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Old 05-29-2013, 05:47 PM   #151
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This is a decidedly weird issue. Is it a random occurance? Autocorrecting? Only happening to an extremely small minority? WTF
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:53 PM   #152
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Maybe they should immediately recall ALL of our cars, and give us all brand new ones that will be guarantied to NEVER have ANY kind of failure and will ALWAYS be PERFECT for all eternity.
Dont be ridiculous. We just want them to at least acknowledge the problem.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:02 PM   #153
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Happened again for the 3rd time

I am at 420 miles right now. It happened again for the third time. I was dropping a friend home. We stepped out of the car and spoke for a few minutes. Got back into car and the annoying "Service Power Steering" error appeared again. I couldn't just wait in her drive-way for 15 minutes, she'd think I was weird. So I called her, stepped in and got myself a beer. Started the car after 15 minutes and the error had gone away.

The dealer couldn't figure it out the last time I took it in and he said "I know its not what you want to hear after spending 40k on a new car, but unfortunately we are unable to find the cause".

This is ridiculous. And its getting really annoying now.

I am trying to remember if there was a pattern. The one thing that was common in all three occurrences was that I did not lock the car. I simply walked away, came back after 5 to 10 minutes, and tried to start the car. Maybe I'll experiment this weekend, and see if I can force the "Power Steering Error" to appear again.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:10 PM   #154
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So I called her, stepped in and got myself a beer. Started the car after 15 minutes and the error had gone away.

mmmhhh sound like an excuse to me!

I got the same, toghether with a lot other simptoms..
im my case it was some dirty passt through sealing of front tyre and casue problem to ABS sensor..
at dealer they replace the sensor and seal again better...
no problem since then..
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:24 PM   #155
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Well, this problem has now found its way to my car too - '13 M6

Was driving and then the steering got heavy and the below message popped up:

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Stopped and started a number of times and didn't go away - then left it for 10 minutes and everything is back to normal.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:32 PM   #156
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what mileage?
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:19 PM   #157
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what mileage?
8,500 miles
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:19 AM   #158
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Just got this error on my car this morning when I started it up. I will check it when I get home if it has cleared itself. I'm at 1550 miles.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:49 AM   #159
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I can tell you guys this from having about 5 ECM shutdowns at the racetrack. Cycling the ignition off and on will not reset a problem code, the car needs to be left off for at least 5-10 minutes before it will put the code on hold and let the car run normally. If you really need it to work instantly, you can pop the hood and disconnect the ECM main at the left front of the engine bay, leave it off for 10 seconds and all codes will clear and you can snap it back on and go. If you plan on taking it to the dealer there will be no evidence of a problem left behind if you do that. Good luck to you guys still having problems with this.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:43 PM   #160
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Well it is now gone. Hopefully it doesn't happen again, but we will see.
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:26 PM   #161
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Just got this error on my car this morning when I started it up. I will check it when I get home if it has cleared itself. I'm at 1550 miles.
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:35 PM   #162
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Well it is now gone. Hopefully it doesn't happen again, but we will see.

Mine failed and revived a couple of times before complete failure.

It was replaced under warranty.

NOW, I have the achy breaky leaky weepy Brake Fluid Reservoir scheduled for replacement today.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:15 AM   #163
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Sorry to hear you guys are still having issues with this........no wonder the stealerships here can't sell anymore ZL's. There's about ten available locally and they've been sitting for a LONG time.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:11 PM   #164
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Sorry to hear you guys are still having issues with this........no wonder the stealerships here can't sell anymore ZL's. There's about ten available locally and they've been sitting for a LONG time.

You know that WARRANTY ISSUES have nothing at all to do with buying a ZL1! If they aren't selling there are two reasons. The first issue is some dealers are greedy and refuse to "become flexible on the out the door price". The second and more important issue is the financial status. Serious buyers come in pre qualified and ready to buy! Gives you a lot more leverage at negotiating an actual "out the door price" and avoids the "numbers game"!
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:10 PM   #165
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Having just logged 4000 miles in past 5 days , when I turn the steering wheel to the left or right , I hear a distinctive sound like a faint HUM noise, but noticible !

I assume its a rack and pinion issue ?
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:13 PM   #166
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This noise I'm reporting , seems come on between switching from sport to tour mode
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Having just logged 4000 miles in past 5 days , when I turn the steering wheel to the left or right , I hear a distinctive sound like a faint HUM noise, but noticible !

I assume its a rack and pinion issue ?
Oh no!

Feel free to send me a private message and we can take the necessary steps to get this inspected.

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Old 09-04-2013, 08:19 PM   #168
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so just exactly what can or are you going to do about this issue? we've seen posts like yours many, many, many times over as if the same post is just copied/pasted regardless of what the issue is.

sorry to be so abrupt but it seems like forum members like yourself that are suppose to be here to actually "help" are doing nothing more than making a presence on the forum. just once would I like to hear from someone that actually got something accomplished by posters like yourself.

my $$$ is being bet on nothing will happen about this particular power steering problem until GM is hit with a massive lawsuit from a victim that either suffers from severe injury or worse yet death.
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:36 AM   #169
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What I'd like to see would be a moratorium on the fuel mileage benefits of EPAS until they get this whole business straightened out and truly ready for prime time. IOW, either no credit given for the fraction of a mpg that EPAS is worth or an assignment of the same amount as a credit for hydraulic PAS.

Reliability of the vehicle controls absolutely must trump a tiny mpg benefit.

The current Mustang's EPAS is not without a problem or two of its own, so EPAS difficulties are wider than just Camaro or just Chevy.


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Old 09-05-2013, 10:36 AM   #170
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Is there a common cause across all ZL1s for the power steering failure? Does it occur on other model Camaro's as well?
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:12 PM   #171
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I am at 420 miles right now. It happened again for the third time. I was dropping a friend home. We stepped out of the car and spoke for a few minutes. Got back into car and the annoying "Service Power Steering" error appeared again. I couldn't just wait in her drive-way for 15 minutes, she'd think I was weird. So I called her, stepped in and got myself a beer. Started the car after 15 minutes and the error had gone away.

The dealer couldn't figure it out the last time I took it in and he said "I know its not what you want to hear after spending 40k on a new car, but unfortunately we are unable to find the cause".

This is ridiculous. And its getting really annoying now.

I am trying to remember if there was a pattern. The one thing that was common in all three occurrences was that I did not lock the car. I simply walked away, came back after 5 to 10 minutes, and tried to start the car. Maybe I'll experiment this weekend, and see if I can force the "Power Steering Error" to appear again.
Apparenctly the remedy is , you move in with your ( friend ) have a beer every time you intend to drive the ZL1 and no more problems !!!
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:32 PM   #172
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I've been able to re-crate my power steering issue on a ride from Jacksonville to Georgia today.... First playing between Tour and Sport on suspension, nadda....... Then when I put car into SPORT MODE and switch between PTM's , the noise returns upfront when turning either direction.....

Which makes some sense, as it's my understanding, depending on which PTM mode one is in, the electronic steering is supposed to make the steering feel tighter?

However the noise is not supposed to be present!
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:09 PM   #173
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I have an update on my power steering unit error:
While I had not had a P.S. problem recently, I did start getting a "Service Suspension System" alert nearly every day. The error would resolve itself after a while. Took it to the dealer today, they found the front connector to the power steering unit was not pushed in all the way (not fully seated). There was a piece of plastic from the latch inside the connection, preventing it from going in all the way. Since fixing this, I've experienced no more errors. The mechanic mentioned much of the ECM communication goes through the P.S. unit and was likely the cause of the suspension errors (which were caused by an intermittent lack of communication).
Hope this helps someone with a similar issue.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:46 AM   #174
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This happened to me today!.. twice. . First time I turned around and came home. I was going to drop wife off then go to dealership and then poof.. got home, shut it down for maybe 2 minutes and it was fine..


what is the fix for this when the car goes in? If they replace my ecm I will need to reflash it before the car could even be tested
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:43 AM   #175
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I have an update on my power steering unit error:
While I had not had a P.S. problem recently, I did start getting a "Service Suspension System" alert nearly every day. The error would resolve itself after a while. Took it to the dealer today, they found the front connector to the power steering unit was not pushed in all the way (not fully seated). There was a piece of plastic from the latch inside the connection, preventing it from going in all the way. Since fixing this, I've experienced no more errors. The mechanic mentioned much of the ECM communication goes through the P.S. unit and was likely the cause of the suspension errors (which were caused by an intermittent lack of communication).
Hope this helps someone with a similar issue.
Please tell me that someone has some pics of said connector?
Sounds like something that we should be able to check out at home in the garage rather than taking it to the dealership?
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