Vauxhall Meriva Steering Faults

Help with Vauxhall Meriva A electric power steering faults

The Vauxhall Meriva A produced between 2004 – 2010, uses an electric power steering column, the Vauxhall Meriva power steering column (EPS) is unique to the Meriva and shares no part with other Vauxhall EPS systems.

The steering column in the Vauxhall Meriva consists of a torque position sensor and motor control unit. The Vauxhall Meriva eps can suffer from the following faults;

A faulty torque position sensor is the most common cause of failure; this can cause the steering to fail, sometimes this will cause the steering wheel to groan and vibrate when turning sometimes the power steering will become lighter in one direction than the other. A faulty Meriva torque position sensor may also cause the EPS system to completely fail, the steering will go heavy and the steering failure light will illuminate.

If a scanner is plugged into the vehicle it will show a fault code of;

C1500; for a faulty torque position sensor. It is possible to have just the torque position sensor column replaced without replacing the motor control unit if this is done however the control unit will need to be recalibrated, we can supply a torque position sensor column.




The Vauxhall Meriva EPS can also suffer from a failure of the motor /control unit; this can begin as an intermittent failure whereby the steering wheel will go heavy and the failure light will illuminate on the dash. Usually, if the vehicle is switched off and then started again the system will temporarily reset unit the fault reoccurs, which it always will do. This will eventually lead to a complete failure of the system. If a scanner is plugged into the vehicle it will show a fault code of;

C1002; motor control unit failure. If this fault is present, the complete Vauxhall Meriva steering column needs to be replaced. We can supply a complete column, which includes the torque position sensor together with a motor and control unit. We test and calibrate the complete column so the unit can be fitted without the need for any further programming.