Hey Everyone. I am having an issue with my ELECTRICAL power steering for my 2008 Mazda Tribute and I can’t get a straight answer from the few mechanics I’ve spoken with.
Here’s the situation. During the warm months (May through October in Virginia) my power steering will work perfectly. However when it’s cold (below 40F) my power steering stops working. During the transition from warm to cold (and vice versa) it will work intermittently and violently shake.
I had it seen at the Mazda dealership and they told me it had nothing to do with the power steering assist recall and that I will need to pay for replacing the entire steering column (>$1200).
Has anyone else had a similar issue? If so, what is the fix?
If not, do you have any ideas why this may be occurring?
Any help is appreciated.