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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-14-2010, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
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Is the Steering Recal a Must to Do ?

Apologize if this has been covered already, but just wanted to ask if this Steering Recall is absolutely necessary to do? Our 2009 new XFE has been ABSOLUTELY perfect so far - no problems with steering or anything else, for that matter. We drive only around the town a bit - no highway or any long trips or such. (in a year, we put 2000 km so far - sill haven't changed the original oil

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-14-2010, 07:28 AM
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Hmm that reminds me I havent gotten mine looked at. I think your supposed to because if I remember correctly a member on here had the power steering go out while driving. Could be wrong though...
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I would go ahead and get it done, it only takes about 2 hours tops. Better safe than sorry and in a wreck.



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So do you just have to make an appointment or wait because I heard they send you a letter in the mail telling you to get it done but I haven't got one yet?
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Oh, yes, they do - i have received at least 3 letters so far - the last one in a bright orange colored envelope !!!
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You can take your car in, they will write down the VIN, and place it on order, when it comes in they will make you an appointment to get it done. Or at least that's how it worked for me, even though I had the letters, they did not ask for them.



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Yeah I would consider it a must-do...
There have been a few wrecks because of the power steering going out while driving.
I had mine done last week. Took them like 45 mins max. Just take the letter to your local Chevy dealer and they will help you out
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Will they do it if your car is no longer stock?

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Apologize if this has been covered already, but just wanted to ask if this Steering Recall is absolutely necessary to do? Our 2009 new XFE has been ABSOLUTELY perfect so far - no problems with steering or anything else, for that matter. We drive only around the town a bit - no highway or any long trips or such. (in a year, we put 2000 km so far - sill haven't changed the original oil

Thank you so much. And just to say it again: we are very,very pleased with our car, and we love it !!!
Yeah, you really need to get it done. The first time it goes out could be the time you have an accident. All GM will tell you then, is "we told you so." Oh, and your owners manual tells you that you MUST change your oil at least once a year no matter the mileage.

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Will they do it if your car is no longer stock?
Yes, unless you have modified the steering wheel shaft or the original electric motor.

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Take it in. There is a reason they recalled that motor.


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