Q: Is it dangerous to drive your vehicle when you receive the message steering assist default?

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Is it dangerous to drive your vehicle once you receive the message steering assist default?

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Hi - yes, it is dangerous to continue driving with a "steering assist malfunction" message showing. Many cars now utilize electrically assisted power steering. The loss of steering "assist" can also cause binding of the steering assembly, creating a "loss of control" situation which could lead to a crash. I would recommend a steering system inspection ASAP by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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