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My Fiat has an intermittent steering problem - is Fiat responsible?

I have a Fiat Panda 4x4 which I bought new in 2010. I have had intermittent power failure on the steering. I remember seeing Watchdog some years ago when this seemed to be a common fault with the car. My car has only done 28000 miles i wonder if Fiat should take some responsibility for this repair?

Asked on 3 May 2017 by Michael Atkins

Answered by Honest John
It's fairly common on the 500, Panda, Punto, Alfa MiTo and original Vauxhall Meriva all of which use the same EPAS system. It's caused by holding the steering wheel on full lock which burns out the electric motor.
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