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I am facing this problem for the first time. 94K miles on my 2.4L 2014 Mazda CX-5. I turned it on today and the steering had no "power". It was hard to turn the wheels as if no power to the electric steering motor. Also, all dashboard lights are on as if there is some electrical malfunction. But the car still drove around a block from the house without any problem other than heavy steering.

Turning the car off was also difficult. One push of button didn't do anything. I had to keep holding the start-stop button down for a long time. Any ideas of what is going on or if I can debug (and fix) myself rather than take to a Mazda dealer.
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Might not help but you could try rebooting the system by disconnecting the positive battery terminal and reconnecting it. The condition reminds me of a belt loss on the older cars or low power steering fluid. I am not familiar with 2014 CX 5. Bad connections in harness somewhere. warning lights should not all come on. This seems to point to a central electrical cpu or connecton failure of some kind, possible low voltage condition.
These are all only guesses. You could obtain a code reader to see what codes are coming up. You can get then now as a small bluetooth dongle you plug into OBD and use your phone with an app to see the codes. These are very inexpensive and sometimes reveal a lot. Good luck.
 

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Thanks. There are no pending codes. I did buy a scanner and left the battery disconnected overnight but that didn't help either. Now I have an appointment with Mazda for Friday. Let's see what they find out.
Might not help but you could try rebooting the system by disconnecting the positive battery terminal and reconnecting it. The condition reminds me of a belt loss on the older cars or low power steering fluid. I am not familiar with 2014 CX 5. Bad connections in harness somewhere. warning lights should not all come on. This seems to point to a central electrical cpu or connecton failure of some kind, possible low voltage condition.
These are all only guesses. You could obtain a code reader to see what codes are coming up. You can get then now as a small bluetooth dongle you plug into OBD and use your phone with an app to see the codes. These are very inexpensive and sometimes reveal a lot. Good luck.
 
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