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Old 02-10-2005   #1
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power steering light...again

my power steering light sometimes stays on after start-up, after speaking to the dealers, they reckon the cause is.....i have big feet , so am coming into contact with the steering shaft and fouling some sensors

it may be possible cause occasionally i feel my feet on the steering shaft, but think nothing of it

my question is, is there any sensors on steering shaft or nearby?

are they fobbing me off, to save themselves a job and me a trip up to see them

it's under warranty and have something done to power steering light a few weeks after i got it, im hoping they would of sorted out the orginal problem with it and this is a different one

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Re: power steering light...again

There are sensors, but not on the shaft by your feet, they are all internal behind all the coulings - I believe the problem is that your dealer is a bit rubbish.

If they carried out a 'Examiner' check there would be a fault stored - you would then start to make a diagnosis from there.

Worse case you will need a new steering coloumn assembly - but there relatively easy to fit, plus its warranty so whats the problem with the dealer - contact Fiat customer care and tell them exactly what happened and that your "really concerned for your safety" , see what they say.
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Re: power steering light...again

thanks for the info

this was a diagnosis over the phone lol

the dealer is 45mins - 1hr away , so try not to go there if i can

i hope my warranty is still intact, they not contacted me about my service which is over due
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What size feet do you have Gaz?
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12 , they not exceptionally big
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Which was going to be my reply, I am sure FIat wouldn't have designed the car that way - unless Italians have small feet.
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they just using a **** excuse, just wanted to check
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only one size smaller than mine an i have no light, are you not supposed to ring them when service is due?
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but you have no clutch, i seem to be catching steering shaft when i go for clutch pedal

you most probably are suppose to phone but they usually send out a reminder , i mustnt be special, it gone past the 30 days grace period
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Quote Originally Posted by gaz_wrexham
you most probably are suppose to phone but they usually send out a reminder
thats the dentist
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Its not the dealers fault if you dont book your car in for service, if the warranty is invalidated then you lose out.
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you can re validate warentys
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Costs £60 though, just because the srevice was late.
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be cheeper than a new steering coloumn assembly though wont it?
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Re: power steering light...again

Quote Originally Posted by NumanR
Its not the dealers fault if you dont book your car in for service, if the warranty is invalidated then you lose out.
im not blaming the dealers, but with past fiats my parents have had they have always sent reminders, just been putting if off
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