Aftersales Q&A - Car Service

Having power steering problems with my Vauxhall Meriva

I've been having some problems with the power steering in my Vauxhall Meriva.

I've been having these problems for a while now. Most of the time there are no problems, but the power steering will occasionally fail after a long journey. However, the problems have been getting worse recently.

I was driving to my local supermarket the other day and, as I turned into the car park, the power steering went completely and I had to struggle to manoeuvre the car into a parking space.

I called my breakdown service and they advised me that this is a known problem and that I should have it fixed at my local Vauxhall dealer.

Please could you advise me what to do?

Answer from the Stoneacre aftersales team:

The Vauxhall Meriva power steering problems are a known fault and you should contact your local Vauxhall dealer in order to book a diagnostic check to find the cause of the problem.

The EPS issues were usually caused by a faulty torque position sensor that would often fail when the steering wheel column was regularly put in the full lock position. This would gradually wear the power steering motor, causing it to fail.

However, it's often the case that the entire steering wheel column needs to be replaced in order to fix the problem completely.

Given the severity of the fault, you should either book a car service at your local Stoneacre garage, or give our team a call on 01405 744 192 and they'll be able to give you expert advice.