Fiat Grande Punto Electric Power Steering Column
The Electric Power Steering Column is known to be a common failing part on the Fiat Grande Punto. Electric Power Steering columns have replaced the earlier conventional hydraulic power steering system found fitted on earlier models. The advantages of an EPS is that it eliminates the need to have a pump which in itself, would have used approximately 8-10 BHP under load. The new design also allowed an increase in fuel economy by reducing the bulk and size of the whole unit, while improving the handling and steering refinement. However, this expensive part is still a very common failure and they all at some point or another end up failing, requiring replacement or repair.
Fiat Grande Punto Electric Steering Column – Common Faults
You will be able to tell that your Fiat Grande Electric Steering Column is faulty if you experience some or all of the issues listed below :
1. Intermittent loss of steering, which returns once the ignition is turned off and back on again
2. Heavy steering in one direction, and light in the other
3. Steering vibrates when turning
If you find any of the above faults with your Fiat Grande Punto become persistent, it will more than likely mean that your electric steering column is damaged or faulty. Going to a main dealer if the power steering column is faulty could cost you in the region of £800 + VAT (Plus labour + coding), and it may only come with a 12 month warranty. The alternative option would be to buy a used second hand unit, but the risk with this would be that you would have minimal information about the previous vehicle and how many miles were covered or how well the vehicle was maintained, therefore risk the electric steering column failing again at some point.
My Fiat Grande Punto Electric Steering Column Is Faulty – How Can PSS Help?
Here at Power Steering Services, we carry remanufactured units in stock as a direct replacement – so they will not require coding. They will be set to self-calibrate when fitted to the vehicle, and will also come with a Lifetime Warranty! You could also opt for us to repair your own unit, which will be done using only genuine OEM components when rebuilding your Electric Steering Column, to ensure that it meets & exceeds OE specifications. All our repaired and exchanged electric steering columns will come with Lifetime warranty and will require no coding.
If you have a problem with your Fiat Grande Punto Electric Steering Column, give Power Steering Services (PSS) a call today on 0208 853 3343.