Fiat 500 Steering Column Non VDC
The Fiat 500 was reintroduced in 2007, and Fiat began to use an electric power steering system in the 500 models. The power steering column/motor/ecu on the Fiat 500 is one integral unit. The motor/ecu does not separate from the column body. If a fault develops anywhere within the electric power steering eps column, then the complete column must be changed.
There can be a number of faults on the Fiat 500 EPS system, the most common being;
C1002 – Steering Column Torque Position
When the Steering begins to fail on the Fiat 500, it will be an intermittent fault, where the steering warning light will appear on the dash but then disappear. The main reason for the failure of the electric power steering column on the Fiat 500, is the torque position sensor failing, this can result in a groaning vibration when turning the steering wheel which will eventually lead to the steering failure light/ message illuminating on the dash display.
The EPS motor/control unit can also fail sometimes intermittently whereby the steering will work some times and not work at other times.
The steering may also go heavy in both directions with the light on the dash permanently illuminated. This means that you have experienced a total column failure
For either of these types of failures, the complete eps column will need to be replaced. Our range of remanufactured exchange electric steering columns for the 500 are rebuilt to the highest standards and we use some heavier duty components in the rebuild to ensure that we do not see repeat failures for the faults described the columns also come with the peace of mind with a lifetime warranty.