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

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

5,455

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!

15,285

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.

Your Answer:

Mazda MAZDA3 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    440
  • #2
    Richard Boettger
    Reputation
    260
  • #3
    turbocavalier12
    Reputation
    170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mazda MAZDA6
11 Great Deals out of 576 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
99 Great Deals out of 5,148 listings starting at $1,965
Used Toyota Corolla
108 Great Deals out of 4,195 listings starting at $2,100
Used Honda Accord
26 Great Deals out of 1,618 listings starting at $3,495
Used Toyota Camry
32 Great Deals out of 2,143 listings starting at $2,445
Used Hyundai Elantra
118 Great Deals out of 3,784 listings starting at $2,497
Used Ford Focus
35 Great Deals out of 2,429 listings starting at $2,534
Used Mazda MAZDASPEED3
3 Great Deals out of 28 listings starting at $5,495
Used Nissan Altima
31 Great Deals out of 1,209 listings starting at $2,000
Used Subaru Impreza
16 Great Deals out of 917 listings starting at $2,490
Used Volkswagen Jetta
77 Great Deals out of 2,624 listings starting at $2,500
Used Hyundai Sonata
20 Great Deals out of 1,423 listings starting at $3,450

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Mazda MAZDA3 For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 767 listings starting at $16,895
2017 Mazda MAZDA3 For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 107 listings starting at $12,695
2016 Mazda MAZDA3 For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 157 listings starting at $11,887
2015 Mazda MAZDA3 For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 521 listings starting at $7,495
2014 Mazda MAZDA3 For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 431 listings starting at $7,935

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.