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Chevrolet Cruze Owners Manual: Steering

Electric Power Steering

The vehicle has electric power steering. It does not have power steering fluid. Regular maintenance is not required.

If power steering assist is lost due to a system malfunction, the vehicle can be steered, but may require increased effort. See your dealer if there is a problem.

If the steering wheel is turned until it reaches the end of its travel and is held against that position for an extended period of time, power steering assist may be reduced.

Normal use of the power steering assist should return when the system cools down.

Curve Tips

  Take curves at a reasonable speed.

Reduce speed before entering a curve.

Maintain a reasonable steady speed through the curve.

Wait until the vehicle is out of the curve before accelerating gently into the straightaway.

Steering in Emergencies

  There are some situations when steering around a problem may be more effective than braking.

  Holding both sides of the steering wheel allows you to turn 180 degrees without removing a hand.

  The Antilock Brake System (ABS) allows steering while braking.

Braking
Braking action involves perception time and reaction time. Deciding to push the brake pedal is perception time. Actually doing it is reaction time. Average driver reaction time is about three-quart ...

Off-Road Recovery
The vehicle's right wheels can drop off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while driving. Follow these tips: 1. Ease off the accelerator and then, if there is nothing in the way, steer the ...

Other materials:

Rear Compartment Lid Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Cruze - Left Side)
Rear Compartment Lid Emblem Assembly Caution: Refer to Exterior Trim Emblem Removal Caution in the Preface section. Procedure The part and surface should be 21C (70F) prior to installation. The vehicle should remain 21C (70F) for one hour after assembly to allow adhesive to deve ...

Installation Procedure
Remove all mounds or loose pieces of urethane adhesive from the pinch-weld area. Inspect for any of the following problems in order to help prevent future breakage of the window: High weld Solder spots Hardened sealer Any other obstruction or irregularity in the pinch-weld fla ...

Air/Wind Noise
Special Tools CH-39570 Chassis Ear GE-41416 Ultrasonic Leak Detector Warning: Refer to Assistant Driving Warning in the Preface section. To analyze a reported windnoise condition, test drive the vehicle to determine the origin of the noise. Choose a regular route with smooth and strai ...

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