Join Date: May 2013
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
2006 LS Eletrical Issues
Hey everyone, i'm new to the forums though i've been a lurker on here for quite sometime. I've been having issues with my GF's 06 LS. I've read on here a couple of times now that others have had the issue and there was even a recall on it. But here's my story and thank you to anyone and everyone who responds.
Her 06 has the typical power-steering issues. It loses the power steering gauge cluster goes crazy and her tranny goes into limp-mode.
I was thinking we could have it fix with the recall and here is where it gets interesting. Her vin doesn't fall under the recall of the 1.3 million cobalts that were included. Weird, but okay so I paid the $1,100 to have both the EPS motor and module fix.
It worked for a bout 3 weeks and the issue came back.
I left it with the shop so they could try to replicate it. Weird thing is, the issue only happens when she hits a pot hole or a bump in the street. Other than that it runs smooth.
They sat there and drove it for about 3 days no issue. On the 4th and last day they finally got the issue to arise. Downfall is when they ran a scan there was no codes that were being thrown.
That being said, they did the "wiggle test" and found that the ground wire behind the firewall was a little loose. They use an eletrical impact to re-ground the wire. I'm not saying this will fix the issue as we've only had this done in the last couple of days but i'm hoping it will.
Does anyone else have any other input/suggestions that I should look into?