Power Steering Malfunction - 2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS: Power Steering Malfunction

May 20, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

This warning popped up on the instrument display of our 2013 Cadillac ATS when I climbed in this morning. I did not notice any associated issue with the power steering, and the warning did not stay illuminated. And I have not seen it again since. We'll keep an eye on this and have it addressed at the dealer if necessary.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 8,175 miles


  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    I wouldn't call it a malfunction just yet. If it went away, maybe it was just a weird sensor reading or something else that sorted out over time with warm up or something.

  • Sounds about right considering ZF produces the part.

  • atslady atslady Posts:

    It happened to me today. Bought our 2013 ATS in April today I got the message you posted. However, my power steering did fail. I was backing out of a parking spot. Felt like I was driving a tank. I was able to pull forward back into the spot. I shut the car down then restarted. The power steering re-engaged and worked fine. However, I called the dealer and they told me to bring the car in immediately. While I was at Service the I was told that they've received a service bulletin for this problem. I'll try to come back and let you know what they say when I pick it up. FYI 4200 miles on my car.

Leave a Comment

Past Long-Term Road Tests

Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat online with us
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Call us at 855-782-4711
Text us at ED411