Why does my steering make a strange noise?

I have a 2012 SEAT Ibiza 1.2 ST and every time I turn the steering wheel it makes a whining noise. The garage says it is the electric motor for the power steering (cost £720 fitted). Is this a common fault?

Asked on 23 December 2016 by Andy

Answered by Honest John
If an electric power steering motor has been held on full lock too much it starts to burn itself out. You should never, ever hold EPAS on full lock. Always wind an inch off.
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