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What Does the Power Steering System Warning Light Mean?

What Does the Power Steering System Warning Light Mean?

Where can I find the power steering system warning light? The power steering warning light on your car's dashboard is easily recognizable as it may be a yellow, orange or red steering wheel often accompanied by an exclamation mark. In electric power steering systems, an illuminated EPS communicates the same message. What happens when the power steering warning light comes on? Often the power steering system will fail and your car will become difficult to steer. Why does the power steering warning light come on? The light warns you that the power steering system has failed and prompts you to investigate for a cause. The cause may vary according to the type of power steering system in your car. In hydraulic power steering systems, a leak in the system causing a low fluid level is the most common cause for this problem. In electronic power steering (EPS) systems, you may find an illuminated EPS light instead. As EPS systems do not use fluid to provide steering assistance, there ... read more

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