Alfa Romeo Mito Electric Power Steering Column Problems
The Electric Power Steering on the Alfa Romeo Mito is known to be a very common failing part. The conventional hydraulic power steering system that was found fitted to earlier models has been replaced by the electric steering column, and when working correctly, it is a great concept, however this costly part is also a very common failure and at some point or another, they always end up failing… resulting in the need for replacement or repair.
Alfa Romeo Mito Electric Steering Column – Common Faults
If you have ever experienced the failure of an Alfa Romeo Mito Electric Power Steering column, you will have noticed that it will usually begin with an intermittent fault where the steering light will illuminate on the dashboard and then also disappear itself. At this point, the steering will become intermittently heavy, occasionally just in one direction but more than likely, it will be heavy in both directions. If the problem is left for long enough, it will cause the power steering column to completely fail therefore leaving the steering warning light permanently illuminated on the dash, with completely heavy steering and no power assistance. When connecting diagnostic equipment through the OBD port, the following most common faults may appear from the Power Steering Module:
- C1001 – Rear left external sensor
- C1002 – Steering Column Torque Position
Unfortunately, the cost of replacing your Electric Steering Column when it becomes faulty can be very expensive, sometimes in the excess of £800 + VAT (plus labour + coding), which will also come with a limited 12 month warranty. A second hand used part may be a cheaper option, however it will only come with a limited 30-90 day warranty with no real guarantee that it will last because it is such a common fault, and they all end up failing at some point. You will also not be aware of how much mileage the used part has already covered or how well the vehicle was maintained.
My Alfa Romeo Mito Electric Steering Column Is Faulty – How Can PSS Help?
Here at Power Steering Services, we carry remanufactured units in stock as a direct replacement – they will not require coding and are set to self-calibrate when fitted to the vehicle, and will also come with a Lifetime Warranty! You will also have the option for us to repair your own unit, 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 Alfa Romeo Mito Electric Steering Column, give Power Steering Services (PSS) a call today on 0208 853 3343.