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Power steering assist fluid level. Need advice

Hi all, this evening I happened to be in garage when my wife came in, I heard high pinch sound when she turned the wheels.
So, its defiantly steering, open the fluid tank and was really surprised with level
Its dry



Questions, Im sure level should be in the grid, if so what type of fluid I can use?

P.S. Car was at dealer for CVT oil change 2K ago, I have inspection sheet where all fluids are Ok.
Did they really checked it?



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I had similar thing on my 15. it was ~ 4+ ounces below the full hatch. I wasn't happy to see that at 25K miles that's always been dealer serviced. I keep seeing/finding/having shortcomings with too many dealers' service/work; very disheartening and disappointing.
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Power steering assist fluid level. Need advice

No they didn’t check it. Pretty typical.

The only way to get good service is talk to the techs. Make up reasons to talk and interact with them. Be gracious. Act dumb, but curious. Get them involved with your car on a personal level and they’ll do the job like they’re supposed to.
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What spec is for the fluid? Can I get it from any auto store or its required OEM Nissan fluid?


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I got the Nissan e-ps fluid at the dealer ~ $15; I believe it's specific ps fluid for nissan's electronic power steering units.
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The high pitch noise is not due to the low steering fluid, it is normal when turning the wheel.


Just top it off, you can either ask the dealer to do it on your next scheduled maintenance, or you can do it yourself. It is probably not that low.



I had the same issue, and I bought my fluid from amazon, and just top it off, don't mix the fluid with another brand:





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Just came back from the dealer, bought a jar for $13, added 150ml to get the level to the middle of the grid.
The noise is much lover when turning the wheel.



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Checked mine out of curiosity, it’s also not showing on the stick.
I do my own oil changes and usually don’t check it that often.

Noticed Prestone has Asian approved power steering fluid. Suppose to work with Nissan products.
Might give it a try.

Update: Purchased the PS Fluid from Nissan for $4.99.
Prestone would of been $12.29.
Added the fluid and can tell it steers with less effort.

They gave me a few crush washers for the oil changes also.

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As with all fluids, check your owner's manual. Any fluid that meets the stated specifications is OK. If you can't find a spec, you know that you can always do it right by going to the dealer's parts department.

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After I added the fluid my wife notice the difference too.

My question will be where did it go?
I found this
https://www.foxnews.com/us/nissan-re...power-steering

But it is for previous generation. Need to keep an eye on it.


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I would think there might still be a problem with the recall listed above. I just went out and checked my fluid, which is low, barely a little showing on the dip stick.
Just received a new recall on the '15 concerning brake fluid lead possible cause of a fire. :
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I would think there might still be a problem with the recall listed above. I just went out and checked my fluid, which is low, barely a little showing on the dip stick.
Just received a new recall on the '15 concerning brake fluid lead possible cause of a fire. :
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I would think there might still be a problem with the recall listed above. I just went out and checked my fluid, which is low, barely a little showing on the dip stick.
Just received a new recall on the '15 concerning brake fluid leak possible cause of a fire. :
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Got my letter for brake fluid recall last night, this the second time we get this.

Will ask them to check for steering fluid leak.

I did pulled the stick last night, after three days level is the same, if it does leak than is very slow, I looked all over it and didn’t find any wet spots or sighs for leaks, really thinking car came with low level.


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Just left our '15 at our local dealer. Was able to talk to the mechanic we use. He won mechanic of the year a few years back out of all Nissan mechanics tested. I trust him. As far as the p/s fluid he said as long as the level touches the dip stick (my words, not his) the level is okay. Reason, steering is electric not like our old pump variety, though there must be a pump somewhere. He did say he adds a little just to make customers feel better.

As a side, my wife who drives the M 95% of the time said there has been a bump she feels through the steering wheel every morning. As I saw in another thread, Greg said it is the hydraulic motor mount and that bump (clunk) is normal. He will find the service notice for us.

I will let you know if he finds anything else tomorrow. It is just nice having someone who knows what he is talking about. Not that any of you don't, but Nissan tested.
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