The Fiat Punto’s power steering system is not conventionally hydraulic, it utilises an Electric Power Steering (EPS) system which includes an Electric Steering Column. The column comes complete with an ECU coded to the vehicle and a steering motor.
Fiat Punto Steering problems are very common, however, as the ECU’s are coded to the vehicle, it makes it a lot harder for people to just swap and change them for a second hand unit which in most cases, is what customers would prefer rather than paying for a brand new one.
My Fiat Punto Steering Warning Light is on – what does this mean?
The most common fault with the system on the Fiat Punto is when the power steering warning light appears on the dash causing the steering to go heavy. There are a number of reasons why this happens but mainly due to the load on the electrical system. The primary reason for it’s failure is the “City Mode” feature. The City Mode function was designed purely for parking purposes, however people that use this function more frequently risk overloading their electrical system and burning out the Fiat Punto steering column, which could cost in excess of £600 new from Fiat’s main dealer.
Here at Power Steering Services, we are able to remanufacture these units and due to popular demand, we now carry these units in stock ready to be dispatched / fitted same day. All repaired Fiat Punto electric steering columns come with our Lifetime warranty. Our units are self-calibrating and will NOT require coding, once fitted the unit will calibrate to the vehicle and code itself with no user programming required.
So before you go out and spend £600+ on a Fiat Punto steering column, or attempt to purchase a second hand power steering unit for a quick cheap fix, give us a call first! Remember, there is no guarantee when buying a used part because you never know how the previous owner had driven the vehicle. With us, you get a Lifetime warranty giving you complete peace of mind.