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What Does the Power Steering System Warning Light Mean?

What Does the Power Steering System Warning Light Mean?

Warning lights on the dashboard are always concerning. If one pops up that looks like a steering wheel, there's something wrong with the car's power steering. You might be wondering what exactly that means and whether you can continue driving. Power Steering Basics All cars from the last few decades have power steering. Manual steering takes a lot of effort, and power steering relieves that. The system could be either hydraulic or electric, with the latter becoming more common. If there's an issue with the system, the car will automatically disable power steering until it has been fixed. Power Steering Warning Light Causes Hydraulic Systems The warning is likely letting you know that the car is low on power steering fluid. Check the level right away and fill it if you can. However, if there's fluid loss, there's a leak somewhere. If the fluid level isn't low, there's another issue that will need diagnosing. Electric Systems Occasionally, little glitch ... read more

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