the issue. The recall affects about 300,000 North American vehicles altogether, including some 2007 models, all 2008 models, and most 2009 models of the Mazda3 and Mazda5. A Mazda source told the publication that rust contamination in the vehicles' hydraulic steering system can cause the pump to overheat and shut down, sometimes temporarily. A service bulletin has already been out for more than a year.

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