well. My 2013 volt power steering craped out at 71,000 miles+-. It happened at an intersection yesterday while I was turning left and a big ol truck was turning right across from me. it just stopped working, it jerked the wheel to the right... if that guy was not driving as quick as he was I would have nailed him right in the midsection. Got honked at by the person behind them, which if they did not brake they would have hit me. Got that Service Power Steering message. I called Chevy dealer immediately. they said that there is a service call to program that power steering. took it in this morning. got a call back about 3pm. They said that the reprogram did not work and that I need a new steering gear (which I believe is the whole rack). They said they can do for $1800 and would take 6 hours. I told them I could not do that. They said, ok that will $55; their service bulletin did not work so they charged me $55. the power steering in my 79 chevy truck still works fine. I did some searching on here: 2012 volts are to have their steering gear replaced under extended warranty, 2013 is to get a systems update for it..? I see they are the same model number. now my car will just sit there until I can replace it. I do not think the steering wheel and column are designed to take the forces needed to drive this car without power steering. If the steering column breaks under these conditions, guess who's fault that is going to be. I own two of these cars. I can get a rack from ebay for about $200 with 1 year warranty. I have no clue what it will take to replace that thing anyone have a how to or chevy manual for this thing.