Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Power steering unit leak. 2010 Honda Crosstour

asked by on

I started to notice a whining noise for the past few weeks. It happened during the first 15 to 20 minutes of driving. This made me think it might be a belt or power steering related problem. My car was due for a 60,000 mileage service, and it turned out that the power steering unit was leaking. The mechanic said they need to put in a new Power Steering rack at some point. He said it’s very rare for this to happen at this low of mileage. I am hoping this will be covered under warranty. What do you think about this? What are you ideas or thoughts?

Hello. It is rare that the steering rack and the power steering pump needs to be replaced at 60,000 miles. These parts usually last for over 100,000 miles and are not often replaced. I do not think that the steering rack will be covered under warranty because it is usually considered a wear and tear component. It would be a good idea to verify the fault with another expert because the steering rack is expensive to repair. If you need a second opinion on the car, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your home to inspect the leak and replace the steering rack if necessary.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What are the best 50/50 antifreeze options to use for my car? 2002 Honda Accord

Hi there - there are pretty-much just 2 issues when selecting engine coolant. First question is "What "type" coolant should I buy?". Glycol-based coolant tends to be the green stuff. Low-phosphate, for all aluminum engines is pink or orange. (Best...

Q: Transmission fluid comes up out of the transmission vent tube attached to the transmission dipstick tube

Hi there. Fluid seepage out of the vent tube can sometimes be normal, but can also be caused by overfilling. Has a service been performed recently? Perform a fluid level and condition inspection by having the engine at idle, on...

Q: Vibrating Car

With no mention of a check engine light or performance issues, your problem is most likely in the powertrain itself. Most likely the engine/transmission mounts are the culprit. The job of these mounts is not only to hold the engine...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.