2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Power Steering Going Bad After Recall

Electric Power Steering Motor Picture

I have a 2006 Chevy Cobalt and the electric power steering is going out again. I had it replaced a couple of years ago but now it’s now working again. It seems very odd to me that it would go out again so quickly, what can i do?

Mechanic JK:
Was the first repair done under any factory warranty or did you have to pay for it?

No it was paid for because of a recall for my car. But it should last longer than 2 years.

I’m scared because I don’t have 1 or 2 thousand dollars to spend to fix it

OK. No it should not have not gone out again. That is, if infact the power steering motor is what has failed now. The recall only covers the motor, but there is also a module and steering column in the system. If the motor has failed again, then the dealer should replace it again at no cost to you.Electric Power Steering Motor Picture

Okay, that would be helpful, if it’s the module or the steering column, how much is that to get fixed?

If I remember, the module parts and labor would be approx. $400-$500. But the motor is by far the most common to fail.

Okay, well thank you very much this eases my worries a little, thank you very much for your time.

I’m going to reference you if that’s ok

Sure. I am sure if you search online you may also find other people with similar situation and their experience getting it replaced again.

Okay well do you have a name I could reference or anything? I’m just trying to have all the facts present when I go and talk with the place that fixed it before so they don’t try and screw me.

Just tell them you read it online from a dealer mechanic.

Okay, thank you very much again I appreciate your time.

Good luck.