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2014 Chevy volt 50,000 miles; yesterday I got a service power steering morning along with loss of that system. Is this a Major thing or an annoyance in the gen1? I have only owned the car for two months and about 8000 miles.

Due to some very heavy rain I did have to have it pulled out of mud yesterday. (Front wheels got stuck in beautiful Texas clay/mud)

If I shut the car down for even a few minutes the problem corrects itself but then I get the warning and loss of power steering after about two more minutes of driving.
 

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I really hate to state the obvious, but don't you think getting the front wheels stuck in the mud caused this problem? Or were you having this problem before that? Asking if this is a major thing or an annoyance in the gen 1 is kind of harsh if the mud caused the problem.
Anyway, my 2011 has had only two extremely minor problems, it is a very solid car. If your problem did start AFTER the mud incident, I would hope that maybe just a sensor somewhere is either covered in mud or whatever. Are you getting any check engine light? If so, that might point you in the right direction. If not, it looks like a trip to the dealer is in order. Whatever you find, please keep this board informed for future reference to all of us members.
 

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There was a notice for PS issues in some Gen1s. I have it listed in my signature. However, it was not for complete loss of PS. I think you are the first I have seen for a complete loss of PS so my assumption is it was damaged either by being stuck or by the extraction.
 

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Get it serviced. It may be covered by the GM factory warranty. Read the Owner Manuals for details.
 

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I lost my PS in Feb 2017 and posted a thread called "Power steering control module failure" on 2/6/17. No mud or towing, but the dealer ended up replacing the PS components at no cost to me. I don't think they had ever encountered this issue, as it took them 4 weeks to figure it out and finally get it fixed - it didn't start out as a warranty item in their mind, but it ended up that way [2011 Volt, 35k miles].
 
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