According to recalls.gov, General Motors has issued a recall on their 2010 Cadillac SRX sport utility vehicles manufactured in December of 2009. The power steering hose may have been damaged during assembly. A crimp made on the hose may have adversely affected the line.
This crimp may cause a leak in the power steering fluid. Affected cars experiencing fluid loss will produce noise from the power steering pump, which may lead to loss of power assist for steering. If the fluid were to spray onto heated parts, it could lead to a fire developing in the engine compartment.
Over 3400 Cadillac SRXs may have this defect. GM dealers are offering to inspect and replace the power steering hose for free.