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LOL....Last I checked this is still a free country (for the time being). I can and will FREELY provide my opinion and guidance as does everybody else on this forum including you I am sure. I didn't come on here to ruffle yours or anybody else's feathers, jiminy Christmas. When I copied and posted the exert from the bulletin, it didn't format it the same as in the actual bulletin. The section about "Dealers are to service all vehicles subject to this recall at no charge to customers, regardless of mileage, age of vehicle, or ownership, from this time forward." is actually in a new paragraph below the the paragraph you point out the wording. Your OPINION is that the two paragraphs are conjoined and that the first paragraph dictates the second paragraph. And that's fine, that's your OPINION. My OPINION is that since they started a new paragraph it indicates a second RESPOSIBILITY that the dealer must do. .Here it is in the EXACT format from the bulletin.

DEALER RECALL RESPONSIBILITY – All

All unsold new vehicles in dealers' possession and subject to this recall must be held and inspected/repaired per the service procedure of this recall bulletin before customers take possession of these vehicles.

Dealers are to service all vehicles subject to this recall at no charge to customers, regardless of mileage, age of vehicle, or ownership, from this time forward.


Now why do I believe that the second paragraph is separate to the first paragraph? Simple, because the first paragraph clearly uses the words ALL UNSOLD NEW vehicles. So in my OPINION, the first paragraph is clearly talking about NEW vehicles that have not been sold yet, because that's what it says. The second paragraph is clearly indicating USED vehicles with the words regardless of mileage, age of vehicle, or ownership. Regardless of Mileage indicates it could have ANY amount of miles on it. Regardless of age indicates it could be ANY age. Regardless of ownership indicates it could have changed ownership MULTIPLE times. ALL of which means it is no longer NEW and obviously is no longer an UNSOLD vehicle. So again MY OPINION is the two paragraphs are NOT conjoined but two separate responsibilities that a dealer should adhere to. Sorry if my opinion offends you. I do agree with you that anybody should call the dealer to verify, but I kind of thought that was self explanatory. Its not like somebody is going to be able to walk into a dealership and be able to say I read some guys opinion on the internet therefore you have to do it...LOL Like my opinion or guidance is law..
 

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I didn't say not to share your opinion, but to be careful when doing so. Some folks don't read everything, and so they may not get the entire story. I've done it and I'm sure you have as well.

I also suggested that the owner should call the dealer, considering that the PDF you shared is 6½ years old. On just that one point, it's an old recall, so any owner of the identified models should check first before going in and demanding service. On that point we definitely agree. Your original post didn't contain that comment, so I made my comment without the intent to ruffle your feathers.

Yes, this is still a free country. And yes, you can still post your opinion here. But that is not quite as free as your comment seems to suggest. If there is inappropriate content, it can be edited or removed. You have not done anything that warrants any action at all, so you're doing a good job of expressing yourself without going too far. You don't appear to be unstable, just passionate. I've seen others get all riled up over less, and then go way too far. You're not even close.

What you shared earlier was appropriate, what you shared this time was also appropriate.

With your comment above, I can see where it is reasonable to conclude that any affected vehicle is required to be fixed by the dealer. I would guess that they can check the VIN for any previous service and decline any free repairs if the recall has already been performed. So it's good that you took the time to make it a bit clearer for me as well as any others who come along.
 

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Opinions are like sphincters, everyone has one....
 

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Also since a 7 year old recall doc doesn't say much about whether a certain vehicle has already had it performed, you can visit my.chevrolet.com with your VIN and it will list any open recalls on that vehicle. You can also use NHTSA.gov/recalls but it isn't as accurate in my experience.
 

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I've had my sensor replaced twice now. First time I tried to get in on the recall, but mileage limit is/was 130,000 miles, and I was already over 200k. Had to have it done again last spring. Dealer charged $200 for the part, and $200 for 2 hours of labor the first time. Same dealer, different service advisor quoted me $950 to do it the second time. So I made my thoughts on the matter pretty vocal, then took it to a local shop that got it done for me for $385.

Unless this is an updated recall, the mileage limit is 130,000.
 

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I would like a copy of the file you have if possible. Could you PM it to me? I am having issues with my power steering as well and nothing different from left turn or right. It pops off when it wants to and until the car is shut off and turned back on it will stay off once it cuts off. It happens hot or cold weather and does what it wants when it wants . Chevy car brains do not discriminate 😂😂😂 I appreciate the file any help is great. These chevys can be little tricky at times and frustrating

Angie D

First thing you need to do is to have the codes read by something that can read ABS codes. A simple OBDII reader will not be able to read what you need to see. Some Advance Auto Parts stores will check your car with ABS capable scanners. Remember no matter what goes wrong on a modern car you have to read the codes before doing anything else. The codes tell you where to start looking not what to fix.

What symptoms do you have with the Power Steering besides no PS? Does it turn easier in one direction Vs the other? Is it reduced PS or actually no PS?

The torque sensor replacement isn't a hard repair if that is your problem (I sort of doubt it). My car had the recall done. From the time I drove into the shop until I drove out it took about 50 minutes and that was with some time BSing with the Service Adviser after he told me the car was done.

I have a pdf file with the diagnostic procedures for the electric power steering codes. They are all C codes so should be be readable with a scanner that can read ABS codes. The file is too large to attach on this forum so if you want it send me a PM. Some of the procedures call for the use of a Tech 2 but if you are good with a DVM reading voltages, continuity, resistance, etc you should be able to jury rig your self past the Tech 2 stuff. If you read the Action Taken section of the codes you may decide some of them don't apply to your situation and you can just cross them off the list with the idea you will look there last if you don't find the problem.

Bill
CMF Edit: Personal email removed. Please use a PM for your safety.
 
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