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Old 9th June 2016, 11:45   #46
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2. Has any of the Team-BHP members experienced the Power Steering failure?, if yes at what age of the vehicle and was there any definite finding as to why it failed?

3. Is the EPS module repairable? and even if it is serviceable, is it wise to replace the EPS module than repairing it?
My dad has been complaining for quite some time (probably a year) that the power steering in my swift seems much hard than his Santro. Since the car was not driven much, and mostly by a driver, I did not bother. In anycase, I was able to turn the steering with a few fingers, and I felt that my dad is feeling the steering hard as the Santro's steering is supposed to be quite light.

A few weeks back took the car to MASS for some work, and the SA confirmed that power steering has gone bad. Wants to replace the entire setup (apparently there is no "repairable" component) and has quote an amount in the range of 35k - 45K. Since my car is 11 years old (77K kms), with a lot of other issues (torn seat belts, dying battery, dying clutch and dent covered body that is starting to rust), I have decided to go in for an exchange offer and buy a new car instead.
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Old 9th June 2016, 15:05   #47
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I faced the same issue in my ZDi few months ago. Changed the battery and it never occurred again. Hope you would have checked the battery?
That didn't strike me. I will get the battery checked this weekend. But the battery appears ok to me as the car gets started with a single crank.

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Have you done any electrical modification/accessorize'ion on your car recently? Also, as I was told, it's better to avoid these cheap mobile phone chargers esp. the one's with 5-6 cables coming out, in the car. They are known to mess with the car's electronics. I still wonder why didn't the fuse blow out in my case
There are/were no modifications, be it electrical or mechanical, done on this car and it is in stock form. But some time, my phone/tablet gets charged via USB port, but that too very rarely.

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I faced the same issue in my ZDi few months ago. Changed the battery and it never occurred again. Hope you would have checked the battery?
Faced the same issue with my swift VDI 2013, steering warning sign with loss of power to the steering, however after restarting the engine after a while, the problem was gone.
I recently got clutch plate changed and then the amp power cable was reconnected to battery (Audison), maybe that had something to do with battery draining, which was replaced in 2015 only.
One more thing, I switched on the cabin light and when the car is idling and if I press the auto lock, the cabin light dims for a fraction of second. The same happens with woofer thumping above 25 decibels, the light kind of flickers.
Does look like a weak battery.
Now will get the amp wiring checked at motor concept to see if it's not drawing current after switching off the car.
Used to happen with my Xuv and Audison DSP installed.
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