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Good morning all!

I have a 2018 Chevy Malibu LT. Have been the owner of the vehicle for 2 years now and love the car. Havent really had any issues except this past month. Ive noticed, mostly during auto-stop, that the steering wheel kicks back when the car turn back on and displays a quick message of “Steering assist reduced”. It doesn’t occur all the time but is a daily occurrence. I have made an appointment with my dealership regarding this issue. Has anyone encountered this? Is there a service bulleting or recall by NHTSA that I can show the dealership? Last thing I want is to pay $800 for a software update that I shouldn’t be charged for? I am new to this, sorry in advance.
 

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The steering assist reduced message comes two ways: 1) a message that randomly pops up briefly with no noticeable symptoms and 2) a message that pops up with a noticeable symptom

For 1 there is an update. For 2 you need actual diagnosis. Since you have the steering wheel kick coming out of Auto Stop along with the message, diagnosis seems appropriate. I have seen what you report before and it was a weak battery that needed to be replaced. I can't say that's the issue for sure but it has been in the past.
 
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