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Light icon showing of a steering wheel

Power steering fluid is showing as full. What else would cause that icon to be lit?

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  • dalinenterpr Aug 15, 2010

    Well, all the fluids in our car are at the level they should be. Next month, when we have the funds, we will have a local mechanic do the diagnostic test on it to find out what is going on. We do know that the oil light was showing due to a 02 sensor, which we will take care next month. But, until a diagnostic is done on the car, guess we won't know what the light that is of a steering wheel means. TY for your advice mrmbbravo.

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I have the same problem with my Forenza. The light is the same icon as the one that is on the power steering container under the hood. I have no clue why it is there, but when I bought the car the salesman said it had to do with the steering in certain conditions (ie; hazardous). I think that was bs. Mine is on constantly and hasn't caused any problems.

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Hi, not trying to call you wrong on this one, but i don't think your car has a power steering fluid light. if i was to take a wild guess, i would think this is probably your engine oil light. my only suggestion would be to check all of you fluids, or have them checked at a shop. please don't rate this answer unhelpful if i'm wrong about the power steering light, i've just never seen any of these lights in any vehicle before.

Posted on Jul 08, 2010

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SOURCE: Steering warning light on 2005 suzuki reno

Speed Sensitive Power Steering
(SSPS) Warning Light
If your vehicle has Speed Sensitive Power
Steering (SSPS), this warning light will
come on briefly when you turn the ignition
to ON as a check to show you the bulb is
working.
Then it should go out after a few seconds.
If the warning light does not come on, have
it fixed so it will be able to warn you if there
is a problem.
If the warning light stays on, or comes on
while you are driving, the SSPS system
may not be working. If this happens, see
your SUZUKI dealer for service.

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 Suzuki Forenza warning light: Right side of

Speed Sensitive Power Steering

(SSPS) Warning Light


Your vehicle is equipped with Speed Sensitive Power Steering (SSPS).

This is a computer-controlled power steering assist system.

The warning light you are describing will come on briefly when you turn the ignition to ON as a check to show you the bulb is working.

Then it should go out after a few seconds. If the warning light does not come on, have it fixed so it will be able to warn you if there is a problem.

If the warning light stays on, or comes on while you are driving, the SSPS system may not be working.
Your computer will need to be scanned to determine what the problem is with your SSPS system.

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