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Just curious...is there a recommended replacement interval for power steering fluid? I have a 2019 Ascent, and cannot find information anywhere. Sorry if this has been asked before and I just can't find it doing a search. Thanks.
 

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Just curious...is there a recommended replacement interval for power steering fluid? I have a 2019 Ascent, and cannot find information anywhere. Sorry if this has been asked before and I just can't find it doing a search. Thanks.
Unlike older Subarus, the Ascent has electric power steering. No fluids or potential leaks. Happy driving.
 

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A question about electric steering... If a fuse ( or fusible link - don't have any wiring diagrams ) were to fail would there still be manual steering capability?
 

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A question about electric steering... If a fuse ( or fusible link - don't have any wiring diagrams ) were to fail would there still be manual steering capability?
Yes. You can test that by shutting off the car when parked with it in neutral and turning the wheel.
 

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Thanks, Robert. I'm still learning the Ascent.
So are all of us... I just have a few more miles of learning under my belt. :ROFLMAO: ;)

Seriously though, glad I could help.
 

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I feel like this electric power steering is behind all the complaints about how touchy the steering is. It’s just different, not wrong. If people know to expect a different response from an electric vs hydraulic system, my guess is they wouldn’t think twice about it.
 

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I feel like this electric power steering is behind all the complaints about how touchy the steering is. It’s just different, not wrong. If people know to expect a different response from an electric vs hydraulic system, my guess is they wouldn’t think twice about it.
I do too. Also, I betcha people who drove non powered steering or sports cars that simulate it are familiar with the feel.
 
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