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Old 12-14-2014, 03:50 PM   #43
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We have a Volt (not towed), and got the same letter. From my understanding the friction is not due to the power steering, but rather the mechanisms in the steering column system itself. Therefore, towing for awhile and then making a sharp corner would exactly simulate the condition. In fact, it might be more likely when the power steering is not 'on'.

I would get the fixes done by Chevy as if you had the problem when driving and I'm betting dollars to donuts that the towing problem will go away.
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:55 PM   #44
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Thanks to all who offered sage advice, DW solved problem, we now are owners of 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
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Old 12-17-2014, 03:27 PM   #45
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Darn Lanny, saw your post and thought maybe you had the fix. On second thought, guess you do. Congrats on the new toad.
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:05 PM   #46
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We have an electric power steering 2013 Equinox and received the letter from GM. The letter indicates the condition may commence after driving straight for a while. However, one poster here indicated the problem arose immediately upon towing when making a turn. A search on another popular RV forum revealed someone else with the problem said they were neglecting to pull the fuse, which powers the steering. According to them, pulling the fuse solved the problem.
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I was riding with my friend when his 2013 4 cyl Equinox failed to track though at least two turns. As we exited the 2nd turn, black marks on the hwy from the wheels dragging, we stopped and I checked the Equinox. Fuse was pulled, Trans in N, and ignition was still in ACC. He has an appt with the dealer Monday.
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Dennis-I would be interested to hear what happens at the appointment.
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Dennis curious if you learned anything at Chevrolet on the Equinox tracking issue. I also have had this issue on a 2011 AWD on occasion with no answers from my dealer. This Friday they are to check it for the issue mentioned in the GM letter for a tight steering problem on some Equinox's. Have seen a few people with this problem but have not heard anyone finding a answer. I would prefer not to be forced into Lanny's answer just for this reason alone.
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Old 01-29-2015, 03:18 PM   #50
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I was riding with my friend when his 2013 4 cyl Equinox failed to track though at least two turns. As we exited the 2nd turn, black marks on the hwy from the wheels dragging, we stopped and I checked the Equinox. Fuse was pulled, Trans in N, and ignition was still in ACC. He has an appt with the dealer Monday.
I know our Chevy car we tow, the ign needs to be 'on' position for the steering to unlock. ACC position, the steering is still locked.
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The dealer made the adjustment called for in the letter but didn't tow or attempt to duplicate the problem. We'll likely hook it up this weekend and see what happens.

Fingers crossed!
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96 Wide glide, thanks but the issue is not that they are in proper ignition On, fuse pulled and in neutral. My 2011 Equinox AWD and as have read from some others with AWD that on occasion the driver notices front tires are not steering (castering) as normal. If I attempt to recreate it everything works properly. Then one day you make a turn from campground or filling station and see in mirror the tire is straight foward and being skidded side ways like a tire on a tandem axle trailer is in a sharp turn.
I have wondered but not proven if the tail swing of MH may effect the Towed some way. Say you turn left the tail must go right and car will track to right prior to following MH and wheels are castering right then to the left following the MH left turn.
The action of a small right turn to see traffic then a full left turn may also be when it occurs. Need to test this theory more.
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