Power Steering failure

Asked by Mar 03, 2016 at 09:17 PM about the 2009 Honda Civic DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2009 Honda civic sedan, standard. I'm really happy with it -great
car -except: On three occasions the power steering has failed. First it failed
after parking it. Remained hard to steer for 4 hours. I took it to a garage,
and the mechanic started the car, and the power steering was back. The
next day it failed again for about three hours. Then it came back. I manage
okay because I am strong, but it seems it could be a dangerous problem
for some people. Honda said it would be hard to diagnose because it's
working well. I was surprised to learn that there is no fluid -but some type of
electrical power steering. Any idea what could be causing this intermittent
problem?

2 Answers

1,690

u can start by replacing p/s fluid first and then if that doesnt work p/s pump..worst case is actual steering rack..check underneath for leaks..maybe lines

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

There's no fluid in the Honda civic model I have, but you're right, it could be the pump

Your Answer

Honda Civic Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,050
  • #2
    Takoda Fraser
    Reputation
    1,030
  • #3
    Jonathan Ford
    Reputation
    1,000
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,118 Great Deals out of 62,345 listings starting at $1,199
Used Honda Civic Coupe
223 Great Deals out of 14,650 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Corolla
897 Great Deals out of 57,656 listings starting at $1,488
Used Toyota Camry
1,040 Great Deals out of 74,332 listings starting at $295
Used Honda CR-V
824 Great Deals out of 55,280 listings starting at $1,750
Used Nissan Altima
1,012 Great Deals out of 75,707 listings starting at $1,300
Used Mazda MAZDA3
357 Great Deals out of 26,880 listings starting at $950
Used Hyundai Elantra
490 Great Deals out of 43,030 listings starting at $2,295
Used Honda Accord Coupe
178 Great Deals out of 9,131 listings starting at $1,750
Used Ford Focus
763 Great Deals out of 53,004 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Mustang
726 Great Deals out of 38,098 listings starting at $895
Used BMW 3 Series
1,164 Great Deals out of 33,298 listings starting at $1,000
Used Hyundai Sonata
730 Great Deals out of 50,245 listings starting at $500
Used Nissan Sentra
542 Great Deals out of 50,382 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Honda Civic For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 50,263 listings starting at $16,393
2016 Honda Civic For Sale
80 Great Deals out of 2,420 listings starting at $11,999
2015 Honda Civic For Sale
123 Great Deals out of 4,059 listings starting at $8,481
2014 Honda Civic For Sale
240 Great Deals out of 6,143 listings starting at $7,600
2013 Honda Civic For Sale
78 Great Deals out of 1,744 listings starting at $6,680

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.