What does the steering wheel with exclamation point mean

An exclamation point or question mark is an ancient symbol found on steering wheels of automobiles. The purpose is to warn the users of a potential hazard ahead. The exclamation point made its debut in 1886, and was patented by Louis Chevrolet.

The steering wheel with exclamation point means that there is a problem with your power steering system

The steering wheel with exclamation point means that there is a problem with your power steering system. This can mean a few things. Usually, it indicates that the power steering pump has failed and needs replacement. The pump is responsible for pumping fluid from the reservoir through the system to provide pressure to the rack and pinion or other steering mechanism. If this is not working, you will not be able to turn your wheels.

The other possible cause of this error code is low fluid levels in your power steering system. If you are low on fluid, it could mean that there is air in the lines somewhere causing problems with pressure buildup and delivery. This can lead to overheating or damage to components throughout the system before replacement is necessary.

You may notice a grinding or squealing noise when turning the steering wheel, or that it is more difficult to turn than normal

In any of these cases, you should have your vehicle inspected at once by a qualified mechanic. This may be a sign of excessive play in your steering system, which could lead to parts failure and an accident. If you feel any unusual vibrations in your steering wheel while driving, pull over and check for damage to your tires. If you find any tire damage, don’t drive on it and call for assistance immediately.

If you see the steering wheel warning light, check your power steering fluid and top off the reservoir if needed

The light can also come on when there’s a fault in the hydraulic power steering system or if there’s a problem with the power steering pump. If you have an intermittent problem with the light coming on, check for leaks in the hoses or connections between the power steering pump and rack. If you have a permanent issue with this light, take your vehicle to the dealer for service as soon as possible.

It is also possible that the warning light indicates a bad belt, failing pump, low fluid level or another problem with the power steering system

The exclamation point is a warning light that indicates that there is a problem with the power steering system. The system will still work, but you may need to press harder on the wheel when turning.

The reason for this warning light can vary depending on the car, but it is usually caused by a leak in either the fluid reservoir or one of the hoses attached to it. It is also possible that the warning light indicates a bad belt, failing pump, low fluid level or another problem with the power steering system.

If this light comes on during driving, check your fluid levels and make sure that there are no leaks coming from any of your hoses or fittings. If there are no visible leaks or problems with these parts, then you may need to have your vehicle towed to a mechanic for further diagnosis and repair services if necessary.

Steering problems can put a strain on other parts of your vehicle and prevent you from being able to steer properly in an emergency situation

The steering wheel with an exclamation point means that there is a problem with the vehicle’s steering system. Usually, the car will not drive straight, but it may also vibrate at higher speeds.

The exclamation mark on the dashboard will flash if there are issues with the power steering system. This could include low fluid levels, a bad belt or faulty sensors. If you are having trouble controlling your car while driving, there could be an issue with your power steering system that needs to be repaired as soon as possible.

Most of today’s cars have electric power steering systems

They use a rack and pinion arrangement, which is two straight rods connected with a U-shaped piece that holds the inner cylinder of the steering wheel. This rod moves up and down as you turn the wheel, moving your wheels in the same direction. If you look at the side of your steering column, there’s a little lever sticking out near the bottom of your steering wheel.

If you push this lever up or down, it will unlock or lock your steering wheel so that it can be pulled off. You can also do this by turning your ignition key to position 2 or 3 (the one next to “Off”) while pushing up on that little lever. If you see an exclamation point next to the symbol for your car’s ignition key, this means that something is wrong with your car’s electrical system. Most often this is a problem with your battery or starter motor  either one might not be working properly, or they could both be working against each other and causing problems.


The most common indication of this is a prsoblematic wheel sensor, which means you need to check your wheels, wheel sensors and wiring harness. However, a bad wheel bearing, a misaligned steering gear or worn out tie rods can also cause the warning light to come on.