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  1. massey1311

    massey1311 New Member

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    Hi, my 53 plate meriva has recently been experiencing problems with its electronic power assisted steering.

    The other day I was driving, and the power steering appeared to stop working-which was accompanied with the EPS light. AA called, and unexplainably the light extinguished and power steering seemed to be working ok. After the AA left-on my journey home the steering feedback changed, easier than normal to turn one way, and much harder than usual to turn the other way-the EPS light was NOT lit on the dasboard.

    Took it to a local vauxhall dealership-and £40 odd pound later, no fault was found, and appeared to have been fixed-equal/normal steering in both directions. As with most places in the UK-it had been extremely heavy rain, problem was thought to be some how related to this.

    Today, whilst out driving, steering got harder and was also accompanied by the EPS light. As with the time before it was far easier to turn right and harder to turn left. Managed to get it home-currently awaiting AA for tow to vauxhall garage.

    Our first trip to the Vauxhall garage, the service manager informed us that this is a known problem, especially but not exclusively related to the Meriva-possible fix???....new steering collumn?? at upwards of £400.

    Has anyone had or heard of similar problems? I would be entirely grateful of any help or opinions from anyone on this matter.

    Thanks for your time (hope I haven't bored you all!!)

    Regards
    massey1311
  2. waynephatg

    waynephatg The last of the 8v's :-(

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    Ours came on once after starting it. Went to turn and it was stiff, then noticed the EPS light was on. Turned engine off and restarted and all was ok and touch wood it has been since, and that was 6 months ago..............
  3. Steveshazreggie

    Steveshazreggie New Member

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    eps problem

    Hi

    I have what sounds like an identical problem. Very sporadic, garage says nothing wrong, occurring on small journeys around town, fine once we get moving.

    Did you ever get this fixed? Sounds like something to do with steering column/rack/ or eps motor from other stuff I've read.

    Cheers

    Steve
  4. gazzell

    gazzell Active Member

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    Its known problem and according to the honest johns website Vauxhall will pay towards the cost of repair.
  5. Funky Pete

    Funky Pete New Member

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    Meriva EPS Light and no steering!

    Help.
    My Girlfriend rang me at work and told me the steering had stopped working and the EPS light was on. I bought an alternator belt assuming it was the belt but after an hour of work to the car realised there was no filler for the steering fluid and EPS obviously meant Electronic power steering. Couldn't find any fuses gone and have disconnected the battery to reset the CPU... Still have the fault.

    I know the vauxhall garage will charge me the world for finding and sorting the fault but want to know if there is a fix without the need for a visit to the local steeler.

    It's annoying cause it's the only car we have and we have a small child that requires carting around etc....:grrr
  6. Giffer2

    Giffer2 VxON Club Member VxON Club Member

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    If the steering has gone completely then it's not electrical - you can unplug the EPS system and still steer the car, it's just heavier to steer.
  7. greasemonkey

    greasemonkey VXon Frontera Monkey VxON Club Member

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    Heavier being the operative word you need arms like Garth this requires repairing asap as if it goes while on a round about it is going to cause an accident as posted contact VX and see if they will pay for it
    regards
    Steve
  8. pinnerfox

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    EPS light

    So is there any fix for this problem?

    We have an 04 1.7cdti model Meriva which had this problem 3 times on Sunday.

    Is there any known fix for this. Power steering becomes impossibly heavy.

    Restart the car and the problem seems to go away.

    Obviously dangerous at speed if this were to happen.
  9. waynephatg

    waynephatg The last of the 8v's :-(

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    New steering column usually iirc
  10. sundance

    sundance VxON Pond life

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    What you have to remember on the meriva is that the steering column and the motor come seperatly, if its out of warranty and you dont have FSH then i dont think you stand much chance of VX help. Also it depends on what codes are stored. you sometimes get a fault code relating to the angle sensor on the column which you then buy for about £400 + vat & fitting only to find that the fault is in the Motor/ecu (which bolts to the column) and thats even more expensive!!
    Unlike the corsa where you get the column and motor all in one.

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