power steering


: an automotive steering system with engine power used to amplify the torque applied at the steering wheel by the driver

Examples of power steering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An assembly issue with the worn gear in the steering wheel system could result in a sudden loss of power steering assist. USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2024 The vehicle was towed to the dealer and the mechanic stated that the power steering pump needed to be replaced, and that the vehicle was previously repaired. Detroit Free Press, 1 Mar. 2024 Recalled vehicles: 2023 Tesla Model S 2023 Tesla Model X 2023 Tesla Model Y Mazda recall for power steering warning Mazda is recalling 43,752 of its 2024 CX-90 vehicles. USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2024 A number of Tesla owners have posted complaints to Reddit and other message boards in recent months about power steering loss, often while driving. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 2 Feb. 2024 Some complaints describe the steering suddenly and randomly locking in place; others relate power steering failures that required heavy effort to remain in control of the car. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 1 Aug. 2023 The car steers accurately, but little meaningful sensation gets through the electric assistance of the power steering, and on standard all-season tires the front wheels washed out under even modest levels of provocation. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 25 May 2023 There’s no power steering, no ABS [anti-lock braking]. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb. 2024 Reuters reported this morning that NHTSA has upgraded its probe into Tesla’s power steering loss issues to an engineering analysis — which is the step that comes right before a recall. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 2 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of power steering was in 1932

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“Power steering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20steering. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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