there is a 1.3 million GM Power steering motor recall. the fail to include the HHR's, dont have a reason why. I'm having the same problem. luckily I bought the extended warranty, and it covers it. I called the dealer, they said it may be a blown 60 amp fuse. in my case, I just restarted the engine and it went bak o normal, but, that may not fix the problem, it may need to replace the power steering motor. more to follow.