Originally Posted by bill_de
I never heard of that system. Now after a little time with my best friend Google, I learned something new today ... and can go back to bed.
Yep. It's becoming more and more common (completely electric power steering) and is a staple in GM vehicles. No need to worry about fluid. On the other hand, if that motor dies, you're screwed. It's especially entertaining when you go to a corrupt oil change shop and they tell you they need to top off your power steering fluid because they checked it and it's low. The look on their faces when you ask them where they intend to put it is priceless.
Same with a transmission that is a closed system, which the G6 also has. Had one shop tell me that they needed to flush the transmission (never do that btw) because they checked it and it's getting old. I asked how they checked it and stood by them while they attempted to "relocate" the transmission fluid fill spout that never actually existed in the first place.