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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,799 miles

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2014 Chevrolet Volt steering problems

steering problem

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2014 Chevrolet Volt Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 192016


  • 38,000 miles


I've experienced sudden and complete loss of power steering. It can be temporarily alleviated by turning the vehicle off for serveral minutes, however, the problem will usually persist at some point thereafter. This has happened at both low speeds and at highway speeds.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #2

May 102016


  • 31,396 miles
Sticking steering. Temporary locking feeling steering while driving freeway speeds as well.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012014

Volt 4-cyl

  • 11,000 miles
Beginning at approximately 11,000 miles and on relatively straight sections of highway above 50mph, the steering develops a mechanical lock or catching sensation that takes approximately 5lbs of force to overcome and makes it difficult to make fine changes to the steering to maintain straight driving. After the locking is overcome, there is then an increased degree of play in the steering (a few degrees of turning the steering wheel results in no corresponding turn in the front wheels) that leaves me with the sensation that I am not in control of the vehicle. It is more of an annoyance, but it is very fatiguing and distracting on longer drives to be constantly grappling with the steering system for control of the vehicle. Interestingly, I discovered exactly the same problem on a rented Chevrolet Cruze in December. Since the Volt and Cruze share many components, I wonder if this is an endemic problem.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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