Ford Fiesta Electric Power Steering Column Problems
The Electric Power Steering column on the 2008 + Ford Fiesta models are a very common failing part. The electric steering column replaces the earlier conventional hydraulic power steering system found fitted to earlier models and when working correctly is a great concept but unfortunately this expensive part is a very common failure and they all at some point or another end up failing, requiring replacement or repair.
Some of the most common faults that indicate that your electric steering column has failed are :
1. Heavy steering in both directions.
2. Intermittent loss of steering.
3. Complete loss of power steering.
4. Power steering light illuminating on the dash.
As you can see above, when the electric steering column is failing it will usually begin with an intermittent fault whereby the steering warning light will illuminate on the dash and then go out itself. The steering may also go heavy intermittently, sometimes just in one direction but more commonly it will go heavy in both directions. If the problem is ignored, the electric power steering column will fail completely in which case the steering warning light will permanently be illuminated on the dash and the steering wheel will go completely heavy with no power assistance.
If your Electric Steering Column becomes faulty, you could be quoted in the region of £800 + VAT (plus labour + coding) which is very expensive, and it will only come with a limited 12 month warranty. A second hand used part will be cheaper, it will come with a limited 30-90 day warranty but there is no real guarantee it will last because it is such a common fault, and you will have a limited amount of knowledge on the vehicle it was previously fitted to and how well it was maintained, as well as how many mileage the vehicle already covered.
My Ford Fiesta Electric Steering Column Is Faulty – How Can PSS Help?
Here at Power Steering Services, we carry remanufactured units in stock as a direct replacement. Our replacement units do not require coding as they are set to self-calibrate when fitted to the vehicle and come with a Lifetime warranty. We can also repair your own unit where we will use only genuine, new OEM components when rebuilding your Electric Steering Column to ensure each and every rebuilt Electric Power Steering Column meets & exceeds OE specifications. All of our repaired and exchanged electric steering columns come with the Lifetime warranty and do not require coding.
If you have a problem with your Ford Fiesta Electric Steering Column, give Power Steering Services (PSS) a call today on 0208 853 3343.