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Hi I have a 2013 Cruze with 130000km on it. I bought it new and have had a lot of problems even when it was still under warranty The latest is the service power steering message came on and I had no power steering. Went to dealership they said my key was dirty and that caused it. They charged me to clean the key and said it was fixed. I drove the car about 50km and same thing happened again. The next time they reprogrammed the power steering module special bulletin coverage. Again I drove it about 60-70km and had the same issue. Now they said I have error code C0545 steering torque sensor malfunction and it is $2000.00 for the steering rack + labour which they said is approx 5 hours. I asked them if the negative battery cable could cause it as in the bulletin it says it can. They said if it was that there would have been a code that comes up for the battery cable. Does anyone have any advice anyone with the same issue? . I appreciate any help.
 

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Well let’s do some fact checking shall we...
  • The key has no affect on the power steering.... They are completely seperate parts. It’s like comparing two different continents. Just doesn’t make sense.
  • The negative battery cable issue will not give a code. If it does they are random.
  • The steering sensor is like a $50 part and does not require steering rack replacement.
 

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Hi I have a 2013 Cruze with 130000km on it. I bought it new and have had a lot of problems even when it was still under warranty The latest is the service power steering message came on and I had no power steering. Went to dealership they said my key was dirty and that caused it. They charged me to clean the key and said it was fixed. I drove the car about 50km and same thing happened again. The next time they reprogrammed the power steering module special bulletin coverage. Again I drove it about 60-70km and had the same issue. Now they said I have error code C0545 steering torque sensor malfunction and it is $2000.00 for the steering rack + labour which they said is approx 5 hours. I asked them if the negative battery cable could cause it as in the bulletin it says it can. They said if it was that there would have been a code that comes up for the battery cable. Does anyone have any advice anyone with the same issue? . I appreciate any help.
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Service Bulletin - NHTSA SB-10057574-8899
SB-10089945-2280
How-To: Installation of the Big 3 Cruze Kit
Clean the Terminals
Cruze Battery Upgrade Options

C0545 Possible Causes What does this mean?

Faulty Steering Wheel Torque Sensor
Steering Wheel Torque Sensor harness is open or shorted
Steering Wheel Torque Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
Read more: C0545 - Steering Wheel Torque Sensor Malfunction




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