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Hello, is your power steering currently working?
This uses electronic power steering. how long did you drive before the power steering warning came on?
About the only thing you can try without a scan tool is disconnecting the battery. Since this is a hybrid the system is a little trickier. You need a scan tool that can test and erase codes in the power steering control module. If you have your vin number I can run it for recalls. Some of these models have recalls for the power steering rack.
I wish they could. most part stores can only test for powertrain codes and not chassis codes. It never hurts to ask them though.
I'm sorry there aren't any recalls out on your vehicle. The diagnosis for this would be to attempt to reset the codes and reprogram the power steering control module. If this doesn't correct the concern you install a new power steering module. This is part of the rack. Most likely what I think happen is the tire size from the flat tire shut down the power steering to prevent damage.